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Should I Stay or Should I Go? The Pros & Cons of Keeping a Hotel Open During Renovation

Cicero's Development Corporation | June 11, 2019

PLAINFIELD, IL, JUNE 11, 2019 -- Renovating an existing hotel is all about time and money. That's why it is essential to plan ahead for the challenges—and costs—a renovation can pose. If you are a hotel owner or operator, balancing the need for cash with your renovation objectives is one of those challenges, bringing to the forefront the most crucial decision made during renovation planning: "Should we keep the hotel open or should we close?" The answer lies in the scope of the project plus any role seasonality plays in the business. On one side of the ledger, closing a hotel makes good sense. It allows for a far broader scope so th...

White Lodging Names Thomas Hoffmann Dual General Manager at The Otis Hotel and AC Hotel Austin

Autograph Collection Hotels | March 12, 2019

MERRILLVILLE, IN (March 13, 2019) – White Lodging has named Thomas Hoffmann the dual general manager at The Otis Hotel and AC Hotel in Austin, Texas. Hoffmann brings more than 20 years of hospitality experience, and his distinguished career has encompassed roles in six countries and three continents. Most recently, he served as opening general manager of the first Autograph Collection hotel in Alabama, the Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook in Birmingham. "My goal in this role is will be to establish The Otis Hotel and AC Hotel as the most unique, exciting and highly successful properties in the Austin market," said Hoffmann. "I ...

Epelboim Development Group and IHG Complete the EVEN® Hotel Miami Airport Project

Epelboim Development Group (EDG) | January 7, 2019

Miami-based Epelboim Development Group (EDG), in conjunction with InterContinental Group Hotels (IHG), is proud to announce the completion of its newest project: EVEN® Hotel Miami Airport. EVEN® Hotels, part of IHG's premier lifestyle hotel brand, offers guests a unique wellness and relaxation experience through its exclusive "Eat Well, Rest Easy, Keep Active and Accomplish More" initiative. From in-room trainers, mounted fitness walls, resistance bands and exercise balls, to yoga mats and blocks, 18+ On-Demand fitness videos, beds with built-in "mood lighting," ergonomic workstations and more—all in its 190 guest rooms&md...

Turnberry Isle Miami to Debut Winter 2019 as JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa

JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa | January 7, 2019

Aventura, FL – January 7, 2019 – Marriott International, Inc. and Turnberry Associates today announced that Turnberry Isle Miami, Autograph Collection will emerge as JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa . The reimagined hotel features a brand-new 16-story Orchid Tower comprised of 325 spacious guest rooms, doubling the resort's occupancy to 685 rooms. JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa includes a renovated hotel entrance and lobby which will house Soff's, a welcoming lobby bar named for Aventura's visionary founder Don Soffer. "We are delighted to introduce JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa ...

One Hotel’s Trash Is Another One’s Treasure: How to Discard Old Furniture During a Renovation

Cicero's Development Corporation | October 9, 2018

Prevent used FF&E from being tossed in a landfill PLAINFIELD, IL, OCTOBER 9, 2018 -- In early 2012, the hotel renovation industry began its recovery, led by construction booms in major cities and rising occupancy rates at hotels across the nation. In the years since, thousands of hotel rooms, lobbies and restaurants have been renovated with gleaming bathroom fixtures, fresh carpeting and plush pillow-top mattresses. When hotels redecorate or upgrade they replace older furniture, fixtures and equipment (FF&E) with new items. So, you may ask, what does a hotel undergoing a renovation do with 200 bedding sets and televisions? Or 45...

Renovating Your Commercial Property? Don’t Forget the Parking Lot!

Cicero's Development Corporation | August 29, 2018

PLAINFIELD, IL, AUGUST 29, 2018 -- Whether you run a retail mall, office building or a hotel franchise, parking lots greet your guests before you do. They are the first chance for your guests to experience your brand of hospitality, and they are your last chance to leave a lasting impression as they head home. So if you are planning a renovation of your property don't forget to include your parking lot. Parking lots receive their fair share of traffic. It is inevitable that these lots will endure wear and tear as time progresses. Here are four very common problems that occur: Potholes: Potholes are a common type of damage. They are ...

Time is of the Essence: The Importance of Scheduling in the Commercial Property Renovation Process

Cicero's Development Corporation | January 4, 2018

PLAINFIELD,IL, JANUARY 4, 2018 -- One of the most crucial and sometimes overlooked aspects of a successful renovation project is scheduling. There have been instances where contractors have made a seemingly conscious decision to by-pass this important task not wanting to devote the time and resources that it takes to develop a realistic schedule, only to find themselves caught in the midst of chaos as a result of unforeseen obstacles and unable to properly recover as the project takes its course. Scheduling is developed not only as a means to gauge the progression of the project, but it helps eliminate or reduce project miscues, making ...


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