Lexington Marriot City Center
Size: Approx. 400,000 SF
Location: Lexington, KY
NTI Client: Rabun Architects
Scope: IT, AV, Security
The City Center Lexington has the goal to enhance the lives of their customers by creating unsurpassed vacation and leisure experiences no matter if they’re conference goers, hotel guests, wedding parties, or residents.
City Center in Lexington, Kentucky, opened in January 2020. It's a mixed-use development that cost 11 years and $220M to finish. It includes a dual-brand Marriott & Residence Inn hotel with 337 guestrooms, 75 apartments on top of an office tower, and below-grade parking. The City Center also has 7,000 SF of retail. The development area totals over 400,000 GSF.
The Greatroom is located on the main floor and includes a restaurant, bar, outdoor seating, and a 3-meal display kitchen. The M Club is a private lounge for Elite members with a restaurant, bar, wine dispenser, and more. The ballroom holds over 300 people and overlooks the City Center's courtyard. The Residence Inn has the Infinity Skybar and rooftop Cafe. Infinity has glass walls and includes a retractable roof. There is a glassed-in walkway that connects the rooftop pool so guests can pass through.
Cabling Design - We designed the cabling systems, including horizontal and vertical cabling, pathways, cable management, IDF, MDF, and equipment room layouts and outlet details. The cabling supports voice and data (POS, PMS, Admin LAN, wireless and hardwired internet) services. We showed conduit and back box requirements for the MEP documents.
MATV/CATV - Coordinated with the television service vendor and Architect to identify all cabling, junction boxes, TV locations, splitters, taps, and amplifiers for the MATV/CATV. We provided layout details for the head-end room and performance specifications for the MATV system. Using the performance specs, the cabling vendor can design, install and certify the MATV infrastructure per the vendor requirements.
Security - We designed the security systems, including closed-circuit security cameras, monitors, duress alarms, door contact alarms, alarm control panels, keypads, and motion detectors. We incorporated owner device locations as part of the Construction Documents after review and sign-off by the owner and operator.
Audio Visual - Delivered construction documents and specifications for the AV systems following brand standards and client direction Our design addressed all audio visual content components in public access areas. We included all speakers, cabling, AV wall plates, input sources, amplifiers, junction boxes, conduit, and infrastructure for meeting rooms and the F&B areas.