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Hotel LeVeque Opens Doors

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The Columbus skyline’s most prominent building, LeVeque Tower, opened its long-anticipated Hotel LeVeque today. The hotel, one of 100 Autograph Collection Hotels in the nation, takes up floors five through 10 in the tower and offers 149 rooms.

It’s the result of a partnership between Illinois-based First Hospitality Group and Tower 10. The 90-year-old building, once the largest in Columbus, is hard to miss. Able to be seen from a distance by its glowing top, the tower now offers a similar experience inside, where guests can enjoy an illuminated night in the lobby, “as the hotel’s mammoth sculptural chandelier dims, twinkling star patterns spark across the ceiling.”

After a welcome cocktail guests will head to The Keep, Hotel LeVeque’s bar, for a themed cocktail menu. At the end of the night they head to a room with its own starry ceiling, and a sweet and savory snack created by a local pastry chef.

“We’ve created a graceful good night that will help our guests relax and unwind as they escape the frenetic pace of daily living,” said Geri Lombard, Hotel LeVeque GM, in a statement. “Hotel LeVeque is part of Autograph Collection Hotel’s distinct portfolio of strikingly independent hotels, each carefully selected for its quality, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details that embody a unique sense of place. The Starry Night Experience at Hotel LeVeque will bring that to life for our guests.”

The tower’s illuminative qualities and art deco architecture were restored and preserved by Columbus-based Schooley Caldwell architects. Hotel LeVeque is just a portion of the project to turn the tower into an office, hotel and apartment building. It’s the second Autograph Collection Hotel in Ohio.

“Bringing this incredible architectural treasure back as a beacon of hospitality was a natural fit for our depth of expertise in adaptive reuse,” said Bob Habeeb, First Hospitality Group CEO. “In a city that’s grabbling international attention for its outstanding arts, culture, fashion and culinary offerings, Hotel LeVeque will be an exciting part of that cultural experience for guests.”

For more information, visit autograph-hotels.marriott.com.

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