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21c Museum Hotel 

Blurring the Lines between Art & Illumination with Hotel Lighting Designer Illuminationworks

Next door to Zaha Hadid’s Center for Contemporary Art, 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati is a dramatic revision of a historic 1912 hotel. Breathing new life into the building, Illuminationworks introduces contemporary lighting design and new lighting technologies to sensitively highlight historic features. Restoring its original grandeur still intact, new spaces were added to create a thoughtful and textured sequence of rooms. Restoring historic spaces to their original grandeur along with newly-created spaces provide a rich background for the art. Art galleries are lit via museum quality standards allowing maximum flexibility to light pieces of varying scale. At restaurant, Metropole, illumination works beautifully to create mood & atmosphere with custom decorative pendants and spotlights to highlight each table.


Award of Excellence in Historic Preservation

Honor Award in Interior Architecture 

American Institute of Architecture - Pittsburgh


Global Awards of Excellence 

Urban Land Institute

#1 Best Hotel in the United States

Conde Nast Traveller

Design Architect

Deborah Berke Partners 

Executive Architect

Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel 

MEP Engineer

Kohrs Lonnemann Heil Engineers


21c Museum Hotels

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