Hilton Garden Inn – Pittsburgh, PA
Converted a 12 story Wyndham into a Hilton Garden Inn to meet brand requirements, current mechanical, fire life safety and ADA codes. The assignment included reconfiguring the count to add four additional keys, to maximize ROI and add asset value.
The ownership found an undervalued asset in an up and coming urban market where redevelopment and growth was occurring. The building consisted of outdated public spaces, guestrooms, bathrooms, as well as mechanical and electrical systems. The exterior façade required both horizontal and vertical enhancement.
198 guestrooms were stripped to the drywall. Bathrooms were gutted to the stud walls. All public spaces were redeveloped including enclosing an underutilized 20-foot high ceiling. The front desk was relocated to coincide with the new point of arrival. Rooms were upgraded to the current brand scheme which included additional electrical support for power requirements. Mechanical systems upgrade included installing a new fresh air system in the guestroom corridors. Meeting rooms and the fitness area were created from unused office space and storage rooms. Sound attenuation material and new windows were installed to mitigate street noise. The restaurant was reconfigured to include a lounge that overlooks the lobby area. All fire life safety systems were upgraded to meet current state and local codes. The hotel was awarded best Hilton Garden Inn Conversion of the Year by the Brand.