Construction on the Clermont Hotel is progressing, as new windows are put in place and interior demolition continues.
The transformation of the rundown 1920s hotel has been a long time coming, with plans first revealed more than three years ago. Closed since 2009, the building is requiring everything short of total demolition to make it into a boutique hotel.
Since the beginning of the year, the iconic Clermont Lounge in the building’s basement has been closed to allow for construction. While messages from early June on Facebook and Twitter indicated that a reopening of the Lounge was “getting close,” there’s still no definitive date for its reemergence.
Meanwhile, construction on the 88,000-square-foot hotel will likely take at least another year, as the dilapidated building is tricked out with well-appointed hotel rooms, a rooftop bar, and a restaurant.
Everything from the old neon sign in the parking lot to the rooftop tower has been removed in order to be restored to its former glory.
But with new windows, designed to look like the former ones, interior construction can finally move forward at full speed.