CNY Interiors, LLC (CNY) has been selected to provide construction management services for the interior renovation and modernization project at the landmark North Villard at the New York Palace Hotel.
Located at Madison Avenue and 52nd Street in New York City, the five-story, 100,000 s/f space is a premier venue CNY Interiors will be responsible for refurbishing the existing floor areas, installing a new elevator shaft and cab, and modernizing and installing new mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire safety systems.
CNY has taken extensive measures to ensure that guests can continue to enjoy the hotel and to protect all aspects of the structure, including its elaborate stairs, façade, ceiling and flooring areas, during the construction process.
To complete the renovations, CNY is collaborating with project managers at the John Hardy Group, as well as BBG-BBGM’s expert architects. Renovations are currently on-schedule and set to be completed by the beginning of July 2013.
In 1882, Henry Villard, a prominent American railroad financier residing in New York City, commissioned the famous McCoy, Mead & White architects to design a Gilded Age neo-Italian villa.
The ensuing Villard Mansion, completed in 1884, featured design motifs found in 15th century Italian cathedrals. During the 20th century, the Villard Mansion transformed from a private residence to an elegant space for corporate functions and events.
The Villard Mansion property was designated a historic structure by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1968.
Today, The Villard Mansions are one of Manhattan’s most elegant historic structures. The North and South Villard Houses serve as the grand entranceway to the New York Palace hotel, originally constructed in 1974 by prominent New York City hotelier, Harry Helmsley.
The 55-story modern structure features 813 guestrooms and 86 suites. The hotel was recently acquired by Northwood Investors, who has commissioned a $150 million renovation.