Cleveland’s First High Design Extended Stay Hotel Coming to the May as Bedrock Partners with Roost Apartment Hotel

August 24, 2021

The long-term hotel concept is set to unveil 62 apartment-style accomodations at the iconic

May Company building in downtown Cleveland in early 2022, a premium offering for long-term visitors

ROOST Apartment Hotel to launch at multiple Bedrock properties, including Book Tower in Detroit and The May in Cleveland


August 24, 2021 [DOWNTOWN CLEVELAND] – Bedrock today announced that it will exclusively partner with ROOST Apartment Hotel, the high design extended stay concept, to introduce a long-term stay hotel at The May (200 Euclid Avenue), opening in early 2022. Located across from Public Square in the heart of downtown, the new ROOST, a hospitality concept known for bridging a boutique hotel with apartment-style living, will span three floors of the iconic May Company building and include 62 studio, one, two- and three-bedrooms apartments of the 307 total suites at The May. Available for any preferred duration, all extended-stay hotel guests will have access to The May’s high-end features such as stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, in-unit washers/dryers and amenities, including 24/7 security, a three-story open-air atrium, panoramic rooftop terrace, state-of-the-art fitness center, a makerspace, covered interior parking and more.

“Since opening the doors of The May, our residents have experienced the comfort and sophistication of city living and now with ROOST, we can’t think of a better way to offer this amenity to leisure travelers and professionals who require a long-term stay in downtown Cleveland as downtown continues to gain momentum,” said Kofi Bonner, CEO at Bedrock. “ROOST’s guests will experience a hospitality product completely new to the Cleveland market complete with The May’s amenities, as well as all of the local restaurants, arts and entertainment, and events downtown offers just steps away.”

The ROOST brand offers spacious studio, one, two, and three-bedroom apartments equipped with full-sized kitchens and modern appliances in a beautifully appointed space, featuring contemporary furnishings, antique elements, custom lighting, and unique artwork. Featured amenities include a coffee concierge and in-apartment artisanal coffee program with La Colombe, a bike share program, a 24-hour concierge desk, a fitness center, a co-working space, and on-site housekeeping and maintenance services. ROOST Cleveland will be operated by Method Co., a Philadelphia-based hospitality company who are responsible for several ROOST locations across the country, including an upcoming outpost in Detroit at Book Tower, in addition to several design-centric boutique hotel properties and restaurants. Method Studios, Method Co.’s in-house design firm, will oversee the decor and furnishings of the apartments that will include contemporary touches such as vintage oriental rugs, functional custom work spaces, coffee tables by Danish design house Gubi and modern light fixtures by Original BTC, among other high-end design sources.

“We are thrilled to be working with Bedrock and excited to be part of this new offering in downtown Cleveland,” said Randall Cook, CEO and Co-Founder of Method Co. “With this new ROOST location, whether guests are staying with us for a few days or a few months, we will be able to offer the opportunity to experience this incredible historic building with all the luxuries, amenities and services of modern living.”

ROOST Cleveland is just one component of the overall May development, which already features a growing residential community within its 307 existing apartments. The property maintains space for future retail and restaurant tenants, including existing tenants such as Taco Bell, Pura Vida and Cuyahoga Community College.

Acquired by Bedrock in 2017, The May Company building has anchored Cleveland’s Public Square for over 100 years. The May Company department store opened in its namesake building on Euclid Avenue in 1915 and operated there until 1993. It remained primarily vacant until Bedrock commenced an extensive historic restoration of the property, seeking to restore its most definitive features such as the iconic pediment clock and terra cotta façade. The building reopened to the public in August 2020 after undergoing a transformation into 307 residential units, complete with amenities such as a state-of-the-art fitness center, a private yoga studio and a large makerspace. More information on leasing apartments at The May can be found at

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About Bedrock

Bedrock is a full-service real estate firm specializing in innovative city-building strategies, reaching far beyond the boundaries of bricks and mortar. Since its founding in 2011, Bedrock and its affiliates have invested and committed more than $5.6 billion to acquiring and developing more than 100 properties in Detroit and Cleveland, including landmark developments at the Hudson’s Site, the Book Tower restoration, City Modern and the May Company Building. Bedrock’s portfolio totals more than 18 million square feet of office, retail and residential space within new construction and adaptive reuse projects. For more information on Bedrock’s projects, visit or engage with us on FacebookInstagramTwitter and LinkedIn.

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 About ROOST Apartment Hotel

ROOST Apartment Hotel is a high-design boutique extended-stay hotel concept, conceptualized by Philadelphia-based hospitality company Method Co. A first of its kind, ROOST introduces a fresh approach to hospitality by blending the comfort and practicality of an apartment with the amenities and design of a boutique hotel, creating a temporary living environment ideally suited for a long-term stay. ROOST a variety of apartments with full-sized kitchens and modern appliances in a beautifully appointed space, which features contemporary furnishings, antique elements, custom lighting, and unique artwork. ROOST currently has plans to develop in markets outside of Philadelphia include Detroit, Tampa, Charleston and Cleveland.

About Method Co.

Method Co. is a Philadelphia-based hospitality, development, design and branding firm founded on the joining of historically compatible disciplines under one roof; the firm bridges the worlds of interior design and real estate development, while embracing the custom design of products, furniture, identities and experiences. Built from a team of individuals with extensive experience in the fields of finance, interior design, branding, architecture, urban planning and fine arts, Method company's diverse skill set forms the foundation of the firm’s interdisciplinary practice. The team has been responsible for the design, staging and development of hospitality and real estate projects throughout Philadelphia, such as Whyle, ROOST Apartment Hotel, Wm. Mulherin's Sons Restaurant & Hotel and HIROKI with plans to expand their concepts to major markets within the US including Washington D.C. and Charleston.