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Friday, September 23rd, 2011
Tudor Arms Hotel gleams after a $22 million renovation as a Hilton Doubletree by MRN Ltd. of Cleveland
When the history of early 21st century Cleveland is written, the real estate development company run by two generations of the Maron family will deserve a good bit of attention. Their specialty, apart from restoring historic properties and rejuvenating neighborhoods, lies in rediscovering the treasures in our midst and changing perceptions about Cleveland. The family owned company has revitalized East 4th St. in downtown Cleveland, turning it from a zone of blight into a hot restaurant, nightclub, residential and entertainment district between Gateway and the historic downtown Arcade. In University Circle, they're building the first phase of the $150 million Uptown development. Their part of the package includes erecting more than 100 apartments designed by the noted San Francisco architect, Stanley Saitowitz. The apartments will be bookended by the new Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland and the Cleveland Institute of Art's renovated Joseph McCullough Center for the Visual Arts. Most recently, the Marons have turned the once neglected Tudor Arms Hotel at 10660 Carnegie Ave. into a handsomely renovated Hilton Doubletree.