Influenced By Jazz

Almost a 100 years ago in the 1920’s as the legacy of great jazz was blooming, the new modern jazz age was influencing people across the country, landing on the door step of Akron, Ohio as Jazz legends like Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, & Ella Fitzgerald made their way west from New York to Chicago.

Main & Market

The now historic United 1 Building, situated on the corner of Main & Market in downtown Akron and originally built for the United Cigar Store Company in 1923, was the place to be for enjoying a cigar, shopping, dining, and entertainment during this era. 

Heart of Downtown

Throughout the years, the story of Akron’s art’s district has evolved. And so has the United 1 Building, now the home of the new BLU-Tique Hotel Akron, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, in the heart of downtown’s still thriving Jazz music scene. 

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As a new, welcomed addition to the thriving arts district of downtown Akron, BLU-Tique Hotel Akron, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, offers historic mid-century architecture with a modern vibe that’s harmonically linked through the language of jazz, rhythm, and blues.  Positioned on the most prominent corner in the Akron Historic Arts District, the hotel features floor to ceiling windows with stunning views of downtown and the nearby Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

A Hotel in the Heart of Akron's Historic Arts District

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mid-century architecture

Situated in the heart of Akron's Historic Arts District, the historic mid-century architecture perfectly balances the strong symmetry of the hotel's lobby design. Featuring fantastic floor-to-ceiling windows, The 1 Food & Spirits, and extraordinary downtown views, the architecture combined with the modern ambiance creates a one-of-a-kind rhythm for each stay. 

Lobby of our akron hotel

jazz tones

BLU-Tique Hotel Akron, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, is a place that allows for spontaneity & improvisation, a place that creates a perfectly fantastic night out, one infused with live jazz, fine food, spirits, & hospitality. Step back from the noise & worries of the present-day into an inspired & creative atmosphere where the shapes, colors, and finishes evoke the tones of old school jazz.

BLU Social at Blu-Tique

BLU Social

Located across the street from our hotel, BLU Social offers a unique meeting venue for business meetings and social events. With a full kitchen, bar, and easy access to BLU Jazz+ Nightclub, it is a welcome addition to our all-encompassing, jazz inspired zone where you can come for the food, stay for the music, and stay for the night.


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Meetings & Events

Create an experience that transcends time with a meeting or event in our sleek & streamlined spaces perfect for meetings, conferences, corporate retreats, or small parties.

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