Country Inn & Suites
Filed Under: Hospitality, Historic
MMI was responsible for preserving the structural integrity of seven historical buildings that were partially modified and refurbished to become the flagship property of Country Inn & Suites by Carlson. The original structures were built between 1850 and 1900. Interior walls of five of the structures were strengthened to withstand the addition of new floors. New foundations were installed to support the elevator shafts and associated steel framing. Floors were partially removed and reframed to create a four-story atrium within the entrance building. The existing roof was reframed to allow the addition of a new floor. Several walls were strengthened using grout injection, with a historically compatible mortar, to solidify and restore the highly-deteriorated brick masonry walls.