Grand Hotel Resort & Spa
Point Clear, Alabama
Size: 240,000 sf
Project Awards: Top 20 Resorts in South, Top 30 Spas in U.S. - Conde Nast Traveler; Top Hotel in World - Travel + Leisure; Best Historic Hotel
In 2017, Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC) was retained by PCH Hotels and Resorts to design the $32 million renovation of The Grand. Every room at the 170-year-old Grand Hotel will be given a new look, as the hotel joins the exclusive group of only 100 independent-style properties worldwide as part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection.The renovation is taking place on a building-by-building basis to minimize disruption to hotel guests, beginning with the South Bay, North Bay and Marina House buildings. There are currently 23 different room types among the hotel’s 405 guest rooms. The renovation will streamline the look into three simple, yet elegant room designs, each intertwined with the hotel’s rich history. Rooms with two double beds are being replaced by two queen-size beds, and will have a tub to accommodate the needs of families. King rooms will have a sectional sofa that folds out into a queen-size bed, in addition to a desk, armoire, flat-screen TV and modern necessities. The 54 rooms in the main historic building will be especially remarkable, featuring iron-post beds, hardwood floors and paneling. The 126 rooms in the Spa building will also be renovated to reflect the spa experience, and the 37,000 square-foot (sf) conference center will be revamped to give it a cleaner, more upscale look. Construction on the conference center will be completed in phases by the end of 2017, followed by the 126-room spa building and main historic building in April 2018.
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