Le Méridien Houston Downtown – New Wrinkle in Vintage Property

HOUSTON – (Realty News Report) – New management has been named for Le Méridien Houston Downtown, which is located in a historic building designed by the architects of the Astrodome.

Development Service Group, an Atlanta-based hospitality organization, redeveloped the 21-story building a couple of years ago.

The hotel is located in a 1950s-vintage office building, not far from GreenStreet and Brookfield’s Houston Center. When it opened the office tower was called the Melrose Building. It had been vacant for 20 years before Development Service Group gave it new life as a hotel.

Built in 1952, the Melrose building, was built at 1121 Walker Street, between Fannin and San Jacinto streets.

the 255-room hotel is housed within the historic Melrose Building, which was the first Houston skyscraper designed in the International style and is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Le Méridien Houston Downtown is defined by its modern style with touches of European history, featuring 11,027 square feet of meeting and event space..

The Melrose Building was designed by Hermon Lloyd and William B. Morgan,  prolific Houston architects responsible for both large scale and smaller projects including the Astrodome and the Allen Center development. 

Le Méridien Houston Downtown is defined by its modern style with touches of European history, featuring 11,027 SF of meeting and event space and three F&B outlets, including the award-winning Z on23 Rooftop lounge.

The hotel owner just hired Davidson Hotels & Resorts to run Le Méridien Houston Downtown.T he property will be operated by Davidson’s lifestyle and luxury division, Pivot Hotels & Resorts. 

Said Thom Geshay, President, Davidson Hotels & Resorts. “This highly-styled hotel, with creative F&B and the potential for innovative activations plays to the strengths of Pivot Hotels & Resorts. We look forward to driving market share, profitability and an enhanced guest experience.”

Davidson’s Pivot Hotels & Resorts specializes in independent and branded assets in the upper-upscale to luxury segments.

“We are very confident in Pivot’s ability to serve as stewards for this exceptional, architecturally-significant property,” said hotel owner Gary Prosterman, President of DSG, Inc.

Davidson Hotels & Resorts manages 61 existing hotels and resorts; more than 120 restaurants, bars and lounges; and nearly 1.5 million SF of meeting space across the United States.

Nov. 6, 2020 Realty News Report Copyright 2020

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