First impression? It didn't feel like I was in Cleveland. Second impression? I was in Cleveland (cue smiling, happy staff, reasonable prices and plenty of stunning Downtown Cleveland views) and it was FANTASTIC.
There's local art throughout the hotel space curated by LAND Studio and Epstein Design Partners, gorgeous interiors with modern amenities and an overall attention to detail that one has come to expect from the Westin brand.
|The signature Westin green wall + a deconstructed chandelier, chandelier + art in the form of a giant head made of slices of tree trunks and sticks + hotel check-in lobby intriguing floor tile work|
Once we completed the seamless check-in process we explored our spacious club-level suite and made our way to the club lounge for a happy hour cocktail and bite to eat.
|Lake Erie view from the club lounge + my handsome husband, CK, helping himself to a cocktail + the appetizer spread, all of which was scrumptious and paired perfectly with our beverage options|
After cocktails and snacks in the lounge, the group, including fellow blogger Courtney, her husband and Westin general manager Alan and his lovely wife, headed to Urban Farmer Steakhouse.
Oh, Urban Farmer, how I love thee.
I've been to a fair share of steakhouses in my day, the dark interior, the old school men's club feel, the stuffy service. Urban Farmer Cleveland is not that, and in my humble opinion, that's a good thing.
It's a Cleveland steakhouse revolution, guys! It's farm-to-table centric, appeals to it's new Ohio patrons, serves up a fantastic cut of meat and I'm still dreaming about the cornbread.
|A feel of the Urban Farmer brand from their menu suite and fashionable interior seating options (this place is huge). The finishes are spectacular.|
Being a Westin Ambassador I was granted an unforgettable experience in my beloved Downtown Cleveland - and I'm not just saying that because I've partnered with the organization. I'm saying it because it's a top notch hotel and restaurant and we're lucky that they have decided to make a home in the CLE.
Man, these photos are making me want to go back, good thing I have a happy hour planned a Urban Farmer next week!
Happy Wednesday, kids.