Drake Swissotel, NYC


The five star Drake Hotel remodeling and renovation project spanned over eleven years with multiple construction phases. The first three phases included a new entrance lobby, complete remodeling of the first two floors, bar and restaurant area, a new ballroom and renovations to 600 rooms, corridors and public toilets. Five new high-speed elevators were installed, including the construction of a new elevator shaft. Additional guest bedrooms on 19 floors around the elevator shaft were also constructed.
The last three phases included the reconfiguration and renovation of the 600 guest rooms into suites and Presidential suites.  The entire second floor was dedicated to a Business Center for corporate seminars and social functions consisting of state-of-the-art banquet rooms, boardroom and conference rooms.         
The Hotel was also made ADA accessible.  All phases of the alterations and renovation work were completed while the hotel was in full operation with minimal disturbance to hotel guests.