Hotel Monaco Remodel and Seismic Upgrade

Hotel Monaco Remodel and Seismic Upgrade

Salt Lake City, Utah
Structrual Team
Collaborators
David Architecture, PC
Completed
1999
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Constructed in 1922, the former Continental Bank Building is a notable landmark in Salt Lake City. Transformed into a luxury boutique hotel, the Monaco now features 225 guest rooms, including four levels of presidential suites, a rave-reviewed restaurant, retail space, and 5,500 sq ft of meeting space. Reaveley completed the structural design for the remodel and seismic upgrade of the 14-story historic structure conversion. The owner desired a least-cost seismic upgrade to provide a “life safety” level of performance. However, the remodel’s intended occupancy meant a higher seismic risk category. Salt Lake City required a seismic upgrade to a force level of 75% of the UBC minimum forces for zone 3. The seismic design of the building was designed to comply with the 75% of UBC zone 3 forces and also 100% of the FEMA 273 criteria. Reaveley helped achieve these compliance mandates while maintaining the building’s charm. Upon completion, the Monaco Hotel was listed on the National Register of Historic Places—and it continues to be listed among the best-ranked hotels in Utah.

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