Project Description

After rain and high winds caused significant damage to the exterior of the Marriott Renaissance hotel in downtown St. Louis, hotel staff had one immediate concern: ensuring the hotel could safely remain in operation.

Called in to secure the site, ISC Contracting found damaged plaster and insulation hanging from the brick and plaster facade.  Originally constructed in 1929 as the Lennox Hotel, the upscale building had undergone a complete historic restoration and renovation in 2002 that included painting the brick and plaster facade by hand.

ISC worked around the clock, completing the temporary repairs needed to allow the hotel to serve its guests safely.  Later, ISC was selected as general contractor for demolition and reconstruction, which included rebuilding the plaster facade on 12 of the building’s 25 stories and preparing it for painting.

Project Details

Project: Marriott Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel
800 Washington Ave.
St. Louis
Architect: KAI Design & Build
The challenge: To restore the exterior face of a historic luxury hotel after it suffered major storm damage