QBG revitalizes hospitality : After more than a year of lockdowns and restrictions, Americans are gearing up for a season of travel. According to a survey from Booking.com, domestic tourism is expected to reach record highs with many looking to finally escape their homes without leaving the country. The pandemic has led consumers to evaluate travel and tourism in a different light, opting for trips closer to home and choosing to coast on highways rather than takeoff from runways—and New York City is poised to be a popular destination.
QBG revitalizes hospitality : Quest Builders Group, a leading construction firm for some of the city’s most distinctive projects, has been engaged to deliver upgrades on three prominent hospitality projects as summer approaches: the Metropolitan Club, Marriott Essex House and The Ace Hotel.
Formed in the nineteenth century by J.P. Morgan, the Metropolitan Club is a private social club located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Many of guests take advantage of the club’s health and wellness offerings and the Metropolitan Club is staying in top shape with some upgrades. Over four months, this 25,000-square foot building received a fast track renovation and modernization for the club’s upscale private gym. The renovation included the workout room, locker rooms and restrooms, with custom finishes of millwork, stone and stained glass throughout. QBG also delivered upgrades to the plumbing, sprinkler, mechanical and electrical systems of the building.
Marriott Essex House
Rich with history and exquisite Art Deco-inspired décor, the Marriott Essex House is a luxury Manhattan hotel ideal for guests searching to recharge with rest and recreation. This project involved replacing windows throughout the entire 16,000-square foot building, along with renovations to existing high-end millwork, stone and glass. All second-floor bathrooms were completely redone and modifications were made to the basement storage.
The Ace Hotel
Located in the heart of New York City, the Ace Hotel serves as a central hub for both New Yorkers and travelers, with easy access to museums, parks, arenas. theatres, shops, restaurants, bars and more. Like the Metropolitan Club, The Ace Hotel received upgrades to its plumbing, sprinkler, mechanical and electrical infrastructure. This 16,000-square foot building was completely gutted from the subcellar to the cellar, lobby and all other floors. The lobby received a beautiful renovation, aimed to attract new clientele and returning guests. Interior finishes, including upgrades to bathrooms were made in over 250 rooms throughout the hotel in just 40 weeks.
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