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J.W. Marriott Houston Downtown Hotel Pearl Hospitality historical renovation
The current state of 806 Main Street in downtown Houston. Photo by Whitney Radley
J.W. Marriott Houston Downtown Hotel Pearl Hospitality historical renovation.
The gutted ground floor will reopen as a lobby next spring. Photo by Whitney Radley
J.W. Marriott Houston Downtown Hotel Pearl Hospitality historical renovation.
Mayor Annise Parker joined Bill Franks, vice president of real estate for Pearl Hospitality, for the unveiling on Friday. Photo by Whitney Radley
JW Marriott downtown Houston May 2013 historic photo
The 102-year-old structure is expected to be restored to its former grandeur. Courtesy photo
JW Marriott downtown Houston May 2013 rendering
This rendering shows the 22-story building in its conversion into a luxury hotel.  Courtesy rendering