Hotel LeVeque Is The Newest Star In Downtown Columbus

The first week of full-service at Hotel LeVeque has officially ended. The soft opening of the brand new luxury hotel was last weekend, and although there are still a few kinks to work out, the hotel is shaping up to become just iconic as the tower itself.

For those living in Columbus, The LeVeque tower is a hallmark of our skyline. First opened in 1927, the original hotel was owned by the American Insurance Union. After the Great Depression, the building was purchased by the LeVeque family in 1945. It remained in their family until 2011, when Marriott stepped in to renovate the iconic property.

Now part of Marriott, Hotel LeVeque joins The Metropolitan at The 9 in Cleveland as just the second Autograph Collection hotel in Ohio. This branch of Marriott allows hotels freedom in design, aesthetic and more, aiming to enhance the positive attributes of the buildings they are formed in. It also allows hotel managers to have a different experience with both guests and employees.

“We refer to our staff and our guests as individualists,” said Michael Shannon, the Director of Sales and Marketing at Hotel LeVeque. Due to the hotel’s unique layout, the rooms are more individualized than you’d find in a typical hotel. Which means each guest has their own entirely unique experience. “You’ll never stay in the same room twice,” said Shannon. “Each room has it’s own character.”

 

Perhaps one of the most unique guest experiences is the turndown service. Each guest is offered a local sweet treat from Sadie Baby Sweets, accompanied by a quote from Marilyn Monroe that reads, “We are all of us stars, and we deserve to twinkle.” Once all the lights are out in the room, the guests are then instructed to turn on a small lamp on the bedside table, which projects a celestial sky onto the ceiling. It even includes shooting stars.

The hotel has amenities you’d expect to find in a high-end facility, such as a Starbucks and a fitness room, but it does it all within the charm of the art deco design of the space. The hotel’s bar, The Keep, is already open on the mezzanine level, with the restaurant set to open this summer.

The tower itself will also be home to some retail as well as apartments, condos, and penthouses. The residential portion of the tower will have separate elevator access, as well as their own amenities. For more information or reservations at Hotel LeVeque, please click here. For more images of Hotel LeVeque, please click through the gallery below.

Madeline Keener also contributed to this story

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