Owner

Manhattan East Suite Hotels

Location

New York, New York

Total Area

152,000 sf

Scope

RSA with our Associate Interior Designer, DiLeonardo Intl. performed Architectural services and coordination of all engineering services

Site construction administration and coordination services

Benjamin Hotel Exterior View
Benjamin Hotel Exterior View
Benjamin Hotel Interior View
Benjamin Hotel Interior View

The Benjamin Hotel

Program

Complete renovation of 26 story hotel constructed 1920's, including complete mechanical, electrical, plumbing and communication replacement

Restoration of limestone facades, bronze entrance doors and canopy

Interior renovation including restaurants, meeting rooms and health spa

The new hotel was designed to be a modern, high technology four star business hotel

Challenges

Completion of construction documents for the entire project in ten weeks

Integration of the new HVAC, electrical and plumbing risers into existing structure, working within the constraints of limited floor to floor heights and an extremely tight floor plan

Preservation of the hotel's historic integrity and artistic detailing while incorporating state-of-the-art utilities

Awards

  • The Year's Best Design - 1999 Upscale Suite Lodging Hospitality