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Our History

The Star Of The
Columbus Skyline

A Historic Hotel In Downtown Columbus

Since 1927, the historic LeVeque Tower has been a shining star lighting up the skyline of downtown Columbus, Ohio. And waiting inside is the stunning Hotel LeVeque — a destination that welcomes discerning travelers with the perfect balance of sophistication and comfort.

From the moment you enter the lobby, you’ll be surrounded by a stunning interior design that seamlessly blends the original architectural features with contemporary design. You’ll also be greeted by staff members whose goal is to exceed your expectations and ensure your stay is a success.

Let our radiant Beacon be like that of a Light House guiding a boat into the harbor after a long day at sea. Hotel LeVeque’s star is always shining – guiding you to a one-of-a-kind experience…a perfect balance between grace and authenticity.

An Iconic Tower
Steeped in History

1924

American Insurance Company in Columbus, OH broke ground for the 47-story art deco building with a terra cotta exterior named "The Citadel"

1927

Building was completed, dedicated and opened for business. It stood 555’ 6” and—at the time—was the tallest building between NYC and Chicago. It was also the 5th tallest building in the world, standing ½ foot taller than the Washington Monument.

1945

John Lincoln and Leslie LeVeque bought the building for $800K—a mere fraction of what it cost to build it.

1975

Katherine LeVeque, Frederick’s wife, took over Hotel LeVeque after her husband perished in a plane crash and—instead of selling it like many thought she would—she learned what she needed to know in order to manage the day-to-day operations. Ms. LeVeque, a true Renaissance woman of her time, lived on the tower’s 41st floor until 2011. In this year, the LeVeque tower officially became a landmark.

2011

After changing hands several times, LeVeque tower was sold to Tower 10 LLC, who has led the effort to restore the landmark structure.

2017

The Hotel LeVeque, Autograph Collection Opens! The newly renovated Tower shines brilliantly in the heart of downtown Columbus’s business district after its conversion to a 149 guestroom and six suite luxury hotel.

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