Over the past month, a boutique hotel, a Tru by Hilton and a Courtyard by Marriott have opened in Ohio. The three openings, split between Akron and the Cincinnati area, added 266 rooms to the Buckeye State.
In downtown Akron, Riley Hotel Group opened the 71-room, jazz-themed Blu-Tique Hotel. Owned by Tony Troppe, the hotel includes an onsite restaurant and lounge with live jazz music, meeting space and a fitness center. The Blu-Tique Hotel occupies the historic United 1 Building. Dating back to the early 1920s, the building retains much of its historical architectural elements.