Skanska has secured a construction management assignment to renovate a large hotel in downtown Atlanta. The project pertains to the hotel's public areas and conference space. The contract amounts to approximately €45.5 million (US$63 million).
The project involves demolition and construction of a new lobby, meeting rooms and restaurants. The hotel's conference area will be expanded by about 3,700 m² and a new 2,300-m² ballroom, with 9-meter floor-to-ceiling windows.
Work began in August 2006 and will be carried out in two phases. The first will be concluded in June 2007 and the second in May 2008. The hotel will remain open during the entire construction period and work is being arranged so that the hotel guests are not inconvenienced.