220 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, USA
| +1 713-224-4266
Photo courtesy of Hotel Icon
Hotel IconOriginally the Union National Bank Building—built in 1911—the 12-floor landmark in downtown Houston debuted as Hotel Icon in 2004 after a $35 million makeover. The historic structure beautifully maintains its neoclassical architecture with period details like grand arched windows and stately columns and nods to its roots with rich interior design details that make guests feel like they’re stepping back in time. All of this is juxtaposed with contemporary luxuries—from plush linens and velvet seating to Jacuzzi bathtubs and walk-in rain showers. Charmingly (and appropriately), some rooms have antique claw-foot tubs.
Hotel Icon is one of two Marriott Autograph Collection properties in Texas, and its Main Street location sits along the 7.5-mile Metro LightRail line that runs through downtown. That means easy access to Houston’s Central Business District, George R. Brown Convention Center, Texas Medical Center, Hermann Park, and the Museum District.
AFAR Local Expert
about 5 years ago
Stay at the Historic Hotel Icon
Built in 1911 as a bank, this 12-story building was one of the nation’s first concrete and steel skyscrapers. In 2004, the building was renovated into Hotel Icon. It's located in the downtown business district, which gives you convenient access to the best parts of Houston and puts you right between both airports.