Cincinnati, Ohio is number three on the Lonely Planet’s list of top 10 U.S. destinations for 2012. The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is number one when it comes to French Art Deco. Opened in 1931, the Netherland Plaza is considered among the finest examples of French Art Deco in the world.
It’s truly take your breath away glorious. Ceiling murals, Brazilian rosewood paneling, frescos, a Rookwood-tiled fountain, stylized German silver decorative details and an Egyptian motif create an ambiance that’s exotic and artsy. The bar at the Palm Court just off the hotel’s lobby is my favorite spot for a drink in the Queen City–Cincinnati’s nickname.
I’ve spotted theater folks here twice. The first time it was dancers from the traveling Broadway musical “Cats,” and a couple years ago, I saw some of the cast from Radio City Music Hall’s “Christmas Spectacular“. If I were in a Broadway traveling show, I’d stay here myself. First off, it’s near Cincinnati’s heart–Fountain Square and within walking distance to several prime attractions. Cincinnati is a Midwestern city where downtown has top notch things to do.
Depending on when you visit you can see the Cincinnati Reds or the Bengals play. The Arnoff Center for the Performing Arts, The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and the Taft Museum of Art are a stroll away. Also, there’s shopping. The Carew Tower Complex, where the hotel is located, has upscale shops and Macy’s is right next to Fountain Square.