JW Marriott, Pearl Hospitality Announce Grand Opening of JW Marriott Houston Downtown
- Nov 27, 2014
JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts and Pearl Hospitality recently held a grand opening for the 328-room JW Marriott Houston Downtown. The hotel is located at 806 Main St. in the historic Samuel F. Carter Building and represents Marriott’s first adaptive reuse project in Texas.
Designed by Gensler, the hotel features hot-riveted steel beams, luxury guest rooms, a spa by JW Worldwide, an extensive art gallery and a 16,000-square-foot event area. Interior design was handled by Wilson & Associates and MBCM Inc., which opted for a mixture of old and modern elements to adapt the historic building for the Modern Age.
“Houston’s downtown is not only a hub of global commerce but is also home to a thriving arts, cultural and culinary scene,” said Mitzi Gaskins, vice president & global brand manager for JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts in an official statement. “We are excited to be celebrating this landmark opening in one of the city’s most flourishing neighborhoods. JW Marriott Houston Downtown is a milestone addition to the JW portfolio, providing guests with incomparable experiences, from a curated art collection and the first Spa by JW to superior cuisine at MainKitchen restaurant, all housed in Texas’ first skyscraper.”
The hotel features standard rooms as well as executive and presidential suites and long-term apartment suites. Each room comes with a bevy of high-end amenities, such as 55-inch LCD TVs and touch-screen room controls. In addition, guests at the JW Marriott Houston Downtown hotel will have at their disposal iPads preloaded with the iRiS application, which enables direct access to all the hotel’s facilities.