We delivered full MEP and specialist design services including AV / IT, acoustics, fire and life safety, and swimming pool and water features for the Boulevard Hotel, overlooking the Caspian Sea. The hotel is part of Marriott International’s Autograph portfolio and consists of 818 guest rooms and suites, approximate GIA of 80,000 m², conference rooms, meeting facilities, restaurants, spa, state-of-the-art fitness centre, and a connection to on-grade car park that is contained under the hotel.
Following the contract award, Black & White deployed a full team of engineers to oversee the MEP construction activities and the testing and commissioning to ensure smooth and defect-free handover to the hotel operator. The hotel was granted unconditional occupational status by the operator’s international verification team – an unprecedented achievement for the region and rarely achieved internationally.
From concept to handover, the hotel was completed in 24 months (including 16 months for construction) to accommodate visitors and participants for the June 2015 European Games in Baku. The brownfield site was previously a shipyard, and the entire White City district has been transformed with the hotel, taking pride of place on the promenade.