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Yellow Penguins! Naked Statues! Inside Cincinnati's New 21c Museum Hotel

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  Site Where: 609 Walnut Street [map], Cincinnati, OH, United States, 45202
December 3, 2012 at 5:09 PM | by | ()

Fresh off last week's ribbon cutting, we buzzed by Cincinnati's new 21c Museum Hotel on its first Saturday in business for a quick tour. Our visit was so fresh, in fact, the paint literally hadn't even dried yet (we saw a guy running around spot-touching the walls).

When we arrived at 5 o'clock the hotel was booked solid and curious passerby were parading in, some having just caught "The Nutcracker" matinee at the performing arts theater across the street. Or checked out the latest exhibits at next door's sprawling Contemporary Arts Center (designed by Zaha Hadid). Or just pounded few brewskies at Toby Keith's bar around the corner.

In other words, the location's choice and the masses welcome! 24/7, in fact. The 10-floor, 156-room property, just like its Louisville sibling, doubles as a contemporary art gallery whose exhibition spaces are free for anyone to peruse, any day, at any time.

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Do the Time Warp at Hilton Cincinnati Netherland's '50s B-Movie Oscars Bash

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  Site Where: 35 W. Fifth St. [map], Cincinnati, OH, United States, 45202
February 17, 2010 at 1:42 PM | by | ()

Oscars time is right around the corner, and if you're dying to see whether Meryl will beat out Sandra for best actress or whether Avatar will sweep all the categories, watch the show in style. This week, we'll look at Academy-sanctioned hotel shindigs where you'll be able to dress up, see if you won the office Oscar pool and help raise cash for charity.

Hollywood may have the glitzy Oscar parties, but we just might be tempted to pass up the chance for star sightings to attend the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza's 1950s/B-movie-themed bash and after-party on March 7.

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Hotel Sick

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  Site Where: 35 West Fifth Street [map], Cincinnatti, OH, United States, 45202
December 13, 2005 at 12:03 AM | by | ()

If you ate at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel between November 29 and December 3, and aren't sick, you might be in the minority. Many guests staying at this art deco Cincy hotel were only able to appreciate the design of the bathrooms.

Cincinnati Health Department is still looking for the cause, and initially only thought 50 to 100 people were ill, turns out that number is a lot higher--like 300 people.

Related Stories:
·   Officials Still Looking For Culprit of Hotel Sickness [Cincinnati.com]
·   Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel [TripAdvisor]


Hotel Court: Our Version of the People's Court

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  Site Where: 601 Vine St [map], Cincinnatti, OH, United States, 45202
October 20, 2005 at 5:32 PM | by | ()

When a hotel management representative takes the time to call out a negative TripAdvisor reviewer, and repeatedly addresses the negative claimant as "Ms. Sandpiper" (screen name sandpipersally), we stand up and take notice. To wit:

Ms. Sandpiper's claims about the Cincinnatian Hotel:

The staff was rude, and the room smelled like an old shoe. Not to mention we requested a hot tub and even paid more for it but when we got there no hot tub and no price reduction! To top it off there were mouse droppings in the drawers!

Management's Response After The Jump

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Nick Lachey Visits The Cincinnattian?

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  Site Where: 601 Vine St [map], Cincinnatti, OH, United States, 45202
October 19, 2005 at 5:40 PM | by | ()

Another day, another rumor about Nick cheating on Jessica, or Jessica cheating on Nick.

At this point, we are waiting for the inevitable Jessica's Dad is cheating on his wife with Jessica, but until then...

According to various web sources, today's Newlyweds episode has Nick's childhood pal Chad Leslie claiming that Nick was in a Cincinnatian Hotel room with his girl in the wee hours of the morning.

Obviously, she was trying to hide something. She was in that room for an hour and a half, not answering my calls.

"This is the kind of hotel you just don't want to leave," said one recent guest; maybe dude's girl just got caught up in the moment of a sweet hotel in Cincy--ya know?

Related Stories:
·   Nick Lachey Faces New Cheating Charges [Softpedia]
·   Cincinnatian Hotel Reviews [TripAdvisor]
·   Catholic School Girls Rule, Right Nick? [HotelChatter]