Monica Plata

Monica Plata

Pasadena, CA, US


Hotel Normandie Restoration

Project Description:

Restoration of a historically significant 4-story, 50,000 sf building.  Included restoration and sensitively altering 95 guestrooms, commercial spaces, lobby, common spaces, and ballroom, with the addition of a new rooftop deck and restaurant. 


  • Served as the owner’s representative, designer, interior designer, and assisted in the construction administration of a 50,000 sf building on the National Registry of Historic places.  
  • Space planning of 95 guest rooms to maximize space and update to meet code requirements
  • Generated architectural supplemental instructions and details as needed
  • Organized scheduling and purchasing of equipment and fixtures to meet deadlines for staggered levels of completion to accelerate guest rooms coming to market
  • Managed over 20 vendors and specialized consultants in sourcing FF&E and fixtures, led negotiations and coordination
  • Oversaw and maintained continuous communication with a base construction crew of 6 people.
  • Responsible for design and purchasing of FF&E to meet the owner’s design goals. For areas including guestrooms, lobby and common spaces including hallways, restrooms, conference rooms and meeting rooms with a budget of $550k.  
  • Researched and compiled a new list of vendors and manufacturers for hospitality products
  • Designed the custom cabinetry and led the selection of bathroom and light fixtures  
  • Authorized work by tradesmen for finishes and custom designed pieces
  • Acted as liaison for art direction of the public spaces and guestrooms, between the owner and photographer  
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Status: Built
Location: Los Angeles, CA, US
My Role: Project manager, interior designer, construction administrator