Le Méridien Columbus – The Joseph
Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph is a 10-story, 135-room, art-themed boutique hotel located on the east side of High Street on the south end of the Columbus Short North Arts District. It offers upscale accommodations, a signature restaurant, lounge, and coffee shop in a unique setting. A new 6-story office building, a new 5-level parking garage, and a renovated historic building that serves as a world-class art museum are located across High Street and are also part of the development.
EMH&T provided zoning support, infrastructure assessment, site design, traffic engineering, and parking recommendations for this very urban development. The parking garage is sited between the office building and the historic building, which houses the Pizzuti Collection art gallery, and has ingress via Russell Street, efficiently adding much-needed parking to this busy area. The new structures occupy former surface parking lot sites; the office building and garage on one acre and the hotel on .35 acres.