The Hilton was announced Friday as the hotel operator for the new convention center hotel.
The new hotel will be built where the Cuyahoga County Administration Building now stands and will feature subterranean links to both the Convention Center and the Global Center for Health Innovation.
The 600-650 room hotel will boast approximately 55,000 square feet of meeting space, a full-service restaurant, lobby bar and recreation facilities that will include an indoor pool and fitness center.
Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald says it is very common for counties\cities to own the hotel that is connected to their convention center.
The Hilton already runs hotels in both Baltimore, MD and Columbus, OH, which are operated by the cities.
Demolition of the County Administration Building is expected to take place in two weeks.