Renaissance Hotel and D. Burnham's focus on Cincinnati charm

The formerly vacant building at the corner of Fourth and Walnut streets downtown is now home to the 323-room Renaissance Hotel and accompanying restaurant, D. Burnham’s. Both the hotel and restaurant opened in early August.
 
Daniel Burnham, who designed the Flatiron Building in New York City, also designed the original building. It was built in 1901, and was known as the Union Savings Bank and Trust Building. It was renamed in 1985 as The Bartlett Building, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
D. Burnham’s is named after the building’s architect, and aims at creating a Cincinnati experience for its guests. The restaurant uses local bread from Sixteen Bricks, sausages and charcuterie from Avril Bleh, chicken and turkey from Busch’s Country Corner at Findlay Market, and gelato from Dojo Gelato.
 
The menu features short rib poutine, a charred romaine shrimp Caesar salad, a duck stuffed duck and the D. Burnham burger.
 
D. Burnham’s is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and features a casual dining atmosphere.
 
The Renaissance Hotel is part of the Marriott chain, and has eight meeting rooms and 40 suites, as well as 283 standard rooms. Guest rooms are of modern design, and the lobby, which isn’t quite finished yet, will feature artwork and items that reflect the building’s history.
 
D. Burnham’s is located on the first floor of the hotel, with banquet space on the second and third floors, the fitness center on the fourth floor, and guest rooms above. Rooms start at $179 per night.  
 

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Caitlin Koenig is a Cincinnati transplant and 2012 grad of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri. She's the department editor for Soapbox Media and currently lives in Northside with her husband, Andrew, and their three furry children. Follow Caitlin on Twitter at @caite_13.  
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