Reno Contracting reports that it will begin a $1.3-million renovation at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina in San Diego.

The project as designed by Thompson, Ventulett, Stainback & Associates Inc. encompasses the remodel of ballrooms, meeting rooms and pre-function space within the lobby and foyer level of the North Tower, as well as updated LED lighting to increase energy efficiency.

Initial work involves renovation of the hotel�s elevator lobbies, which is taking place through Dec. 31. The second phase of the project is planned for April through June 2011.

Enhanced functionality and ambience, energy efficiency and upgrades of materials are planned as part of the renovation. The work will consist of removing and replacing all wall finishes along with the installation of new wood base, crown mold, paint and the removal and replacement of wall covering throughout the meeting and event areas. Additionally all of the doors and hardware will be removed and replaced, along with refinishing of the door frames to match the new wall and floor color schemes. Upgraded carpeting will be installed, and cabinets in all of the meeting rooms will receive new doors and re-facing to create an updated look to match all of the other finishes being replaced.

The elevator forays will receive built in wall niches with imported Italian Mosaic Glass Tile and LED accent lighting including 3Form materials. The area also will boast all new wall covering and recessed wood base in place of the existing wood panels along with updated wall and overhead architectural lighting.

Lighting is being upgraded to LED as part of the master plan to enhance energy conservation within the existing facilty. The project also includes updating audio visual components including speakers, controllers, panels and cabling to enhance the functionality of the spaces.

�Extensive knowledge of all types of commercial and industrial construction is helping Reno deliver comprehensive solutions to customers like hospitality leader San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina,� says Reno President Walt Fegley. �Reno is particularly pleased to be working on a renovation project that includes increased energy efficiency along with the many upgrades designed to enhance the design and functionality of the space.�