HOMEWOOD SUITES CONVERSION [GAITHERSBURG]
About this project
Project Location: Gaithersburg, MD
Owner: Baywood Hotels
Date project completed: Spring 2015
Services Provided: Architecture | Interior Design
//3877 worked with Baywood Hotels on this multi-million dollar renovation—taking the building back to the bare concrete and re-allocating the room mix from a 200-room Wyndham Garden Inn into a 123-room Homewood Suites. Due to the differing proportions required for Homewood Suites, the team completely reconfigured the room layouts. The public space was revitalized into a more efficient and functional environment. First floor meeting rooms were removed and converted into additional guestrooms while the remaining public spaces were opened up to create a more spacious feel.
As guests enter the hotel, they are welcomed with highly detailed registration desk and drawn in by the floating wood ceiling. Elements of the Homewood Suites brand were added which include the lobby, suite shop, home office, lodge, and pantry that created clean, warm and comfortable public areas. The soft seated lobby area offers a welcoming spot to rest your feet while the suite shop offers a bright and clean atmosphere.
Further into the lodge guests are welcomed with a variety of seating where one can relax or work. Wood and stone are interlocked providing a strong focal element with the fireplace as an anchor for the entire public space. Mixed dining space connect the public spaces and pantry, which is well appointed and is beautiful throughout the day.
Moving past the lodge, guests enter the pre-function and meeting space which provide very open and distinguished areas for office training. Finally, guests reach the recreation area of the hotel where the spa and fitness rooms have been refreshed into bright, energizing facilities that open directly out onto the completely renovated pool and patio area. Outside guests can hang out, grill and take a dip in the pool.
The guestrooms are spacious and are equipped with kitchenettes that feature glass tile, great lighting and bedrooms that both modern and stylish.