Because we’re the kind of people who get excited about new hotels opening, we really couldn’t wait to see what Marriott had done with the art deco Threefoot building in downtown Meridian, Mississippi. Branding it Tribute Portfolio means that — in Marriott’s terms — it’s one of their “characterful, independent hotels drawn together by its passion for captivating design drive to create vibrant social scenes for guests and locals alike” and that’s really just a lot of words in wonky phrasing that could probably mean a lot of things. Here, list of Tribute Portfolio hotels.
In 2003, I took this pic of downtown Meridian, before the MSU Riley Center had opened and downtown was looking more empty than anything. That big building is the Threefoot.
Threefoot came about when the Dreyfuss family came to the US and had their name anglicized.
We’ve been following what’s going on with this building forever. Back in 2014, Av was invited inside and took these pics:
When we stayed at the Threefoot in late November right after they opened:
The staff was very nice; the room seemed small (though it’s an old building, so…)
…but the bathroom was rather spacious in comparison.
We’d definitely stay here again, and I’m glad we had this opportunity to see more of the building, but the room itself didn’t exude a particular charm (that could have likely been more easily achieved had the designers embraced the built-in art deco design elements that are already here rather than create a space that would be home…anywhere) that would lend itself to “can’t wait for next time” status.
In that category currently — I can’t wait to get back to: Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans // Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas // Mansion on Forsyth Park, Savannah // 21C Museum Hotel, Bentonville // The Driskill, Austin // St Anthony Hotel, San Antonio // Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island