IHG Renovation Of The Year Award

First Finish Project Wins Top IHG Renovation Honors

The Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport Wins IHG’s 2016 Renovation of the Year Award
The Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport - Lobby
The Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport Wins IHGs 2016 Renovation of the Year Award

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The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) recently announced that the Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport hotel in Herndon, Virginia won its prestigious Renovation of the Year award for 2016. With a broad portfolio consisting of nine hotel brands, IHG franchises, leases, manages, or owns more than 5,000 hotels in almost 100 countries around the world. Their renovation of the year award recognizes the successful completion of major modernization and renovation programs during the past year. 

Situated just three miles from Washington Dulles International Airport, the 28-week, multimillion-dollar renovation transformed the property to focus on functionality and efficiency for all business travelers, both international and domestic. The project was comprised of all 327 guest rooms, the lobby/lounge area, guest corridors, public restrooms, and included the addition of the Starbucks market. 

The renovation saw a dramatic increase to the size of the lobby in an effort to better accommodate guests. The expansive lobby includes a new business lounge space that is equipped with a tech-savvy communal table—complete with computers, printers, and a number of connectors and other capabilities. It also includes a double-sided fireplace nook, offering a cozy ambiance to the productive space. The Café features the newly built Starbucks market, further enhancing the corporate amenities offered. In the guest rooms, the renovation consisted of upgrades to the finishes and furnishings, which included a modernized case-piece package that added a work space with an additional roll-out desk. Each guest room also saw the inclusion of technological connectors, providing further accessibility for all travelers. Located on the Executive Club Level, the deluxe king guest rooms saw additional upgrades, including the installation of Bluetooth mirrors in every bathroom. Any guest staying on the club level also enjoy access to the newly renovated Executive Lounge. 

“First Finish takes great pride in the successful renovation and complete transformation this property experienced,” said David Burman, the president of First Finish, Inc. “Being recognized as IHG’s Renovation of the Year is a true testament to the dedication in exceeding expectations by the entire team. It was a true pleasure collaborating with William Conway of SharCon Management in achieving his vision.” 

As part of the IHG global portfolio, the Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts brand is a dynamic upscale hotel brand with more than 400 locations around the world. The Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport hotel was established in 1987 and has since been a top choice for guests traveling through Washington Dulles International Airport. For more information about the Crowne Plaza Dulles Airport hotel or to make reservations, please visit the hotel’s website at http://www.cpdulles.com. 


Based in Columbia, Maryland, First Finish, Inc. is a full-service general contractor specializing in the successful delivery of fast-track hospitality renovations nationwide and in the Caribbean. First Finish manages every aspect of a hotel renovation project—from due diligence pricing, preconstruction, model room development, material selection input and sourcing to construction, interior finishes, and installing FF&E. For more information, please visit www.firstfinish.net and follow us on LinkedIn

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