Fix it Friday: Mayflower Hotel
The Mayflower Hotel, located in Washington, DC a few blocks from the White House, is a prominent and historic luxury hotel. It is known as the “Grande Dame of Washington,” “Hotel of Presidents,” and as the City’s “Second Best Address”, after the White House. The building is on the National Park Historic Gallery.
Hotel construction began in 1922 and opened to much fanfare in 1925. A number of additions, renovations, and expansions have occurred to the building in its 94 year history. The 11-story hotel provides guest accommodations in over 581 rooms.
Asset Management Firm, CHMWarnick, engaged Walker on behalf of the owners of the Mayflower to assess the building façade and address any exterior elements requiring refurbishment.
In June of 2016, Walker began the assessment of the existing condition of the brick, terra cotta and cast stone of the façade as well as the large ornate urns at the roof’s perimeter.
Focusing our efforts on the upper two floors, we identified isolated areas of deterioration and then worked with the selected contractor to repair the areas, including two of the urns, and extended the useful life of this Historic hotel.
Walker’s project team included:
- Greg Neiderer (Principal-in-Charge)
- Kate Stairs (Project Manager)
- John McHugh (Project Field Lead).
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