In its heyday the 14-story Prince George Hotel in Manhattan was a favorite among society and the first hotel to have private bathrooms in each unit. By the 1970s the hotel had fallen on hard times. After it sat empty for many years, the Prince George was purchased by Common Ground Community, a ground-breaking not-for- profit organization dedicated to restoring dignity and livelihoods to the homeless. Restoration experts Beyer Blinder Belle were brought in to oversee the restoration of the public rooms and renovation of the hotel to residential units. With help from organizations like the Preservation League of New York State and New York Landmarks Conservancy, the Prince George became home to 416 efficiency apartments for low-income workers, as well as special needs residents. Lilker Associates designed all MEP/FP systems for this gut renovation and conversion.