The Distrikt Hotel has reinvigorated the historic Salvation Army building, combining a bright, voluminous lobby, 185 guest rooms, a chef-driven restaurant (Or, The Whale), and a lively cocktail bar (Evangeline). Adapting this 9-story Neo-Gothic structure as a multifaceted boutique hotel meant navigating countless unforeseen conditions and hidden spaces. What was once the chapel became the lobby, where the stage now features casual seating and a green wall and a cocktail bar perches on the mezzanine. Downstairs, the former gymnasium has become the restaurant, a nautical dining experience energized by an expo kitchen and a soaring rope installation. Maintaining original features throughout the building, such as interior woodwork and limestone on the facade, helped garner Historic Tax Credits, while the addition of a rooftop lounge scored coveted views of downtown and the Monongahela River.