Mayfair Hotel Being Restored
Last week we brought you renderings of what is planned for the Mayfair Hotel in Kitchener at Andrin’s City Centre Condo development (see: Mayfair Hotel at Andrin’s City Centre Condos to be Preserved) and today we have additional details.
Local Group Collaborates with Andrin on Mayfair Hotel Restoration
The Mayfair Hotel will be restored and expanded by a partnership of Andrin Homes (developing the rest of the block) and local businessmen David Strucke, Jodi Palubiski of Charcoal Group of Restaurants and Bernie Nimer of Ridgewood Holdings. Andrin Homes expects work to begin Spring 2012.
David Strucke is a local business owner, who serves on the board of The Museum and The Centre In The Square.
Ridgewood Holdings is a real estate development company that has been involved with many projects in Kitchener Waterloo, including the recently completed Shoppers Drug Mart just North of Kitchener’s City Hall & the HSBC that is being finished in Uptown Waterloo.
The Charcoal Group of Restaurants is the very successful group behind Charcoals, Wildcraft, Bauer Kitchen, Martini’s and Del Dente’s. They are the premier restauranters in Waterloo Region, and having Jodi involved means there is a pretty high chance we’re going to see another terrific restaurant coming to downtown Kitchener. I look forward to seeing what they do with the Sky Bar!
As Chris Arnold said on twitter, “I love the downtown rejuvenation. No longer have to leave town for business meetings, after work drinks, etc.”
Mayfair Hotel Video & Floor Info
Take a look at this video that Andrin Homes released yesterday:
From The Record: Mayfair block plans outlined to Kitchener council
Andrin wants to see construction start on the redevelopment of the Mayfair next spring, along with a 17-storey condominium project at Young and Duke streets that will rise above two podium buildings.
“We are very excited to be here as part of this project,” Strucke said to city councillors. “We are very happy that this is a local solution.”
The partnership means the old hotel will be redeveloped eight to 10 years ahead of the original schedule approved by city council in 2009.
“Nobody in this community wanted to see this building sit empty for another 10 years,” Strucke said.
The vision is to have the redeveloped hotel, which will see three storeys added to the Mayfair and six floors to the building next door, service businesspeople travelling to the city as well as people living and working downtown, offering restaurants and entertainment.
Last week The Record reported: Mayfair Hotel to be transformed into boutique hotel, spa
Glass and steel additions will be built on top of the existing buildings, bringing the height to nine floors. The inside of both buildings will be completely rebuilt. Three floors will be added to the Mayfair Hotel at 11 Young St. Six floors to the building next door at 156-158 King St. west.
The proposed redevelopment plan calls for a speakeasy club in the basement and:
First floor — a restaurant, whisky bar, hotel lobby and pool.
Second floor — 13 suites plus a gym and yoga studio.
Third floor — 13 suites and the spa’s reception.
Fourth floor — 14 suites and the spa.
Fifth floor — 14 suites and office space.
Sixth floor — 14 suites and two conference rooms.
Seventh and Eight floors — 14 suites on each level.
Ninth floor — sky bar and restaurant.
If you’d like specific information about the Mayfair Hotel restoration, let me know in the comments below or send me an email.