In October 2010, the 162-suite InterContinental Suites Hotel Cleveland began a major renovation involving all guest rooms, common areas, meeting rooms, and restaurants. It is expected to be complete by April 2011. The hotel will feature soft lighting and a warm color palette, relaxing music and background sounds, natural fabrics, fresh Mediterranean-style cuisine, and calming aromatherapy.
“Our goal is to immediately transform each and every guest that passes through the door of the InterContinental Suites – taking them into a world of tranquility, relaxation, and rejuvenation,” said Neville Erasmus, executive assistant manager, InterContinental Suites Hotel. “Whether guests are short-term business travelers or long-term patients of the Cleveland Clinic, we will cater every aspect of the hotel to support comfort, health, and overall wellness.”
Cozy seating areas in the lobby will offer comfortable spaces for guests to relax or gather with friends and family. The new Wi-Fi Café will provide a way for guests to stay connected while enjoying light refreshments. A redesigned Mediterranean-style restaurant will offer cuisine that promotes good nutrition and health. And both the restaurant and the guest rooms will offer healthy alternatives to standard restaurant and room service cuisine, including items that fit the Cleveland Clinic’s GO! Foods requirements for healthy eating. In addition, an expanded fitness center will feature cardiovascular machines and a free-weight station.
The hotel’s expanded meeting facilities will showcase technology upgrades and an experienced meetings and events.
The new InterContinental Suites will also feature new hand-held EmWave® technology, an advanced “heart-rhythm-coherence feedback system” that helps individuals to reduce stress levels to improve their overall health.
For guests of the Cleveland Clinic and other Cleveland-area medical facilities, the InterContinental Suites will provide special touches to make their stay more comfortable, like completely accessible rooms and common areas; medicine refrigeration and storage units; special low-sodium, low-sugar cuisine; daily rest and relaxation tips; and other special wellness programs.