In this project, Salas O’Brien provided mechanical and plumbing solutions for development of a new Embassy Suites hotel in a historic structure in downtown Louisville, Kentucky. Our work was part of a larger, $80 million project which converted the former Hilliard Lyons Center building into a mixed-use development.
With over 200 unique properties across the country and around the world, the Embassy Suites brand fills an upscale niche in the international corporation that aims to be the most hospitable company in the world. In this project we worked with Louisville developers Al J. Schneider Co. and Eric Bachelor under the Hilton franchise to create a truly memorable hospitality experience in the heart of downtown Louisville, Kentucky.
Salas O’Brien’s work was part of a larger, $80 million project which converted the former Hilliard Lyons Center building into a mixed-use project anchored by the Embassy Suites. This ambitious project was not the building’s first repurposing; the structure was constructed in 1907 and originally housed the Stewart’s Dry Goods Company. Today Eric Bachelor owns the building, and it is listed as a landmark on the National Register of Historic Places.
Our team provided mechanical and plumbing engineering services for the 304-suite hotel. Our engineers also took special care to accommodate the building’s historic features in our design.
The finished hotel seamlessly integrates historic elements with its intimate, chic styling. The expansive lobby features carefully restored architecture and a large clock that stood in the Stewart’s lobby over 100 years ago. Historic elements like these alongside Embassy Suites’ luxurious amenities combine to form a truly memorable oasis for guests of downtown Louisville.