Le Meridien Houston

Iconic building preserved to serve bustling downtown district.

Downtown Houston’s iconic Melrose Building, originally constructed in 1952, stood vacant for more than two decades. Due to the building’s central location to attractions for sports fans, concertgoers and museum enthusiasts, DSG managed the historic preservation effort to redevelop the 21-story landmark into a Le Méridien hotel.

Preserving many architectural elements of the building, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the adaptive reuse project included upgrades to the facade to closely match its original look, while most of the interior was reconstructed.

Akin to the distinguishable look and feel of Le Méridien’s brand, the hotel uniquely balances contemporary luxury, European flair and Southern hospitality. The four-star, 255-room hotel features a modern Southern fare restaurant, a penthouse ballroom, ample meeting spaces and a rooftop pool bar with a 360-degree view of the Houston skyline.


Architect and Contractor
The Beck Group
Interior Designer
Forchielli Glynn


Original Construction
$80 million
Square Footage
Rooms Total