Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington, D.C.
HVAC System & Mechanical Construction Services
The Hospitality Facility Project
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group operates in 11 countries spanning three continents and will expand further into the American market with the completion of hotels in Washington DC, New York and Boston. The Mandarin Oriental in Washington DC encompasses:
- A 400-room deluxe city hotel in Washington DC, which includes 53 suites with premier views. The MOHG has expanded its’ influence further into the American hotel market by offering the same exceptional service they are world renowned for. The MOHG in DC offers visitors the finest dining, spa and meeting facilities.
- A signature restaurant, designed by renowned restaurant designer Tony Chi which will offer contemporary cuisine, Café Mozu, which offers a lighter Asian-inspired fare and The Empress Lounge, serving light fare and cocktails with live afternoon and evening entertainment.
- Meeting facilities consisting of 34,000 square feet of space complete with state-of-the-art technology featuring wireless capabilities throughout the meeting rooms.
- An opulent 8,300 square foot Grand Ballroom holding up to 900 people leading to a 5,000 square foot Asian sculpted event lawn overlooking the water.
- Spa and Fitness facilities consisting of a full-service spa, fitness area complete with an indoor lap pool, themed wet areas and eight relaxing treatment rooms.
Poole & Kent Mechanical Contractor Role
As the mechanical contractor, Poole and Kent was responsible for providing the HVAC and mechanical services for this luxury, 400-room, 425,000 SF hotel located near the scenic Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C.
Challenges/ Achievements/ Goals
Notice to Proceed on this mechanical construction services project was delayed approximately six months, reducing the project duration from 24 months to 18 months. Poole and Kent was able to maintain an aggressive schedule, which resulted from this delay. Furthermore, Poole and Kent was able to provide temporary cooling through the new commercial HVAC system in advance of what the original project schedule dictated.
Together with the Owner and General Contractor, Poole and Kent adopted a partnering concept that all parties would work together toward the common goal of creating an unparalleled product.