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Sonesta Announces Opening of Hotel RL Cleveland Airport

Hotel RL  will become Sonesta Cleveland Airport Following Extensive Renovation 

Sonesta International Hotel Corporation (Sonesta) today announced the grand opening of the Hotel RL Cleveland Airport, a 140-key hotel located in Olmsted, Ohio. Located at 25070 Country Club Blvd, the hotel offers travelers close proximity to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. The hotel is expected to undergo an extensive renovation and will be rebranded under Sonesta Hotels & Resorts by mid-year 2024. The property will remain in operation throughout the renovation.

“The introduction of the Hotel RL Cleveland Airport demonstrates Sonesta’s ability to seamlessly and quickly convert franchise properties, particularly those in high traffic and high demand locations,” said Keith Pierce, Sonesta’s EVP & President of Franchise & Development. “We’re excited to welcome LightHouse Hotels and Resorts as a new owner and look forward to rebranding this as the Sonesta Cleveland Airport hotel following the planned renovation.”

“We expect this to be a leading hotel in the Cleveland market,” commented Marty McDaniel, president and CEO of LightHouse Hotels and Resorts. “After completion of a nearly $3 million renovation, a new vibrant food and beverage concept, and flag change to Sonesta, we feel like we will have all of the pieces in place to create a unique and wonderful guest experience.”

Hotel RL is designed for those who travel to connect with new people and explore vibrant places.  With innovative spaces, stylish guestrooms, and award-winning coffee and food, each location offers an ideal gathering place for travelers to work, play, and pursue their passions.

Sonesta Hotels & Resorts provides a smooth guest experience that gives business travelers the freedom to focus only on what matters most to them. Whether guests are enjoying time away with family or staying an extra day after business meetings to explore local surroundings, Sonesta Hotels & Resorts help them discover more and get the most out of their stay.


Sonesta is one of the fastest-growing hospitality companies in the U.S., currently ranked 8th by Smith Travel Research (STR) with 1,200 properties totaling 100,000 guest rooms across 15 brands in eight countries. You will find nearly 300 hotels under one of Sonesta’s seven brands – Royal Sonesta ; Sonesta Hotels & Resorts ; Sonesta Select ; Sonesta ES Suites ; Sonesta Simply Suites ; Sonesta Posadas del Inca ; Sonesta Cruise Collection – operating in the U.S., Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Peru, and St. Maarten.

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