Posted: 12:00 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013
BEHIND THE SCENES … NEW ATTRACTION
By Alexis Larsen
HOW TO GO
What: 21c museum/hotel and Metropole restaurant
Where: 609 Walnut St., Cincinnati
Hotel cost: 21c rates typically fall between $199 to $259 per night.
Metropole: The restaurant features 90-seat dining room, 14-seat bar, intimate lounge and 12-person private dining room. It is open daily for dinner.
The menu: Menus can be found at www.metropoleonwalnut.com/menu. Most menu items are $30 or less. Vegetables are $8-$9, salads $9-$11 and appetizers range from $10-$16.
About the company: The flagship 21c hotel was founded in Louisville, Ky., in 2006 by Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson, contemporary art collectors, who had a vision for bringing art into people’s daily lives and supporting the revitalization of their hometown. The company will open its third hotel in Bentonville, Ark., in the first quarter of 2013. Future properties have been announced in Lexington, Ky., and Durham, N.C.
Coming soon: 21c Spa will feature three treatment rooms with heated floors and steam showers with skylights. The third room, a couple’s room, has a whirlpool tub for bath treatments. A rooftop bar is scheduled to open in spring of 2013.
Be sure to look for: A large, fun display of camel collectibles when you come in. It is the collection of the Metropole’s former building managers Melvin and Johanna Lute.
More info: www.21cmuseumhotels.com or (513) 578-6660