The 142-room AC hotel in downtown Oklahoma City is rising quickly and when the job is complete, they mean finished.
Crews are lifting modular hotel rooms - complete with desks, beds, lamps, bathrooms and artwork - into place atop a one-story steel base that is the hotel's main floor. The hotel is located next to the Hyatt Hotel on Russell Perry Avenue, which is being built the traditional way - floor by floor, room by room. The modules have been delivered by truck from Guerdon Modular Buildings in Boise, Idaho. Guerdon started building the rooms last summer.
This is the first use of modular units in Oklahoma City. The hotels are part of the Bricktown redevelopment that will include a new concert venue, apartments and 26,000 square feet of retail space. The project is being developed by NewcrestImage Hotels and plans to open next year.