The Westin Poinsett Hotel

PROJECT OVERVIEW

Harper completed extensive interior and exterior renovations to this historical hotel that was originally built in 1925. Upper floors were completed gutted and each of the 200 guests rooms were reconstructed. Historical preservation methods included flexible and space-saving installation of air-cooled reciprocating water chillers and controllers. Additionally, Harper performed construction with historical preservationist involvement to secure historical approval from the State Archives office.

Harper completed this project that consisted of extensive interior and exterior renovations of a landmark historical hotel - the Westin Poinsett - built in 1925. The upper floors were completely gutted and re-built. All new MEP Systems were installed throughout. The hotel’s mosaic tile and terrazzo floors, marble stairways, decorative plaster ceilings, and crystal chandeliers radiate a glow of charm and invitation like never before. The lobby, Piedmont Grill, lounge area, and both the Gold and Poinsett Ballrooms were meticulously restored to their full 1920s glory. Upstairs, each of the 200 guest rooms have been completely reconstructed.

Harper performed a rigorous pre-design survey of the existing building, working closely with the hotel and architect to determine the best methods for HVAC and electrical system installation that included the location of the equipment routing of ductwork and conduit. Harper located a number of special craft subcontractors to perform plaster, marble, and ornamental metal refurbishing.

Historical preservation methods included flexible and space-saving installation of air-cooled reciprocating water chillers and controllers. Additionally, Harper performed construction with historical preservationist involvement to secure historical approval from the State Archives office.