Monday, May 30, 2011

Well, I thought it was going too smoothly to be true...Houston, we have a problem.

A few items are now delayed and rather than do a partial conversion from old to new, we are going to wait until everything is ready at the same time for the installation. Thus, we are now looking at July 6th for the change-over. In the mean time, we have a fleshly painted lobby and shiny floors with our old furniture. It actually looks pretty nice, but on July 6th, we'll put the icing on the cake and it will be beautiful.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Lobby Renovation Update #2

The lobby floors were done over the weekend and they now have a shine I have never seen before.

The floors and counter tops look great!

Now we need to keep them that way. It was easy getting the shine back (not cheap, but easy) - the hard part will be keeping the shine.

As of now, we are just waiting for the furniture to finish the project. We are expecting the bulk of it to arrive on June 2nd. There will be no negative guest impact because it is simply a matter of taking out the old and putting in the new. Can't wait.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Lobby Renovation Update

This angle shows the new chandelier and color scheme. I really like the shadows that the new light fixture casts on the ceilling.What do you think?

New bar areaOld bar area

So far we have finished painting the lobby, installed our new chairs and stools in the bar, and recovered the banquette seating in the bar area.

Now, we are working on re-surfacing the lobby marble which really looks nice after it is done.

We are waiting for the rest of the new furniture to be delivered and it should all be in place in June.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Lobby renovation is underway

We are so excited to begin our lobby renovation. It will be so nice when it is done.

We are currently painting the entire lobby and bar area. The basic style will remain the same, but the colors will be changing slightly. We are also getting new lobby furniture, chandeliers, bar chairs and stools as part of the project.

We are also re-surfacing the marble floor, counter tops and bar tables to get the shine back. It will all really look nice when it is done.

We expect the project to be done by the first week of June. We can't wait!