HOTELS: New Landmark

Dowdy, old-fashioned Cincinnati gets a new hotel this week. An eleven-story pent-houselike top on an eight-story windowless base (see cut), the $18 million Terrace Plaza Hotel is the city's most revolutionary modern building. It is also the fulfillment of an old ambition for Owner John J. Emery, who inherited a prosperous 100-year-old business (hotels and other real estate) and got his ambitious ideas on art and architecture at Groton, Harvard and Oxford.

Emery did not let art interfere with comfort or convenience. Terrace Plaza bedrooms can be turned into living rooms by day,...

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