Due to the distinct local culture, the property's location allowed the project to incorporate Asian influences in the design. The most obvious feature is the statue of Guanyin – the bodhisattva associated with compassion, which is commonly known as the "Mercy Goddess."
Baskervill's scope of work included interior design, interior architecture, and furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E). The entire space was fabricated in Richmond, Virginia and staged at Plant Zero. This strategy was developed by Matthew Marsili, interior designer, to minimize interruptions at the hotel property during construction. It also enabled the Owner to travel to Richmond and see the entire space as it would be constructed on-site, allowing for a quick approval process. The space was then disassembled, shipped, and installed within 48 hours, which was feasible due to demolition starting two weeks before installation and completely free standing wall sections.
The success of this project has led to a forthcoming renovation of the entire property, which Baskervill has recently been contracted for the architecture, interior design, and FF&E.
"The end result was the satisfaction of the client. The Owner was amazed to see his space before construction even started," said Marsili. "We look forward to working with the Owner in the very near future as we embark on a complete renovation of the Sheraton LaGuardia East."
Recent hospitality projects completed by Baskervill include the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel & Waterfront Conference Center; Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside; Lorien Hotel & Spa in Alexandria, Virginia; Richmond Marriott; Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center Palm Beach Gardens; the Equinox (A Luxury Collection) Golf Resort & Spa; and the Hyatt Dulles Hotel and Executive Meeting Center.
Baskervill, an international, award-winning, full-service architectural, engineering, interior design and sustainable design firm, delivers world-class services to a diverse client base that ranges from hospitality, government, education, corporate, healthcare, retail, financial and industrial institutions to Fortune 500 companies. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, Baskervill offers a rich history of ingenuity, integrity, and technical expertise that has made them a premiere service provider across the country and around the world. To learn more about Baskervill or to see a project portfolio, visit www.baskervill.com.