I don't know about you, but traveling makes me feel so alive. With not being able to do that for the past couple years, I've been doing staycations instead. It's keeping my travel bug at bay, plus, figuring out the logistics is way easier and it's giving me a whole new appreciation for Cincinnati.
My favorite place to do a staycation so far is 21c Museum and Hotel in Downtown Cincinnati. It feels like you're traveling the world -- with all its global culture, art and foods -- but it's all right here at home. Located across the street from the Aronoff Center and on the streetcar line, 21c is perfect for being in the mix of everything downtown.
But with their spa, amazing restaurant Metropole, craft cocktails at the bar, and art gallery, you may never actually leave the building. They also always have some sort of cultural programming going on, like right now through March 20 on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am-3pm, they're doing Rüya Turkish coffee fortune-telling experiences. Getting my fortune read with Turkish coffee? Yes, please!
They even have some special packages, which is great for gift-giving (Valentine's Day is coming up!) or just having a little extra help in planning your stay. Here are a few of the packages:
Suite(n) Your Stay
Upgrade to a Suite experience this winter. You’ll enjoy a $50 Food & Beverage credit and additional, premium set of Malin+Goetz amenities along with all the relaxation and space that comes with a 21c suite. Be sure to book your stays through March 31st, while availability lasts!
Got tickets to see a show at the Aronoff Center? Make the most of your night out with this Showstopper package. Stay with the Yellow Penguins and enjoy supper for two before the show and a Salted Caramel turndown treat to end the night. Package includes: 1 night-stay at 21c Cincinnati, Pre-fixe dinner for two at Metropole, $10 Donation to the Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA), and Sunshine Salted Caramels. (Package is only available on show nights)
Spa, Wine, Everything's Fine
In need of a recharge? This package will have you feeling fabulous, fresh and free of stress. It includes: One night stay at 21c Cincinnati, 50 Minute 21c Signature Glow Facial, Macarons made by Metropole, and Bottle of Rosé. Use preferential code PKFINE to book offer.
Mild or Wild
Move over cupid, 21c's got this one covered. Your romantic getaway package begins with a bottle of bubbly to enjoy in the privacy of your room, along with a Hustler goodie bag that is bound to give you all sorts of creative ideas. Let the contents guide you to a night just Mild or Wild enough to match your mood. Culinary delights from Metropole round out a dreamy romantic rendezvous. Package includes: Bottle of Bubbly, $40 voucher to Metropole, and Hustler goodie bag.
And can we talk about Metropole for a minute? It's a chef-driven restaurant that's a farm-to-table operation, headed up by Executive Chef Vanessa Miller, who came on board in August 2020. She puts her modern take on French and Italian cooking, and ensures only the best is served by partnering with local farms for fresh produce and ingredients, and creating homemade pasta (which of course my Italian family loves).
As for the Spa at 21c, it's a full-service, prime pampering destination. Featuring three treatment rooms – including a couple’s spa suite – The Spa at 21c offers a range of treatments options, including signature facials by RéVive skincare as well as massages and body wraps.
Want to indulge? They have a number of different packages that combinine massages, hydrating facials and bath rituals that are oh so decadent. They have a special menu of services for men and add-ons like nail services that can take your relaxation to the next level.
Check out their website to learn more, snag a gift certificate or book your next stay!