Ward Hotel renovation will include boutique guest rooms, retail space
An interior renovation has begun at The Ward Plaza & Hotel downtown, according to a press release from Aberdeen Development Corp.
A historic icon on Aberdeen’s High Street since 1894, The Ward originally had 90 hotel rooms.
The renovation will involve a redesign of the first and second floors. The first floor will receive a facelift, including a brand new updated look for Roma’s Restaurante. Roma’s dining room will move to the northwest corner of the first floor and expand significantly. This project will include a new bar, more seating for customers and an updated overall look.
The first floor will also include restrooms and an updated look paying homage to The Ward’s history. Two retail spaces will also be featured on the first floor, according to the statement.
The second floor will house a boutique hotel
The second floor renovation will see the Ward return to its roots by housing a new boutique hotel. The new rooms and suites will be modernized while respecting the building’s history, according to the statement.
When complete, The Ward Hotel & Plaza will have 18 rooms and suites. The work is scheduled for December.
In 2004, a renovation was completed which saw the third through sixth floors converted into condominiums. In 2017, the second floor ballroom was closed and turned into office space for the previous owner.
No information on the cost of the renovation or the financing was available before the bank holiday weekend.