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Last Updated:    July 13, 2007      New page.

Date Constructed: 1931
Address: Cincinnati, Ohio
Current Building Name: Hilton Netherlands Hotel
Earlier Building Names: Omni Netherlands; Netherlands
Architect: Shreve, Lamb and Harmon Associates
Builder: Unknown at this time
Current Status: In use.
Designation (if applicable): Unknown at this time

My wife and I spent a weekend at this hotel in November 2006. It is a veritable treasure trove of Art Deco motifs everywhere you turn! The weather was a bit chilly so I didn't get outside for exterior shots. For now...here's a bunch of interior shots of the multitude of decor in a variety of materials. All exterior and interior sculpture and metal work are attributed to Rene Paul Chambellan. The mural of the cityscape seen in the curved stairwell is not original to the hotel. It was done later when the hotel was restored (the 1980s, I believe).

See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carew_Tower

Photos by Jim L. Patterson - copyright 2006, except as noted.


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Hotel with Carew Tower behind it
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"Wall" between the hotel lobby and restaruant


Staircase railing









Ceiling light outside of the Hall of Mirrors



Interesting light inside locked meeting room! (photo shot in the gap between locked doors)

Light detail (photo shot in the gap between locked doors)










Elevator bay in conference room area.




Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

Conference area hallway

Conference area hallway

Conference area hallway

Conference area hallway

Conference area hallway

Conference area hallway

Conference area hallway

Conference area hallway

Conference area hallway

Conference area hallway

Conference area hallway

Conference area hallway

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors

Hall of Mirrors











Restaurant/bar area

Restaurant/bar cieling

Restaurant/bar cieling

Hotel elevator

Hotel elevator









Sculpture fountain in the restaurant/bar

Fountain base

Statue on the left of fountain


Statue on the right of fountain




Statue detail



Restaurant ceiling trim

Restaurant ceiling trim



Ceiling painting of Apollo - hallway between statue/fountain and lobby

Ceiling painting of Diana - hallway between statue/fountain and lobby









Lower level entrance

Lower level

Lower level

Lower level

Hotel mailbox - lower level

Hotel mailbox

Hotel mailbox

Lower level

In the arcade between hotel and Carew Tower

Arcade area

Arcade area

Arcade area (this is the true color)

Arcade area (Rookwood pottery surround)

Arcade area

Arcade area

Arcade area

Arcade area (Rookwood emblem)

Arcade area

Arcade area

Arcade area

Arcade area

Arcade area

Carew Tower lobby

Carew Tower lobby

Carew Tower lobby

Carew Tower lobby

Carew Tower lobby

Carew Tower lobby

Carew Tower lobby


Hotel elevator interior

Hotel elevator interior

Hotel elevator interior

Lounge chair in the hotel bar/restaurant

Bar/restaurant ceiling

Bar/restaurant ceiling

Bar/restaurant ceiling

Bar surround lighting

Bar surround lighting

Bar/restaurant area

Bar/restaurant area

Bar/restaurant area

Hotel lobby

Hotel lobby

Hotel lobby

Hotel lobby

Hotel lobby

Hotel lobby

Hotel lobby

Hotel lobby

Hotel lobby

Hotel lobby

Hotel lobby

Hotel lobby - you can see into the upper part of the arcade leading to Carew Tower past my wife.



Hotel elevator

Lower level - to parking garage

Lower level

Lower level

Lower level

Lower level

Lower level

Lower level

Lower level

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