Originally built in 1915, the Shinola Hotel’s anchor building is one of Detroit’s historic restoration gems, from the red terra-cotta tiles adorning its exterior to the Venetian plaster ceilings and hand-woven fabric wall finishes within.
The 8-story structure spans 160,000 square feet, and is comprised of four separate historic structures that had to be tied together seamlessly to create single cohesive feel for the hotel. Existing conditions of these aging and vacant buildings created a number of challenges that had to be overcome during construction, including varied floor elevations throughout, from a few inches to a few feet in some locations, that required the installation of expansion joints to accomodate the building’s newly design spaces.
City Carpet & Flooring worked extensively with the construction management team to provide insight and expertise which helped to overcome structural challenges that presented themselves throughout the project.
Brinker Team Construction performed carpentry and millwork throughout the hotel’s 129 guest rooms and multiple amenities spaces, working in a number of unique finishes including gold leaf ceilings in the Evening Bar, copper-plated ceilings and ornately tiled walls in the San Morello restaurant, and luxuriously appointed living spaces spanning over 50 unique guest room configurations.