by Sarah J.F. Braley | May 29, 2013

 Houston's Samuel F. Carter Building is getting an $81 million makeover to become the new 323-room JW Marriott Houston Downtown Hotel. Construction is under way, and the property will open in spring 2014. The hotel will feature a restaurant and bar, a spa, a health club, a swimming pool, an executive lounge and 10,000 square feet of meeting space.