The Mariemont icon that is the old tudor Inn in the heart of Cincinnati's oldest planned community has completed a milestone renovation that may very well put the building on the road to receiving "luxury status."
"We redid everything from top to bottom, every wire, pipe and wall was replaced and relocated, as discreetly as possible. We started by building a prototype, then went out across the country to find everything we needed," says proprietor, Dan Spinnenweber
Renovations were substantial as the owners took the structure down to its s brick walls and foundation. The number of rooms dropped from 60 to 45, allowing the area of each space to expand by one-third. The new décor was meticulously designed with custom furniture, fixtures, moldings, and warm-glow fireplaces.
That meticulous design manifests itself in the form of exquisitely decorated rooms, each with its own fireplace, a desk complete with a Herman Miller chair, and a a roll-up tapestry picturing a historic Mariemont scene that hides the large screen television set.
"Our goal was to cater to the businessman and the businesswoman, the corporate traveler, primarily, while also making this just a great place for people to come in, relax, unwind and enjoy themselves," said the second-generation of Spinnenweber owner/operators, Spinnenweber's son Bill, now the general manager. "What that guest wants is plenty of room, peace and quiet, and a place to stay that's near the action. We've got it all."
Throughout the renovation, the Spinnenwebers were determined to maintain the original character of the building.
"In the final analysis, what we're selling is a great place to come and stay, sleep, and have a comfortable, quite experience," Bill Spinnenweber said. "Everything that's been placed in the rooms is geared to accomplish this. That's why we exist. That's what are guests are paying for."
Writer: Jeff Syroney