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Renovation Update

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We are pleased to announce that The Cardinal Hotel is about to embark on renovations that will assure your comfort as our guest for years to come. You have reserved a room with us while some of the renovation work will be taking place, and we have made every effort to isolate this work and minimize any disruptions to your stay with us. However, there will be noise during the day, and we have outlined below the dates and nature of the projected construction and are writing to you now in case you wish to change your reservation. Thank you very much for your patience and consideration as we continue to work to improve your experience as our guest, and please contact us if you have any questions.

We will begin the installation of new guest room doors with an electronic locking system on Nov. 6 and the installation of a new roof on Nov. 20. Below are the timelines and a brief description of each project.

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New Guest Room Doors with Electronic Locking

(Estimated timeline Nov. 6 - Dec. 15 (no work from Nov. 20 to 24)

We are looking forward to this significant upgrade, although we will truly miss our original keys. The new doors, transoms and locking system will not only enhance the general look and feel of our hallways, but also diminish the light and noise transference from the hallways to the guest rooms and improve security. In 2018, we plan to offer mobile check in, check out, and key room entry.

The contractor, Midglen Studios, are also experienced and want to minimize any disruption for our guests and housekeeping staff. This project will occur in four phases, and in each phase a section of the hotel will be closed to reduce the noise.

New Roof

(Estimated timeline Dec. 4 - Jan. 15)

After last year’s heavy rains, we decided to install a new roof on the hotel. The contractor, Ben’s Roofing, are experienced and well aware of the issues involved with working on an occupied and operational hotel.

On Dec. 4, a scaffold to access the edge of the roof will be erected on Hamilton Ave. to the left of the main hotel entrance . A debris chute will be attached to the scaffold, and debris will be dropped inside the chute that will be lead into a dumpster. There will be loud noise during this demolition phase which will begin on Dec. 11. The scaffold will be in place for approximately 3-4 weeks.

A crane will be scheduled on certain days to load roofing materials and equipment at the beginning of the project and to off load equipment at the end. (We do not know the exact days as yet.)

During the installation of the roof system, there will also be noticeable sounds of drilling and of a generator which will power the equipment.

General Information:

• A great deal of activity will occur around the building during this process, along with construction noise.
• A scaffold will be erected on Hamilton to the left of the main hotel entrance to access the edge of the roof. A debris chute will be attached to the scaffold. Debris will be dropped inside the chute that will be lead into a dumpster. When the debris hits the dumpster, it will create a loud noise. There is nothing we can install to suppress the noise. Unfortunately, it is a part of the construction/demolition process. The scaffolding is expected to be in place until Jan. 4th.
• Please use caution at all locations where roofing work is being performed. Observe all signs, fences, and barriers.
• A crane will be scheduled to load all roofing materials at the beginning of the project. A crane will also be used to off load any equipment as well. (To be updated with exact dates as we know them)
• During the installation of the roof system, everyone can expect to hear some drilling and a generator that is to power the 220v tools needed to install the new roofing system.
• The demolition process will be louder and the installation process will be quieter.
• Once the demolition has been completed, the generator will be the loudest part of the project.

The project will occur in four separate phases and during each of these, a section of the hotel will be closed. Work will be contained in that section in an effort to minimize noise and inconvenience for guests and housekeeping staff.

The removal of the doors will be the noisiest part of the project in each phase. The installation of the doors and trim will be much less noisy.

Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you very much for your patience and consideration as we continue to work to improve your experience as our guest. 

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