The Beloved Arcade Cleveland Rediscovers Its Exquisite Roots

The Arcade Cleveland opened its doors on Memorial Day in 1890, an $867,000 construction by the Detroit Bridge Co., with the help of Rockefeller and other wealthy names in Cleveland.

The popular landmark, nicknamed "Cleveland’s Crystal Palace," was one of the first indoor shopping centers in the country, and featured original boutiques and exceptional restaurants in a 7,000-square-foot atrium with magnificent iron balconies and a 300-foot glass ceiling.

Degrading over time, The Arcade had only acquired a small structural remodel in 1939. Finally in May of 2001, The Hyatt Corporation awarded the building with a $60 million well-deserved renovation. Cleveland's first Hyatt Regency hotel now boasts 293 rooms, a luxury spa, restaurant, lounge, and extensive event and wedding space.

Nestled perfectly in the Historic Gateway District, the building neighbors many major attractions, including the bustling East Fourth Entertainment District. The Arcade's lower level has once again become a top destination for artisanal retailers and exquisite dining, bringing the building's iconic architecture and stunning design forward for more generations to come