Projects Architecture

Wayne County Airport Authority, Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport Hotel Property Improvement Program

Detroit, Michigan

DLZ was contracted to perform architectural, engineering, interior design, project management, and related services for the Property Improvement Program (PIP) renovation of The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport Hotel, located adjacent to the McNamara Terminal, and operated by Starwood Hotels and Resorts.

The PIP was developed to bring the Hotel up to the current generation Starwood/Westin Brand Standards.

DLZ’s scope of services included replacement of all interior finishes, all furniture, and all artwork, in addition to creation of multiple new seating areas, a major modification to the lobby water feature, bar and restaurant renovation, new 35’ tall live wall, new custom hanging mobile in the lobby, numerous new custom lobby screen walls, new “fire features” in the bar area, and the addition of access that will allow the Hotel to bring vehicles into the lobby for Customer events. To accomplish the project, DLZ coordinated a team of interior designers, procurement agents, construction administrators, and engineers that was spread throughout the Country, utilizing Bentley ProjectWise Collaboration and Content Management Software.

All work complied with the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); Transportation Security Administration (TSA); Americans with Disability Act Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG); and applicable federal, state, and local regulations, laws, and ordinances, and met the Wayne County Airport Authority’s Small Business Enterprise (SBE) participation requirements.

Construction sequencing included Guestroom, Conference Level, and Lobby phases, with the hotel maintaining full operations throughout.