Black Meetings and Tourism

November/December 2020

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New Hotels Four hotels have opened during the pandemic. Downtown, the Lytle Park Hotel, an Autograph Collection, blurs the lines between park and hotel, bringing beautiful outdoor elements indoors. Guests can dine overlooking Lytle Park, share cocktails in the glass-topped lobby bar or take a culinary journey in the hotel's multi-functional marketplace. Just a few blocks from the Duke Energy Convention Center, between downtown and Over-the-Rhine, The Kinley Cincinnati fea- tures an uncheck-in desk, items from regional artisans and a three- meal restaurant, Khora, by celebrity chef Edward Lee. The new Delta Hotel by Marriott Cincinnati has completed a $9.5 million renovation and rebrand on the 226-room, 13-story hotel across from the Sharonville Convention Center. Marriott's newest upscale, full-service brand offers 14,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a full-service restaurant, a business center and outdoor gathering space. Located on the University of Cincinnati campus, Graduate Cincinnati celebrates local legends and the city's standout architecture in every room. The locally-inspired hotel features meeting and convention space, including the Grand Ballroom, which can hold up to 500 guests and amphitheaters that seat up to 50 and feature stadium seating. B M & T ••• November/December 2020 ••• 26 Music Venue on the River The Andrew J Brady ICON Music Center is a state-of-the-art music venue on the Ohio River that will feature a diverse mix of up-and-coming artists as well as longtime favorites. The ICON will feature a general admission main floor and two balconies, and will be able to host multiple configurations for indoor concerts up to 4,500 capacity all year long. Set to open soon, its proximity to The Banks restaurants, retail and hotels will make attending a concert a park- once experience. New Soccer Stadium The 26,000-seat West End Stadium is under construction near Cincinnati's hot Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. FC Cincinnati, the city's 2019 MLS expansion team, will play in the facility for the 2021 season. For more information contact: Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau at C incinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio, has safely opened for visitors, meetings and events. The hotels, restaurants, and arts and cultural institutions are oper- ating under safety guidelines, and there is much to do in this region. What's more, during this time, the destination has been growing with new experiences and developments to keep visi- tors coming back. GET YOUR CINCY ON

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