In 2005, Wright Investment Properties contacted CP&Associates with an interest in acquiring and renovating the historic Aladin Hotel. WIP’s vision for the renovation included restoring the historic exterior facade to its original appearance and returning the interior entrance lobby to its once grand form. As a listed property on the National Register of Historic Places, State and federal tax credits were applied for and approved. With CP&A’s assistance and documentation, a local historic preservation consultant prepared the tax credit application and coordinated the review and approval.
This project team, including the general contractor, the Client and their interior designers, and CP&A as the architect-of-record, worked hand-in-hand to ensure a comprehensive design approach. The result on the exterior was the facade restoration of the unique, decorative terra cotta panels and creatures, brick walls, new entrance canopy and new projecting sign on the primary west facade, using historic photographs as the design inspiration. On the interior, the original checkerboard patterned stone floor with black and gold marble columns rising to the second floor mezzanine were restored in the first floor entrance lobby.
As part of the interior renovation, all 195 guest rooms were updated with new finishes and amenities while maintaining a design theme uniquely “Aladdin”. A new passenger elevator was constructed adjacent to the existing two small elevators, providing accessibility, more capacity and expedited guest travel among the sixteen floors. The first floor restaurant was also completely remodeled and a business center and fitness room were added to the second floor, further enhancing guest accommodations. The final result is a beautiful boutique hotel and the revival of a historic architectural treasure in downtown Kansas City.
2008 Preserve Missouri Award
2008 Craft Award for Exterior Terra Cotta/Brick Restoration
Brick Layers and Allied Craft Workers
2007 Renovation of the Year Award