Hospitality :

Building a sense of place for both communities and travelers.

Marriott Renaissance Albany

Albany, NY

While the historic fabric of this 1920s building was respected, new design elements were introduced through lighting, furniture, color and artwork. A playful take on traditional design was included on the lower floors and transformed into contemporary design on the upper floors. The result of this blending is the rebirth of an historic hotel that is once again a symbol of forward progress for New York State.

BIG IDEA

Blending old and new brings a once-vacant 1920s hotel into the 21st century.

TEAM

CLIENT

Columbia Development

YEAR COMPLETED

2015

SERVICES

Architectural Design, Project Management

SIZE

200,000 SF

PROJECT TYPE

AWARDS

Preservation Merit Award, Historic Albany Foundation Excellence in Historic Preservation Awards, Preservation League of NYS AIA Rochester Design Award NYS Historic Preservation Award

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It was clear from the beginning that we had the opportunity to do something really special with this project. The entire project team recognized this opportunity and really came together to give this historic gem a vibrant new life.

Jim Argenta

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The historic DeWitt Clinton Hotel building is an important part of Albany’s history and now, as the Renaissance Albany Hotel, will be an important part of Albany’s future.

NYS Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul

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