Premier to Spearhead the Redevelopment of Historic Hotel in Downtown Fort Worth

February 10,2022


Reposted from Premier.

Premier, an end-to-end, architecture, interior design, procurement, and project management firm, is pleased to announce that it will lead the redevelopment of the 13-story Le Méridien Hotel, formerly known as the Hotel Texas Annex, in downtown Fort Worth. In partnership with Marriott and Blueprint Hospitality, Premier will breathe new life to the existing shell of a building by conceptualizing each space within the hotel to celebrate the building’s history and local flavor of Fort Worth.  With the Fort Worth Convention Center Expansion slated to start in spring of 2023 the location will be a hub for out of town guests and locals to gather. 

“We’re honored to lead the redesign efforts of this historic building,” said Hector Sanchez, Premier’s Chief Executive Officer. “The refresh will include design elements reflective of the timeless Marriott International brand, including nods to playful sophistication and chic design, while also honoring the building’s history.”  

Le Méridien Fort Worth will deliver a modern interpretation of a classic mid-century modern design which will pay homage to the historical building built in the brutalism style.  A blending of seemingly opposite ideologies runs deep through Fort Worth’s soul. Where ruggedness is juxtaposed by a sense of refinement and masculine venues stand alongside artistic aesthetics.  Melding Texan bravado with European flair, Le Méridien Fort Worth is where cowboys meet culture. 

The design will embrace these two different worlds colliding in the most imperfectly perfect way.  Through mid-century modern inspired furnishes, mixing of metals and materials, and curated art and accessories the Le Méridien Fort Worth will be like no other.  A place to be inspired and a place to relax and recharge. 

The redevelopment will incorporate an interactive lobby bar experience, library featuring a working record player, state of the art fitness center, meeting space filled with natural daylight and direct adjacency to the overhauled pool on the 6th floor, guestrooms, suites, and the addition of a roof-top deck on the 14th floor.  

“We are delighted to partner with Premier, as we trust their team to lead this full-scale renovation,” said Kunal Mody, CEO of Blueprint Hospitality. “The building, a historic icon within the surrounding area, will maintain its unique character while providing all the amenities and conveniences modern travelers expect. We're looking forward to the historic reimagination to come.”

The redevelopment of the 189-room hotel kicked off this month and is slated to open in 2023.