- Conrad Hotel
- Kohn Pederson Fox Associates
- New York, NY
Hunter Roberts provided general contracting services for the conversion of a one-star hotel into a five-star hotel in downtown Manhattan. The Owner purchased the hotel with the purpose of repositioning the asset to align with the business community in the vicinity.
The 14-story building consists of hotel and retail areas and includes 463 all-suite rooms, a conference center, and a public interior right-of-way atrium on the second level. There is an 11-screen theater and ground floor tenant that remained in operation throughout construction. In addition, the project added a new expanded conference center, banquet rooms, a new hotel restaurant, bar and sundry shop, and rooftop lounge. Scope included demolition and renovation of the atrium, conference center, ballroom, and all hotel public spaces including site work, “white box” retail work, passenger cab upgrades, and security systems.
All areas required extremely high-end finishes, including custom stained oak beds in guest rooms, a switchback granite grand staircase with walnut struts, white oak millwork, sliding glass walls, and custom leather furniture. A distinguished collection of art was inherited and maintained from the original hotel’s owner, including “Loopy Droopy”, a 13-story blue and purple mural by Sol LeWitt as well as pieces by Richard Nonas, Elizabeth Peyton, Ellsworth Kelly, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Julian Schnabel, Jeff Koons, and Frank Stella.