Courtyard By Marriott

  • Owner:
    Nordic LLC
  • Architect:
    Group One Partners, Inc.
  • Scope:
    Renovation
  • Location:
    Cambridge, MA

Located along the Charles River, this 130,000 sf hotel was completely refurbished and features 203 spacious guest rooms; 3,100 sf of elegant meeting space; a full-service Business Center; a fitness center with swimming pool; and a restaurant with dining room and lounge.  

As Construction Manager, Columbia successfully managed the demolition and comprehensive renovation project. The 16-story, brick high-rise entailed:

  • Complete infrastructure upgrades, including elevators.
  • Installation of all new building systems, as well as smoke evacuation and stair pressurization systems.
  • A specialized pool humidification system.
  • Installation of high performance mechanical systems to meet the demands of a high-rise facility and to maintain a comfortable and healthy environment.
  • Installation of wireless technology.
  • Construction of an architectural canopy to shield the hotel’s main entrance.
  • Installation of new windows throughout the building. 
  • Construction of an ornamental stairway in the lobby, a grand design element.
  • Coordination of FF&E for this new hotel.