The Albuquerque Hilton Hotel consists of a tower of hotel rooms, a conference center wing with a coffee shop and fine dining restaurant, as well as guest rooms in two-story cabana buildings.
This project consisted of three components. One component was to give the exterior of the tower a new "modern" look. This was accomplished with a new palette of colors for various floors, patios, and end walls. The railings at each exterior patio were modified by adding additional steel members and by painting. The roof was replaced with a new standing seam metal roof. A new entry porte-cochère and portal was planned for the main east entry of the hotel.
The second component was the addition of an accessible connection to the two cabana buildings. This provided a secure entry from the parking lot as well as the required accessibility to the second floor of the cabana buildings. Many existing utilities were rerouted and a two-story addition with an elevator was constructed. Included in this component was demolition of a covered walkway that physically connected the adjacent Fairfield Inn building to the Hilton property.
The third component, which is still in the planning phase, is the remodel of the main lobby, addition of a coffee bar, remodel of the existing coffee shop restaurant, and remodel of the fine dining restaurant, "The Ranchers Club," and bar area. Included in this component is an exercise room, business center, and remodel of the main concourse connecting the above spaces, as well as a connection to the banquet rooms.