Client: The Ferchill Group
Scope: 605,000 SF Hotel; 92,000 SF Condominiums; 39,000 SF Event & Conference Space
453 Guestrooms; 65 Condominium Units
Construction Cost: $110 Million
Completion Date: October 2008
In the third attempt to restore the Book-Cadillac Detroit landmark hotel to its former glory, The Ferchill Group selected KAI to lead a team of designers, engineers, and consultants from around the country not only to renovate the thirty-two story hotel, but also to provide three separate additions to this monumental structure. Working closely with Starwood Resorts & Hotels Worldwide, The Ferchill Group developed the building to include a full-service, 4-star Westin Hotel (complete with 453 guestrooms ranging from single king beds to multi-room suites), more than 39,000 SF of event and conference space, and 65 new Westin-branded condominiums on the upper floors with spectacular views of the surrounding City. The Westin Book-Cadillac also houses a high-end restaurant by “Iron Chef”, Michael Symon; a restaurant/bar; coffee shop; and service retail, all with convenient access from the hotel lobby and the street.
The Book Cadillac Hotel building is listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings and was renovated according to National Park Service standards.
In October of 2008, The Westin Book-Cadillac triumphantly re-opened at a Grand Opening Gala celebration to critical acclaim. Lauded by Starwood directors as the “Jewel of the Westins,” the hotel has received numerous national and local design & construction awards.
Awards received include the "Honor Award" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, "AIA Ohio Merit Award", the "Traveling Gun - Renovation Project of the Year" by the Northern Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the "Governor's Award" for Historic Preservation from the State of Michigan, and the "Gold Award" designated by Building Design + Construction Magazine for Reconstruction Projects.