Marriott International brand Autograph Collection is to add Hotel ICON in Houston, Texas, US, to its collection of independent hotels.

The 12-storey, 135-room property initially debuted as a luxury hotel in 2004 following a $35m renovation and rehabilitation.

The hotel will feature a spa, a fitness facility and 8,000ft² of flexible function space, including a ballroom.

The addition of Hotel ICON, which is managed by Sage Hospitality, will expand Autograph Collection’s south-west US presence, which includes hotels in New Mexico, Colorado and Nevada.

The company’s portfolio includes 22 properties in the US, Europe and the British Virgin Islands, and is expected to double by 2012.