According to Forbes magazine, more than $350 million has been invested in redevelopment in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, and the promise of future growth enticed SAGE Hospitality into the area. SAGE undertook a major renovation of the Westin Cleveland Downtown hotel, which once hosted movie stars, politicians and presidents, to restore it to a four-star destination.
Marous Brothers Construction, Willoughby, Ohio, designed and built new mechanical and safety systems, lighting, guest rooms, a restaurant, fitness center and building facade.
The new attention-grabbing facelift made of architectural design mesh from W.S. Tyler, Mentor, Ohio, gave the Westin a modern, colorful way to welcome guests who attended the grand opening in May 2014.
W.S. Tyler replaced brick and metal cladding on the parking facilities that span the Westin’s second through fifth floors, masking the utilitarian with a textured and unique wire mesh. Marous Brothers specified W.S. Tyler’s Dolga-Trio design mesh, customized to densely camouflage the garage openings and slightly reveal the sixth floor ballroom. The facade was installed by attaching sheets at the top of the frame and rolling the mesh down the building face to W.S. Tyler’s engineered flat tension profile and clevis assembly system at the bottom. There are 70 panels that stretch about 300 feet and are about 60 to 70 feet high. Each panel has its own LED light, lit with an infinite number of colors. The shining texture by day and sparkling color by night bring new life to an emerging downtown Cleveland landscape. For more information, visit www.tylerdesignmesh.com.