The former Bartlett Building, located at 36 East Fourth Street, received a tax exemption for the redevelopment of the building into a 312-room luxury hotel at an estimated construction cost of $33 million.
Built as the Union Trust Building, the 18-story tower stood as Ohio’s tallest building for three years and Cincinnati’s tallest for 12 years. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008 and has sat vacant since 2010.
Bartlett Building, LTD plans to begin construction by 2013 and have the hotel open by September 2014.
The hotel plans to achieve LEED Silver Certification and create 125 permanent full time jobs.