Update: Steigenberger Grandhotel Petersberg
Historical site in a new splendour: 1. Construction phase completed.
There is professional wisdom that is irrefutable. For example, among lawyers, the dictum applies: “Anything is possible in court and on the high seas.” We would like to supplement this: “... and in existing buildings” because the historical plans, drawings and official stamps are one thing - the other is what emerges when the plaster is first removed. Fortunately, we have already seen a good deal in our many decades of construction experience. Therefore, we could always respond to the smaller and larger unpredictable occurrences with pragmatic solutions and thereby meet the standard of high quality suitable for such a prestigious project.
This was made possible by the indefatigable commitment of the team performing first-rate work high above the Rhine. A total of 60 to 100 skilled workers were permanently employed on site during the first construction phase for the renovation of 50 rooms, reception, lobby/hall, two restaurants and bistro; they were managed by the general contractor.
The interior plans by Bollinger + Fehling Architects, Berlin and Project Orange, London remain in the historical context of the architecture and use Carrara marble, dark-stained cherry wood with expressive wood grain and elaborately inlaid or carved wood panellings - all of this requires high quality craft skills along with the procurement of materials within budget which must be monitored and coordinated by the construction supervision. Similarly, the existing inventory of art and antiques had to be cleaned, restored and stored temporarily and securely before it was integrated.
All in all, a very diverse and ambitious complete renovation for the portfolio with challenges that we were able to overcome brilliantly in the first construction phase: At this point, we extend our greatest gratitude to all of our farseeing partners of the twelve trades involved. After the Christmas holiday, we’ll be tackling the remaining rooms and banquet area in the final phase in 2019 - and we look forward to the new challenges at this site steeped in history which rewards us with the possibly most beautiful view in Germany every evening after work.