|Constructed in 1975, the upscale Bond Court Hotel hosted movie stars, rock stars, and politicians, including President Ronald Reagan. Later converted to a Crowne Plaza Hotel, it is the second largest hotel in the City of Cleveland with 22 stories, 484 guest rooms, an integral parking garage, and a grand ballroom which can hold up to 2,000 people. With the new Medical Mart and Cleveland Convention Center renovation as its catalyst for renewal, SAGE Hospitality (a hospitality company based in Denver, Colorado) and Optima Ventures purchased the hotel in order to turn it into a unique, 4-star property. Marous Brothers Construction managed the due diligence phase for SAGE Hospitality, which identified critical infrastructure issues, established a design approach, and allocated a budget for the proposed improvements. Crews are preparing the hotel to undergo a major transformation, including a new facade, mechanical systems, fire and life safety, technology,
|| lighting, guest rooms, meeting space, restaurant, spa, and fitness center. All elevator controls and mechanical systems will be upgraded to improve reliability, minimize downtime and improve speed and overall response time. Guest rooms will receive updated HVAC systems, new flooring, paint, wall coverings, and technology upgrades. All interior finishes such as artwork, casework, upholstered pieces, etc., will also be replaced in the renovation process. Common areas such as corridors, public rest rooms, back-of-house functions, and elevator lobbies will also be improved with new wall coverings, paint, flooring, lighting, and technology. In addition to the comprehensive renovation of the hotel, Marous Brothers Construction is investigating the viability of a direct connection from the hotel to Cleveland Public Hall via a bridge or tunnel. Slated for completion in 2013, the old Bond Court Hotel, now Westin Cleveland, will no doubt reclaim prominence in the Cleveland hospitality market.