Glass City Renaissance

. June 1, 2017.
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As part of downtown Toledo’s major comeback, Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel is going to be the new hotspot for drinks, socializing and quick getaways. The design aesthetic is focused on Toledo’s connections to the automotive and glass-making industry.

Prism Flow is a composition of many individually handmade cast glass prisms, mounted on the wall of the reception area of the hotel. The cast glass pieces were made at Gathered Glassblowing Studio, and the custom stainless steel brackets were designed by, Adam Goldberg, Lead Designer at the studio, and were then fabricated at A-Plus Engineering in Grand Rapids, Ohio.

Prism Flow is a composition of many individually handmade cast glass prisms, mounted on the wall of the reception area of the hotel. The cast glass pieces were made at Gathered Glassblowing Studio, and the custom stainless steel brackets were designed by, Adam Goldberg, Lead Designer at the studio, and were then fabricated at A-Plus Engineering in Grand Rapids, Ohio.

“Toledo has long been a center of industrial and artistic glassmaking, and we’ve worked to showcase that rich heritage in our design throughout the hotel. With all of the artistic talent right here in Toledo we had to look no further than Gathered Glass, a glassblowing studio located just a few blocks away in the downtown Historic Warehouse District,” said Sam Schwartz, Development Director forRenaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel.

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A main objective is to make sure that the locals feel that the hotel is a place for them too. The hotel will have two restaurants: one on the main floor and one on the rooftop. With sourcing of local foods and employees as a major focus, the hotel has hired executive chef Aaron Lawson to create a Toledo-focused menu. The hotel will open August 2017.  

Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel
444 N. Summit St. | 419-244-2444
renaissancetoledo.com