Month: April 2018

QP to renovate the former Grand Hotel du Boulevard

Corinthia Bucharest

The former Grand Hotel du Boulevard, built in 1867 and located in the heart of Bucharest, Romania will join Corinthia Hotels’ family of luxury properties when it opens its doors on 1 December 2019 , Romania’s National Day.

The listed property was last used as a hotel over a decade ago and will now undergo refurbishment works under Corinthia Hotels’ brand standards.

The Grand Hotel du Boulevard is an iconic landmark property in the Romanian capital. Its lavish ground floor has already been restored to its original glory, boasting sumptuous interiors including a stunning gold and cobalt blue ballroom festooned with Venetian mirrors, gold foil details, blue-veined marble and Bohemian crystal chandeliers. Classed as a monument of Culture and Architecture by the Ministry of Culture, the Corinthia Grand Hotel du Boulevard Bucharest will offer in excess of 50 rooms and suites, exquisite dining, a grand ballroom, boutique meetings and luxury amenities. The four-storey building – one of the oldest hotels in the city – was designed by architect Alexandru Orascu (1817-1894), who was also responsible for the design of Bucharest University.

For many years at the heart of Bucharest’s social scene, the Hotel will regain its position at the forefront of the city’s luxury hospitality. Corinthia Hotels’ role will be that of operator under the terms of a management agreement signed on the 5 March, 2018 with owning company NIRO Investment Group. QP will support the developers with project management and cost management services. Works on the refurbishment are expected to commence in Q2 2018.

 

Exploring the latest LED lighting technologies

Product Launch

Over the last decade, the LED industry has experienced tremendous growth and change, with new applications, increasing efficiencies and lower costs throughout.  For the construction industry, this creates great opportunity.

In an effort to drive innovation and encourage the pursuit of new ideas, this month’s chosen focus for QP’s Think Tank  was LED lighting technologies.  The event was attended by members of the Building Services, Architecture and Interior Design disciplines who got to engage with the experts in the field to learn more about the latest LED technologies and establish how to best introduce them to their projects.  This collaboration with Deltalight, and their local representative Elektra, provided a platform to share experience and knowledge with all present.