HOUSTON, Texas – Linbeck Group recently completed a $25.4-million comprehensive renovation of the Jesse H. Jones Rotary House International, a full-service hotel dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of MD Anderson cancer patients.
Located in Houston’s Texas Medical Center at the corner of Holcombe and Braeswood Boulevards and connected by skywalk to MD Anderson Cancer Center, the comprehensive Rotary House renovation included all 322 guestrooms, restaurant and public space. Guest input was obtained for the overall design, which includes nature-inspired color schemes, textured fabrics and elements of wood and stone.
Guestrooms received new furniture, bedding, wall coverings, and carpeting and bathrooms were updated with fixtures, tile and millwork. Approximately 78 percent of guest bathrooms were converted from tubs to walk-in showers for ease of use. To further accommodate guest needs, all rooms now feature a microwave, refrigerator and desk. Executive suites with kitchenettes were upgraded with stainless steel appliances.
The hotel’s updated restaurant and bar features an open-concept kitchen, expanded seating and new fixtures and furniture.
Owned by MD Anderson and operated by Marriott International, Rotary House opened in 1993. The architect on the project was Gensler.