Located in the heart of Texas, with access to the Medical Center District, the Wyndham Houston was built in 1981 and renovated by Cicero's in 2014. The multi-million dollar renovation was undertaken over six months ago. The property-wide renovation consisted of a complete revamp of the hotel's 287 guestrooms, as well as all common areas and the building of a new exterior entrance. In addition, the hotel's Main Street Bar & Grill received a refurbishing, complete with new carpeting and artwork. Going beyond basic renovations, Cicero's deployed fire sprinklers and other life safety systems throughout the building, along with adding an ADA counter at the front desk.
From architectural design all the way through to project close-out, Cicero's deploys a wide range of tools to provide hotels and restaurants with the most comprehensive renovation services available. This approach has earned Cicero's the confidence and respect of nationwide hospitality clients with a range of needs.
Click to download our guide to hotel renovation to learn how Cicero's increases hotel revenues with our exclusive Best Value Approach to renovation.
Omni Severin Hotel
The historic Omni Severin Hotel, a stunning, historic four-diamond luxury hotel that originally opened its doors in 1913 as The Grand Hotel of Indianapolis. Cicero’s crew renovated floor-by-floor, gutting and removing existing carpeting and wallpaper, replacing old furniture and artwork with new pieces, and delivering a fresh, contemporary renewal to each of its 424 rooms, including the 12th and 13th floors comprising two-level luxury suites. The hotel's two wings were expanded and the center courtyard was converted to meeting rooms.
Omni Chicago 676 Bar
Cicero's renovated the popular 676 Restaurant & Bar, creating an upscale, but comfortable environment for hotel guests to enjoy as they gaze upon the dazzling Chicago skyline. Wood floors were refinished, new millwork was installed to enhance customer murals and the 50 foot lounge bar. Existing carpeting, window treatments and wall coverings were replaced with stylish new patterns. It also updated furniture, artwork and lighting fixtures, establishing a clean, totally contemporary look perfect for any occasion. Inside the hotel, multiple public spaces and meeting rooms were also renovated to make the hotel more competitive in the Chicago market.
Shula's Steak House
Renovation and buildout of 14,000 square foot high-end restaurant inside of the Westin Chicago Northwest Hotel in Itasca, Illinois. Project was completed on an expedited schedule to meet short management timeline.
Total renovation of the Wyndham University Center Hotel in Pittsburgh. The year long, multi-million dollar renovation spanned all 251 guest rooms, two large ballrooms, fitness center, lobby, business center, mezzanine level meeting rooms, executive offices, employee areas and public bathrooms. Installed more than 3,000 square-yards of carpeting, 17,000 linear-yards of vinyl wall covering, and paint for more than 1,300 doors and frames, an extensive lighting package, and HVAC systems for meeting spaces, pre-function area, fitness center and pool area. Also a complete change-out of all furniture with new art pieces, beds, flat screen televisions, and other furnishings.
Multi-million dollar renovation of more than 25,000-square feet of meeting space in the Doubletree by Hilton™ hotel in Oak Brook, Illinois. The Grand Ballroom received a fresh look for the weddings and special events it plays host to each year. Cicero's changed-out hundreds of incandescent lights with energy-efficient LED fixtures, plus installed a state-of-the-art dimming system. It also removed fluorescent ceiling fixtures and replaced them with hybrid LED chandeliers, saving up to 75% in electricity. Fresh carpet and wallcoverings completed this highly functional room that can now be configured as a 7500-sq-ft banquet hall or divided into smaller areas.
Fairfield Inn & Suites
Conveniently situated just blocks from Chicago's Midway Airport, the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott in Bedford Park, Illinois had everything it needed for success -- a busy location, great management and an attractive exterior. Everything, that is, except a major interior renovation. That is where Cicero's stepped in. In less than two months, Cicero's team performed a renovation that extended throughout its reception area, lobby, and public spaces and into 114 guest rooms to create a cohesive and revitalized atmosphere. Working with architectural/interior/ADA design firm Zimmerman Weintraub, Cicero's renovation assured brand integrity and total consistency with Fairfield's heritage of great guest experiences
The Alise Boston was renovated by Cicero's including the lobby, along with adding new flooring, paint, pineapple wall coverings, wall sconces, chandeliers and other interior improvements as the hotel received the signature Staypineapple look. Guest rooms were furnished with custom platform bed frames, headboards and dressers, while guests are now pampered in European-style bedding including two separate duvets. The Alise Boston is just steps away from Back Bay and many of the city's famous historical sites, stylish stores, and great restaurants.
Cicero’s renovated an atrium-style Embassy Suites hotel in the Minneapolis area that was originally built in 1986. The atrium project was a total renovation of the complementary breakfast and bar area, the back of the house, staff offices, the fitness center, meeting rooms, public bathrooms and the pool. Much more than paint, carpet and vinyl, this multi-million dollar project encompassed the hotel’s “behind the walls” infrastructure with new HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems installed. The overarching goal was to modernize the atrium to a sleek, modern and highly functional space where guests can seek solitude in a private corner or join others for business or pleasure.