The husband and wife team of Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson will open the second 21c hotel in the former Metropole Hotel… [and] will feature an 8,000-square-foot contemporary art museum, a 160-room boutique hotel and a Proof restaurant and bar.
New York City-based Deborah Berke & Partners Architects LLP, designers of the Louisville 21c hotel, also will design the Cincinnati hotel, according to the release. Alan Weiskopf of Pittsburgh-based Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettle will serve as executive architect.
The $45 million renovation of the Metropole Hotel building is expected to begin in fall 2010.
But will there be red penguins?