An Iconic Treasure

A local icon with a national reputation for excellence, the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza hotel is one of the world’s finest examples of French Art Deco design. Admire rare Brazilian rosewood paneling, breathtaking two-story ceiling murals and original German silver-nickel sconces at downtown’s must-see hotel. 

The hotel, which opened in 1931, has stood the test of time through generations. Today, it retains the same intricate original details while offering updated modern touches to delight first-time guests and seasoned travelers alike. 

“It is not a stretch to come here and imagine what it was like to come here in the 1930s,” says David Doster, a guest of the hotel. “Art Deco abounds in Cincinnati – just look further west at Union Terminal. If you are a fan of that style and era, you will love the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza.” 

Located in the center of Cincinnati’s bustling downtown district, the Netherland Plaza is close to restaurants, entertainment and shopping. The hotel skywalk connects to various stores and restaurants and is within three blocks of the Duke Energy Convention Center, Contemporary Arts Center and the Aronoff Center. 

Be sure to dine at Orchids at Palm Court, the AAA Five Diamond restaurant, the only one in Ohio and just one of 64 in North America. Executive chef Todd Kelly updates the menu seasonally, relying on fresh, local ingredients. The award-winning bar features 1930s French Art Deco and includes a large Rookwood Pottery fountain and two-story Romanesque murals.

Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway or a venue for a special event or wedding, the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza is a destination of choice. The National Historic Landmark offers 40,000 square feet of unique space, including the famous Hall of Mirrors. In March 2017, the hotel was recognized by Hilton Hotels as the number one food and beverage Hilton Hotel in North America and, in 2016, was recognized as a finalist for the Historic Hotel Award of Excellence as one of the best historic hotels across the nation. It’s easy to see why. 

“With three unique and elegant ballrooms, the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza has the ability to meet anyone’s taste in style,” says Marty Rothchild, the new general manager. “Over the 85-year history of the hotel and thousands of weddings behind us, the culinary team has maintained the expected standard of service, but continued to create a fresh and new culinary experience for each generation.”

The Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel is located at 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202. For more information, call 513.421.9100 or visit