Marriott - West Des Moines, IA
A fresh and contemporary update that provides security and visibility – what dreams are made of.
The Marriott in West Des Moines, Iowa seeks to elevate visitors’ travels with a seamless blend of high-tech and high-touch service. This includes elevating the visitor experience through renovations and building updates along with enhanced services such as complimentary shuttles and spacious guest rooms with pillowtop mattresses.Always looking to modernize and renew their spaces, the Marriott decided to renovate the main lobby, entrance areas, and common areas in 2018. Skold Door bid the project later that year, and were awarded the job. Work began in early 2020 with one of the main focal points being the lobby bar.
Jon Hapke, Estimator and Project Manager from Skold Door, knew he had the perfect product offering to take the bar—and the lobby as a whole— to new heights.
With custom wood baffles and stone/granite countertops specified, Hapke knew CornellCookson’s SteelWeave Metal Mesh Grille would be the perfect addition to make the bar a shining star.
“The custom wood ‘cloud’ drape (baffles) over the bar were the beginning of the classy aesthetic, and we wanted to match that with polished, high-end look while providing the necessary security to make it a showpiece bar area,” said Hapke.
The SteelWeave Grille complements the custom millwork above and behind the bar, coordinated closely with the carpenter to make sure the grille’s guiderails synced up to the millwork and accounted for the grille’s electrical components. The grille was also customized for the size of the carpenter’s cabinet and features the Tigris pattern for a fresh look and feel.
“This project was easy because CornellCookson is so focused on customer service. It’s simple to reach out to estimators, contact fulfillment coordinators, and after-sales service. Their answers to issues are timely and they keep their ship dates, keeping you informed as orders are processed. Their company is well-run and their communication is great,” stated Hapke.
A rolling work of art, CornellCookson’s SteelWeave Metal Mesh Grille provided the Marriot with an extremely customizable option: the woven pattern offers superior strength while still allowing airflow. Made of durable type-316 steel, the SteelWeave Grille allows the Marriott’s bar to soar among the clouds, a dream actualized in a space made for traveler relaxation.