The enlargement, renovation and restoration of the Manoir Richelieu, dating back to 1929, and the enlargement of the popular Charlevoix Casino, first opened in June 1994, represented a total investment of $140 M.
As Construction Manager, Pomerleau ensured that the complex’s heritage cachet was carefully preserved, that the Casino remained fully operational, that all the work performed was of the highest quality and that the project was delivered within budget and on time.
By May 1999, the Pomerleau team had:
- Expanded the 2,800 m2 Charlevoix Casino to 6,100 m2.
- Increased guest accommodations from 377 rooms and suites to 405.
- Constructed a building with a ballroom that seats 1,000 and links the Manoir to the conference centre.
- Renovated all existing guest accommodations, 3 restaurants, kitchens, cafeteria, conference centre, 12 meeting rooms, and public and maintenance areas, including the garage for 100 snowmobiles and stable for 10 horses.
- Installed the latest lighting and camera surveillance systems and renovated the electromechanical systems, installing new air-conditioning and sprinklers throughout the complex. A sophisticated computer program centrally controls the systems.
- Renovated the spa and added saunas.
- Constructed an ultramodern sports centre, including a whirlpool, wading pool, swimming pool and outdoor salt- water pool.
- Rebuilt the parking facilities to accommodate 1,100 vehicles. This included constructing a tiered 350-space parking facility in concrete for the Casino and 150-space indoor parking for the conference centre.
- Completed the improvements to the golf course and clubhouse.
- Completed the landscaping.
The hotel reopened in June 1999, as scheduled.