Westin Hotels & Resorts


Shambaugh & Son. L.P.


Westin Hotels & Resorts

Services Provided

  • Fire Protection
Nighttime exterior view of the Westin Hotel in downtown Detriot

Value Delivered

A fresh, creative approach to value engineering and construction cost control was required to make the ambitious renovation of the historic Westin Book Cadillac Hotel a reality. We were selected for our expertise in fire protection solutions.

Clients Objectives

Westin Hotels & Resorts remodeled a historic Detroit landmark into the 455-room Westin Book Cadillac Hotel with eight floors of condominiums, numerous ballrooms, meeting rooms, restaurants, and a fitness center. They needed top-notch fire protection systems to safeguard their total building investment.


Shambaugh designed, fabricated, and installed complete fire protection including:

  • 37 wet automatic sprinkler systems
  • Dry pipe sprinkler system
  • Multiple-zone standpipe system
  • 6,000 sprinkler heads
  • Nine miles of sprinkler pipe
  • Electric fire pump (1,500 gpm)

Client Background

The Westin Book Cadillac Hotel is a multi-award-winning project, including the state of Michigan’s Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation and the Aon Build America Award in the Building Renovation category.