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Bid Number #: 180206AE/JSW
RFx Name: Architectural Services to Expand Rotary House International Hotel
Open: Jan 13, 2020 12:00 PM
Close: Feb 12, 2020 2:00 PM
Name: John S Wroth
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Architectural Services to Expand Rotary House International Hotel - 180206AE/JSW
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A non-mandatory pre-submittal conference will be held at the time and location described below. Although not required, attendance is encouraged to allow interested parties an opportunity to hear Owner discuss the Project and the selection process. January 24, 2020; 10:00 AM, Local Time Jesse H. Jones Rotary House International Hotel 1600 Holcombe Boulevard Houston, TX 77030 Conference Room RHI 1.202abc Owner seeks Architectural and Engineering services to expand the Rotary House International Hotel and complete a sky bridge to cross S. Braeswood Blvd. This project includes the design, construction and activation of a new hotel tower immediately adjacent to and connected to the existing and occupied Rotary House International (RHI) hotel, located at the corner of Holcombe Boulevard and South Braeswood Boulevard. The Project will: • Include a hotel tower that includes approximately 182 guest rooms and suites, plus additional support space o Additional spaces may include: Restaurant and kitchen Laundry facilities (for guests) Conference/meeting room space Food and beverage “grab and go” / retail space Utility tie-ins (TECO, electrical, gas, etc.) Service dock Building transformer pad Elevators and elevator lobby • Include renovation and expansion of portions of the existing facility to improve the functionally of the hotel, such as possible relocation of the front desk and the expansion of the kitchen and dining areas. While expanding the existing kitchen be aware that it must remain operational which may require a phased construction approach to not disrupt hotel operations. • Be designed and constructed to a “MaRiott Premium” level (ex. MaRiott, Sheraton, MaRiot Full Service) • Include the design of a pedestrian bridge from across South Braeswood Blvd. that will directly connect the hotel to the parking garage located on the east side of South Braeswood Blvd. An additional bridge connection may be included from the hotel tower to Garage 17 immediately south of the Project location. Work is to include the development of design documents (specifications, schematic design, design development and construction documents), site work, structure, utilities (electrical, gas, water, TECO), complete build-out of the building, the procurement of, storage and installation of furnishings, move-in related activities and the construction of pedestrian bridges from the hotel tower to nearby parking garages. The adjacent hotel will remain in operation throughout the project, potentially requiring a phased construction approach. Building utility services may also be shared, but this will need to be defined further during the design and preconstruction phases.
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