Cincinnati Marriott emerges from multimillion-dollar renovation


AWH Development completed an ambitious overhaul of the Spire Hospitality-managed Cincinnati Marriott at the RiverCenter, Ohio, which included modernizing the 321 guest rooms, meeting spaces, and public areas.

Cincinnati Marriott at the RiverCenter has benefited from a major overhaul aimed at making the property more attractive to both business and leisure travelers.

Conversion of a prominent river property

The Cincinnati Marriott in the RiverCenter has long stood out for its views over the Ohio River and the skyline of downtown Cincinnati, as well as its proximity to the city’s diverse dining scene. This hotel has just undergone a multi-million dollar renovation and now combines an enviable location with a fresh new look.

The property-wide redesign included the renovation of all 321 guest rooms, meeting areas and public areas, the establishment of the M Club and the reinvention of the Marriott Greatroom. Other notable hotel amenities include an on-site fitness center, Marriott Health & Fitness Club, indoor swimming pool and business center.

The property has been renovated by the full service real estate development company AWH Development. Spire Hospitality, which, like AWH Development, is owned by AWH Partners, manages the hotel. AWH Partners bought the hotel together with Opterra Capital in 2018.

New facilities and renovated interiors

Upon closer inspection of the project, each spacious guest room has been updated with new furniture, improved hardwood floors, and walk-in showers. In-room amenities range from a well-lit desk, free Wi-Fi, and an in-room safe to coffeemakers, mini-fridges, and smart TVs. Many rooms also offer an impressive view of the balcony.

For business travelers, the hotel offers up to 13,000 m² of event and meeting space and is also connected to the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, which offers an additional 100,000 m².

As a result of this renovation, the hotel’s Riverview ballroom has doubled to 4,200 m² – and has floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony on the water. The Kentucky space, which also has floor-to-ceiling windows, has been expanded to 1,155 square feet.

Also worth mentioning is the hotel’s new M Club, which spans 1,700 square feet and offers a 24/7 lounge for Marriott Bonvoy members, while the newly reinvented Marriott Greatroom provides food and drink for visitors in a modern, comfortable space houses, which are offered in addition to a variety of other guest services.