FHG Developing Autograph Collection Hotel in Columbus

ROSEMONT, IL—First Hospitality Group, Inc. (FHG), based here, will be converting the historic Leveque Tower building in downtown Columbus, OH, into an Autograph Collection hotel through a JV partnership with Robert J. Meyers and Don M. Castro. It is scheduled to open in early 2015.

The 47-story, 155-key property will be FHG’s first Autograph Collection hotel. FHG has also completed a few other adaptive reuse hotel conversion projects in the Midwest, including the Loyalty building in Milwaukee, WI, which is now a Hilton Garden Inn; the Liberty Building in Des Moines, IA, now a Hyatt Place; and the Federal Building in Omaha, NE, which is now a Residence Inn by Marriott.

Bob Meyers and Don Castro have partnered together on several other properties in Columbus, including the NiSource Building, 250 Civic Center and 200 Civic Center.