Construction of the 276-room Holiday Inn Cleveland Clinic
, 8650 Euclid Ave. on the Clinic campus, is on schedule and officials say it will be ready to open its doors by mid-April, just in time for the Republican National Convention and summer activities in University Circle, says Craig Campbell, area director of district sales and marketing for the project's parent company, InterContinental Hotel
The multi-million dollar project broke ground in December 2014 and will offer guests a more affordable option on the Clinic campus.
“It’s a beautiful project, says Campbell of the hotel designed to have a metropolitan feel with a two-story atrium by Cleveland-based Kaczmar Architects
with the assistance of Clinic architects. “It will be a tremendous asset to University Circle as a whole.”
The Holiday Inn marks the third hotel on the Clinic campus, complementing the InterContinental Hotel and Conference Center, a luxury hotel, and the InterContinental Suites for extended stay visitors.
The most affordable of the three, Holiday Inn will have a price point starting around $179 a night, while the InterContinental rates run between $234 for the suites and $289 for the hotel. The three hotels combined will have more than 730 rooms. Courtyard by Marriott and Doubletree Tudor Arms are also located in the neighborhood, although the three InterContinental hotels are the only ones actually on the Clinic’s campus.
The Holiday Inn will be a full-service hotel, complete with room service, fitness center, indoor pool, cocktail and espresso lounge, restaurant, business center and patio. The three hotels combined offer options for all types of visitors to Cleveland.
“The Holiday Inn is the third leg of the stool, providing the most economically priced option,” Campbell says. “It casts a wide net to meet the needs of just about everyone who comes to Cleveland.”
Campbell says the Clinic’s complimentary shuttle service will take guests to various destinations in University Circle
, such as the Cleveland Museum of Art
, the Cleveland Botanical Garden
, while guests of students and University residents will also benefit from the new hotel.
“It’s a benefit to the community as well as an additional hotel offering for residents of the area who have family members and other out of town guests,” he says. “It will benefit the tourism industry too. It will drive business to the area.”
Campbell says the Holiday Inn is the second-largest hotel project, in terms of number of rooms, to be completed in the past two years in Cleveland. Once open, the hotel will employ more than than 100 people. Walsh Construction
is keeping the project on schedule.
The hotel is listed as one of the RNC’s hotel packages, Campbell says, making the mid-April completion date timely, even though an exact opening date has not been announced. “It’s a win-win all the way around,” he says. “It helps the city in the short run and will attract larger pieces of business in the future.”