Our role in the $35 million restoration of the Metropolitan Hotel was to work in collaboration with the Owner’s Rep, the John Hardy Group, Tabler Architects, and the Doubletree Management. The project features a new fully rebuilt lobby, bar and restaurant, private suites, meeting rooms, and a flashy facade.
Unlike other major renovation projects, which require shut downs for significant periods of time; OMARA was asked to do our specialty – to carry out the work in an occupied environment. Our key players, Michael Garone and Albert Greco presented an aggressive schedule along with a phasing strategy necessary to complete this project both safely and efficiently. Our managerial skills shone through especially as crowds began flooding the hotel for the Republican National Convention and the opening session at the United Nations. Under OMARA’s leadership, orchestrating a variety of trade contractors, vendors and designers went as smooth as normal
check-in at the hotel. Mr. Rocky Marzzarella, Vice President of JHG, explained, “We selected OMARA because of their professionalism and their ability to see through the schedule with absolute clarity.” Adjusting to daily changes and demands of the Ownership was important in executing the entire reconstruction.