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ABOUT US

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Savour Hospitality is a collection of Cleveland’s finest dining destinations and a landmark city-center hotel. Each venue is a unique concept prioritizing great food, service, and memorable guest experiences. Savour is lead by Cleveland native, Malisse Sinito.  

 

Savour Venues 

Marriott at Key Tower Cleveland 

Marble Room Steaks and Raw Bar 

Lockkeepers 

Il Venetian 

St. Clair Ballroom 

Marble Room Sushi 

Savour Coffee and Creations 

History

In 1992, Malisse and her husband, Frank, opened their flagship restaurant LockKeepers, which celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2022. LockKeepers has received consecutive Wine Spectator Best of Awards of Excellence and is an OpenTable Diner’s Choice winner.  

Malisse and Frank Sinito began their restaurant journey in 1988. Together they ran The River Pub, a busy neighborhood bar in a historic building with a rich 160-year history located on the bank of the Ohio and Erie Canal in Valley View, Ohio. In 1992, the River Pub was closed for two weeks while it was completely renovated and converted to the LockKeepers Inn.

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Malisse Sinito
President of Savour Hospitality
 

LockKeepers was named for its historic location on the bank of the Ohio-Erie Canal and its close proximity to Lock 39. The LockKeepers Inn was a quaint steakhouse with Italian specialties. Malisse ran the kitchen as the opening chef and Frank was the general manager. They both shared one simple objective: Serve the highest quality food with love, care and hospitality like you would offer in your own home. Amazingly, this mission is still emphasized in their company manuals decades later.  Lockkeepers, the little restaurant nestled along the Cuyahoga River was a success and soon outgrew its space. 

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Lockkeepers Inn, 1992

In 1995, Malisse had semi-retired to raise three children. Frank took over the oversight of the restaurant while he was building a new business, Millennia, an apartment management and development company. In 2000, Frank acquired land on the other side of the canal (between the Erie Canal and the Cuyahoga River) and broke ground on Thornburg Station, home to the new Lockkeepers and Millennia’s offices.

  

The new LockKeepers opened in 2001 and was much larger than the previous space with soaring ceilings, banquet rooms, an upstairs wine cellar/sommelier room, and a patio with views of the Cuyahoga River.

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The New Lockkeepers Inn, 2001

LockKeepers’ extensive wine program was founded by Master Sommelier, John Unger. It has maintained a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for most years since. 

 

In 2009, Malisse returned to run the restaurant while Frank was operating Millennia Companies. 

Brian Woehrman, General Manager of LockKeepers, with Malisse Sinito in 2010 

In 2015, Millennia Companies purchased the Garfield Building at 623 Euclid Avenue.

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The original vacant bank hall in the Garfield Building in 2016

After an extensive renovation and restoration of the historic Guardian Trust/National City bank hall, Marble Room Steaks and Raw Bar was opened on September 5th, 2017. The opulent old bank was transformed into a one-of-a-kind modern steakhouse and received many accolades.

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The new Marble Room Steaks and Raw Bar 2017

Marble Room Steaks and Raw Bar is named “The Best Restaurant in Cleveland” in Tripadvisor 2023 as well as “#1 Steakhouse and #1 Downtown Restaurant” in Cleveland Magazine 2023.

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Marble Room: Before

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Marble Room: After

In 2017, Millennia Companies added Key Tower and Marriott at Key Tower Cleveland to its real estate portfolio.

The Marriott at Key Tower Cleveland

In 2018, Il Venetian, St. Clair Ballroom, Savour Coffee and Creations and Marble Room Sushi were opened at Key Tower. Il Venetian, features modern Italian dining by Venetian-born chef Alberto Leandri, was named “Best Italian Restaurant in Ohio” in 2023 by 5ReasonstoVisit.com. It is a favorite downtown dining destination for an elegant lunch and dinner.

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Il Venetian Dining Room

St. Clair Ballroom is a beautiful wedding and event venue located within the tower.  Marble Room Sushi and Savour Coffee and Creations are both located in the lobby space.

In 2023, Savour Hospitality became the management company for the Marriott at Key Tower. Savour Hospitality anticipates opening new restaurants and venues in 2024-25.

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