The annual ENR Regional Best Projects 2018 Awards honor the nation’s best projects as determined by three panels of judges, all industry leaders in design and construction. Weeks of scoring and discussion involve detailed analysis of the candidates on their contributions to industry and community, innovation in design, safety and construction quality and the strength of their teamwork and leadership in overcoming challenges.
The project received an Award of Merit in the Residential/Hospitality category. Situated at the intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica Boulevards, the hotel shares property with the famed Beverly Hilton Hotel. The general contractor, MATT Construction, collaborated with Gensler, Pierre-Yves Rochon and Perkins + Will to bring to life interior and exterior designs that would exemplify the sumptuous style and elegance that befits the Waldorf name. The jobsite team took special care to conduct the ambitious construction process with minimal interference to the Hilton and its ongoing events, such as the Golden Globe Awards. The new 394,000 square foot hotel is a study in luxury and classic Hollywood glamour designed in the California Streamline Moderne style. With a LEED Gold rating, the structure exhibits some of the highest standards in sustainability, including responsibly sourced materials and energy efficient design, making the Waldorf Astoria Hotel a leader in 21st century hospitality.