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The City That Rocks

A model of urban renewal, the city of Cleveland on the shores of Lake Erie lives up to its image as The New American City. Cleveland's success story is fueled by an ongoing commitment to growth and a global vision for the future. With more than $10 billion invested in downtown development in the past decade and an additional $1.8 billion committed to current projects, Cleveland is shaping up into one of the hottest destinations in the country.

There's a reason why Fortune magazine ranked the city as one of the 10 best for business in North America: Cleveland boasts Leading cultural and educational centers, internationally acclaimed health institutions, world-class sports and entertainment facilities, a rich tradition of cultural amenities, and commitment to a high quality of life.

Hyatt, Inter-Continental, Hilton...these are all major hotel brands that recently opened or are developing new properties in Cleveland. The city's excellent reputation and the resulting demand for guest rooms have spurred this rapid development. First up, the new 294-room Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade opened in May 2001 as part of a $60 million restoration of the city's 109-year-old historic indoor shopping mall, the nation's first. The hotel occupies the building's two nine-story towers and the top three floors of its skylighted sky·light·ed   also sky·lit
adj.
Having a skylight.
 atrium concourse. With 11,000 square feet of meeting space, the hotel is one of the city's premier properties.

Additional improvements and new developments include Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Coordinates:

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (IATA: CLE, ICAO: KCLE, FAA LID: CLE) is a public airport located nine miles (14 km) southwest of the central business district of Cleveland, a city in Cuyahoga
 as it undergoes a $1.4 billion expansion. The vision of the city's future also continues to expand. Euclid Avenue, the heart of downtown, is in the midst Adv. 1. in the midst - the middle or central part or point; "in the midst of the forest"; "could he walk out in the midst of his piece?"
midmost
 of a $300 million redevelopment and restoration plan that includes new hotels, restaurants, and retail space. Initial plans for a dazzling new competitive downtown Cleveland Convention Center connected to a headquarter hotel are underway as well.

Estimated at a cost of $250 to $300 million, the new convention center would have up to 350,000 square feet of exhibit space, as much as 90,000 square feet of meeting room space, and a 50,000-square-foot ballroom. The center would be strategically located within easy distance to more than 3,800 guest rooms, and that number is expected to climb to more than 4,500 in the next few years.

Other hot spots for your group include

* The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a museum in Cleveland, Ohio, United States, dedicated to recording the history of some of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, and other people who have in some major way influenced the music industry, particularly in  and Museum, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the history and evolution of rock and roll and its influence on pop culture.

* The Great Lakes Science Center The Great Lakes Science Center is a museum and educational facility in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, United States.

The center's exhibits focus on helping visitors to understand science, technology, and their interdependence with the environment.
, with more than 300 hands-on exhibits and a six-story OMNIMAX Theater, with the largest projection system in the world.

* University Circle, the nation's largest concentration of cultural institutions within one square mile, including the Cleveland Museum of Art Located in the University Circle neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, the internationally renowned Cleveland Museum of Art has a permanent collectionof more than 40,000 objects in 70 galleries. , the Cleveland Orchestra, the Western Reserve Historical Society The Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS) was founded in 1867, making it the oldest cultural institution in Northeast Ohio. WRHS is located in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. About , the Cleveland Museum of Natural History The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum located approximately five miles (8 km) east of downtown Cleveland, Ohio in University Circle, a 550-acre (220 ha) concentration of educational, cultural and medical institutions. , Cleveland Play House The Cleveland Play House is a regional theater company and also the name of a theater complex in the Fairfax neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. As of 2005, the artistic director of the theater company is Michael Bloom, the eighth since its inception. , African American Museum, and the Cleveland Botanical Garden Cleveland Botanical Garden, located in the University Circle district of Cleveland, Ohio, in the United States, was founded in 1930 as the Garden Center of Greater Cleveland. It was the first such organization in an American city. , among others.

Cleveland is also known for its red-hot nightlife, including the bustling riverfront Flats Entertainment District, with more than 60 restaurants and nightclubs along the banks of the Cuyahoga River. And the nearby Historic Warehouse District is a popular destination for live jazz and blues.
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Title Annotation:convention and visitor's bureau, tourist information
Publication:Association Management
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1U3OH
Date:Sep 1, 2001
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