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InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel: Porte Cochere

  • Northern California

Constructed in 1926, the 17 story Intercontinental Mark Hopkins located atop Nob Hill is an excellent example of early 20th century palace hotel architecture. ARG has provided design and conservation services for several hotel projects. Previously, the hotel’s once grand main entrance had been unsympathetically remodeled. ARG proposed restoring the original glass and cast iron porte-cochère canopy, a design consistent with the hotel’s reputation for sophistication and elegance. A window rehabilitation and replacement project restored the existing wood windows in key locations, a cost-effective solution that met the City’s requirements and saved over $1 million in construction costs. Additional projects included the replacement of the tower roof, treatment of decorative sheet metal, and repair of terra cotta, brickwork, and decorative concrete.