The Ritz-Carlton Cleveland never closed. But on Friday, the downtown Cleveland luxury hotel began a new chapter with a grand reopening.

Complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson and general manager Yael Ron, the Ritz-Carlton Cleveland officially unveiled its new look at a private event on Friday afternoon. Guests were treated to a ballroom video presentation and tour of the hotel, which has yet to undergo a transformation this drastic since opening in 1991.

The remodeling was intended to modernize the hotel, which has grown to be a favorite of visiting musicians and celebrities alike. Watch Friday's ribbon-cutting ceremony in the feature in the Instagram video below and get a sneak-peak at the new-look Ritz-Carlton Cleveland in the following photo gallery.


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