NEW YORK—Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide announced the groundbreaking of Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph. Owned by The Pizzuti Companies and operated by Wischermann Partners, the new build 10-story hotel will offer 135 modern rooms with all of the brand’s signature amenities and services. Le Méridien Columbus is slated to open in early 2015.
“The uptick of Le Méridien hotel deals we’re seeing underscores the success of the brand’s recent repositioning and its popularity among cosmopolitan travelers,” said Allison Reid, senior vice president of North America development, Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. “We are delighted to partner with The Pizzuti Companies and expand our relationship with Wischermann Partners as we work together to bring this contemporary design-led brand to Columbus.”
Le Méridien Columbus will feature a full-service restaurant, signature bar, two spa suites, and 1,200 square-foot, 24-hour fitness center. The hotel will be equipped with nearly 8,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
Le Méridien Columbus will anchor a new mixed-use Joseph development complex that is slated to open in 2014 and will include a six-story, cubist-inspired office building with 60,000 square feet of office and retail space, a 313-space parking garage adjacent to the office building, and the Pizzuti Collection, which houses the contemporary art collection of Ron Pizzuti, founder and CEO of The Pizzuti Companies.