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Starwood confirms Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has announced the debut of Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph, adding this cosmopolitan Midwest city to Le Méridien brand’s rapidly expanding global portfolio.

Owned by The Pizzuti Companies and operated by Wischermann Partners, the new build ten-story hotel will offer 135 modern rooms with all of the Paris-born brand’s signature amenities and services.

Located in the Short North Arts District, the city’s cultural centre, 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 travellers,” said Allison Reid, senior vice president, North America development, Starwood Hotels & 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 deluxe spa suites, and 1,200 square foot 24-hour fitness centre.

The hotel will be equipped with nearly 8,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event space, perfect for social occasions and business functions.

“Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph is an exciting addition to Columbus and the Short North Arts District,” said Joel S. Pizzuti, president, The Pizzuti Companies.

“As part of our overall Joseph development, which also includes a mix of office, retail, parking and art exhibition space, the new Le Méridien hotel will further establish the Short North as the place to be in Columbus.”

Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph will feature a two-story signature Le Méridien Hub experience, which re-interprets the traditional lobby into a social gathering place for creative people to converse, debate, and exchange.