Renaissance Hotel – Mayfair

Project Type Hospitality
Customer HKS Holdings, contractor C.D. Smith, architect Kahler Slater, Marriot
 Scope Uihlein Electric was contracted to join the team responsible for remodeling an 11 story office building into a new 12 story Renaissance Hotel. Located on the northeast corner of N. Mayfair Road and W. North Avenue, the Marriott property houses 196 rooms, a bar/restaurant, and a grand ballroom. Uihlein’s role provided design-build electrical and data cabling construction for the project. Working closely with developer HKS Holdings, contractor C.D. Smith, and architect Kahler Slater, the work Uihlein performed included standard and emergency power systems; installation of interior and exterior lighting, lighting controls, fire alarm system; commercial amenities, and technology systems. The hotel is outfitted with energy-efficient lighting and a control systems package that delivers both serene ambiance and custom climate control, while also serving to reduce costs associated with facility system maintenance.

Design-Build /Construction

  • BIM modeling construction
  • Pre-fabrication panel design


  • Designs/load calculations for power to routine and emergency systems
  • Coordination study
  • System generator with life safety and optional standby capabilities
  • Arc fault and GFCI code-compliant design


  • Designs / hospitality-required lighting
  • Designs/code compliant egress lighting

Lighting Controls

  • Design of total system – use of dimming option
    • Dali
    • 0-10 volt
    • ELV controls
  • Energy-savings systems design, meeting energy codes for
    • Room key cards
    • Daylight sensors
    • Motion sensors

Fire Alarm System

  • High-rise design-build
  • 2-way radio communication
  • Code-compliant system for hearing impaired

Fire Pump

  • Main service line-side connection
  • Transfer switch with generator back up connection
  • Fire alarm monitoring system

Commercial Amenities

  • Commercial kitchen appliance electrical install
  • Bar/restaurant appliance electrical install
  • Event and Ball Room system wiring and switch boxes

Exterior Lighting Design

  • Pole lights
  • Bollards
  • Ground accent lighting
  • Building accent lighting


  • Speakers for music and paging
  • Voice data cabling
  • Access control systems
  • Intercom systems
  • Radio repeater
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