Cleveland Construction, Inc. is currently providing construction management services for an existing 5-story historic theater, including a 5-story addition to the theater that incorporates a main lobby, concessions, a lounge, and office and event space. In addition, a new 27-story Intercontinental Hotel will be constructed atop the theater that will include 274 suites, meeting rooms, a sky lobby, a ballroom, and rooftop bar/restaurant upon completion.
The Carolina Theatre opened in 1927 and was once Charlotte’s grand theater. Since its closing in 1978, the building has sat vacant and deteriorating. The new 274-room InterContinental hotel tower will be built over the restored and expanded theater, with the façade incorporated into a new lobby behind a new “jewel box” exterior. This will be the first InterContinental hotel in Charlotte. This 5-star hotel will target “international luxury travel,” and currently operates in key cities around the world.
Interior demolition and abatement within the existing theater began in January 2018 and the new tower broke ground in summer 2018. The project is slated for completion in 2020.