An Eye For Detail in Cleveland Design : Tudor Arms Hotel

May 28th, 2012 Posted in Antiques and Vintage, C Rae Interiors, East Side, Maron Ltd., Tudor Arms Hotel

Can You Tell Where This Is?

You probably pass this building often, not even realizing its interesting past history. Now that its new neighbor, MOCA CLeveland (the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland), is rapidly going up in time for its October, 2012 opening, the Tudor Arms Hotel is right in the middle of the place to be. The building, now a DoubleTree hotel, spent its previous eighty years in at least five different roles, ranging from an athletic club to a college dorm to an office building. Originally built in 1931 as the Cleveland Club, it reopened in August, 2011.

The hotel entrance

Cleveland design aficionados love the building, as the Tudor Arms Hotel is full of architectural details and gorgeous moldings.

Maron, Ltd., the creative developer also responsible for revitalizing the downtown entertainment district, East 4th St. and the United Bank Building with Crop Bistro & Bar, transformed the unused and empty building, carefully restoring the building’s character and grandeur.
The Crystal Room, one of the hotel’s two ballrooms, is now one of the most beautiful ballrooms in Cleveland. Its plaster and molding details, in order to conform to the historic tax credit requirements (the building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places) had to be recreated, which was spearheaded by interior designer, Cindy Cohen, of C Rae Interiors.

The Crystal Ballroom and its architectural details

The fireplace in the Tudor Ballroom

Design Culture Cleveland applauds the renovation of a beautiful but neglected building, bringing it back to life in such a caring way!  It’s truly great to see this landmark of Cleveland design get a facelift – it’s just one more step in the revitalization of this fantastic city.

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