DETROIT, Mich., September 27, 2013 – Detroit-based Kraemer Design Group, PLC (KDG) announced today the completion of one of its many notable hotel projects, adding to the firm’s extensive hospitality design portfolio: a completely custom architectural and interior redesign of the Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk. Kraemer Design Group, PLC Principal Bob Kraemer made the announcement.
The 23-story, 313-room Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk is the first property nationally to introduce Intercontinental Hotel Group’s (IHG) “Breeze” standard room design scheme, centered on modern and open layouts with a fresh, clean aesthetic. The Holiday Inn is a central part of the San Antonio Riverwalk’s historic district, thus KDG’s expertise in adaptive reuse was essential in this design project.
To update the appearance of the hotel, which first opened in 1987 to meet IHG’s 2013 brand standards while providing travelers with all of the modern lodging conveniences, KDG tackled a number of design challenges, including closing in balconies to increase square footage in the guest rooms and restructuring the multi-tiered restaurant to become more handicap accessible.
“The comprehensive design solution that KDG completed for the Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk is just a small sample of our firm’s deep relationship with the IHG brand and our hospitality design expertise,” said Kraemer. “KDG is also leading IHG’s development of a new food and beverage concept called “Burger Bar,” with a prototype currently under construction in Atlanta.”
He continued, “as highly technical renovation experts, we have worked with a number of cost-conscious Holiday Inn owners nationally to implement performance improvement plans that transform the properties and exemplify IHG standards. We are pleased that IHG has recognized our ability to marry corporate brand needs with boutique concepts and creative flair, both essential to a hotel’s sustainability and guest satisfaction.”
With extensive experience in the hospitality industry, KDG has also designed creative spaces in boutique hotel properties nationally and executed similar projects for Marriott and Aloft brands.
Detroit-based Kraemer Design Group, PLC (KDG) is a leading, high-end architecture, interior design and creative firm with nearly 20 years of experience in historic renovation and comprehensive architectural consulting. Serving the commercial, multi-family residential, hospitality and retail industries, KDG combines highly technical industry experience with unparalleled creativity to produce exclusive design solutions. For more information visit www.thekraemeredge.com.
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