Working on large scale construction requires a lot of safety measures, especially when the building in question is several hundred feet tall. In general, it is required to have fall protection 10 feet above a lower level to protect workers. So when working on something like a hotel undergoing a total renovation, it’s extremely important to have some protection.
Which is what exactly what’s happening in Louisville, KY, where the Marriott Hotel is set to undergo renovations totaling a massive $30 million.
The hotel is only 12 years old, yet this is the second renovation it will have undergone in that time period.
According to the hotel managers and owners, the plan is to add new food and beverage concepts, new guest rooms, a ballroom, and several meeting spaces by the end of the project.
David Greene, Louisville Marriott Downtown General Manager, told bizjournals.com that, “Every inch of the hotel will be reimagined.”
The work is planned to be completed by August 2018, and the hotel to open in time with the completion of the $209 million renovations and expansions of the Kentucky International Convention Center. The company hopes that the expansions on the Marriott will allow it to compete with the 30-story Omni Louisville Hotel, which is slated to open by spring of next year.
Greene told a small crowd at a Friday morning news conference that the renovations would come in chunks, starting with the ballroom. There will also be more technology added for meetings, banquets, and conferences, specifically in the ballroom itself.
Some of the renovations include replacing their two restaurants, the Champions Sports Bar and Grille and the Blu Italian Grille, by the end of the year. Greene said most of the ingredients at the new locations will be sourced from “local farms and companies.”
“The sports bar concept is played out. We want something more contemporary and comfortable.” Greene reported to bizjournals.com.
The new guestrooms and the current ones will receive a lot of updates, including replacing tubs with more modern, walk-in showers and spacious barn-style doors added to the bathrooms.
Greene also stated that hardwood finishes will be replacing carpeting in the rooms and that the internet bandwidth in the rooms will also be increased.
The Marriott will remain open during the renovations, with two to three floors closed at a time at least until the grand opening.