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HOSPITALITY / GAMING

Planet Hollywood/ Hotel Times Square
– New York, NY
Architect: Frank Williams

$144 million, 53-story hotel tower in the heart of the Broadway Theater district including a themed restaurants, and retail stores. Three levels of underground retail space had to be excavated next to a historic landmark theatre and Transit Authority subway line. 20,000 cubic yards of 60 ton rock had to be blasted and removed.
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St. Regis Mohawk Casino
– New Yorkdesigned by
BBG Architects

Pre-construction services for a $600 million casino project slated to be the first LEED certified casino facility in the Northeast.  Developed with a total programmed public area of approximately 600,000 SF, the new St. Regis Mohawk has been designed to reflect a relationship to nature, incorporating elements such as stone and natural wood, with surrounding landscaped grounds that evoke the feel of a destination resort.
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The Milford Plaza Hotel
– New York, NY
Architect: TPG Architecture

As the in-house Project Manager for the Owner, CDS managed the design and construction team for the pre-construction phase of Milford Plaza Hotel, a 1300-room hotel built in 1928. The project included: full replacement of the roof and repair of the facade; abatement of the roof areas and building interiors; structural reinforcement to support a rooftop life safety emergency generator; upgrade of finishes and lighting levels in the main lobby areas, guest rooms, and corridors; modification of guest rooms for ADA compliance; reprogramming of the back of the house spaces; replacement of all MEP systems; and addition of a new restaurant and market cafe. The new design was intended to achieve LEED-CI from the US Green Building Council.

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Cambria Suites Hotel Chelsea
– New York, NY
Architect: GKA / Gwathmey Siegel

Owner's Representative assisting with full demolition of existing building and ground up construction of 18-story, 56,000 SF 135 key Choice hotel featuring meeting rooms and a ground floor bistro-style restaurant with outdoor seating. This is Choice's 2nd Cambria Suite brand in NYC.

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Beekman Tower Hotel
– New York, NY
Architect: Paul Taylor Associates

27-story Art Deco landmark, c. 1928, 156,640 SF / 172 keys: 54 guestrooms (340 SF), 115 1BR (700 SF), 3 2BR (1,050 SF) Renovation project: Convert / reconfigure 1BR's to create 52 new guestrooms / reduce suites by 20...total new key count of 206 (+32 keys). Improve arrival experience (curbside), enlarge lobby with lounge and grand stair to 2nd floor, keep small meeting room at lobby level; destination F&B / star chef concept; create meeting rooms / pre-function space and new fitness center at 2nd floor; expand kitchen at 25th floor for top of the tower lounge. Modest elevator modernization required. Total budget $33.5 million including base building, FFE, OSE and fees.

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Eastgate Tower Hotel
– New York, NY
Architect: Paul Taylor Associates

25-story (c. 1970), 160,173 SF / 187 keys: 64 Guestrooms (400 SF), 69 Jr. Suites (550 SF), 36 1BR (750 SF), 18 2 BR (1,040 SF) Renovation program: convert 18 1BR (1 per floor) and 18 2BR (1 per floor) to create 90 new guestrooms (i.e. using existing kitchen risers for new bathrooms, and including required ADA rooms) for a total new key count of 236 (+45 keys). Improve arrival experience with enhanced entry / porte cochere, enlarge lobby (possibly taking space from restaurant and/or cutting floor thru to second floor; create meeting rooms / pre-function space and fitness center on second floor. Exterior facade cleaning and landscape. Total budget $32.5 million including base building, FFE, OSE and fees.

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