The Ritz-Carlton Washington, DC
The Ritz-Carlton project consisted of a phased occupied renovation of a fully operational hotel lobby and lounge area. Temporary partitions were built to minimize impact on hotel operations. Area of physical construction was limited to half the space, and consisted of demolition and re-location of an existing bar. The upgrades in the remainder of the space were limited to new floor finishes, wall finishes, and electrical upgrades. The majority of the existing stained millwork panels and moldings in the demo’d area were able to be re-used and prepped for a high-gloss paint application. Demolition of existing flooring finishes exposed approximately 1800 SF of 3”-4” recessed slab that had to be infilled with a concrete fill slab in preparation for new flooring finishes. The wood flooring spec’d for the job came from Sullivan Source in Holland was delayed when the mill was shut down in the month of August, as is most of Europe. Direct coordination with United States customs agents took place to expedite delivery of wood flooring in order to keep schedule.