Serving the Rubicon Companies and Davis Companies, B&F managed a $16M revitalization of the hotel's lobby, guestroom, and event spaces.
We closely managed the team through the design process to ensure the visions of the Owner, the Designers, and the Hilton brand were incorporated into a product that satisfied everyone and stayed within the budget. This included numerous product mock-ups and two fully completed model rooms approved prior to the start of construction.
As design continued to evolve, Ownership sought assurance their budgets could be maintained. In 2016, they retained B&F’s Cost Estimators to prepare a 100% DD cost estimate. The estimate included hard costs and FF&E for all guestrooms, public spaces, and amenity spaces. This estimate became a critical tool for timing and pricing strategies.
B&F helped facilitate the agreement by all parties to hard bid the guestrooms and corridors package. B&F also managed a separate qualifications-based CM selection process for the restaurant and public spaces, due to the complexity and specialty of the scope. The use of two builders ultimately led the project to success.
Creating a new F&B experience on the ground floor included new under-slab infrastructure, proper exhaust from the new kitchen within a 170’ atrium, and a new outdoor patio that encroached on nearby wetlands. B&F led the approvals, design, procurement, construction, and installation processes by facilitating clear lines of communication.
Throughout the renovation, B&F created, vetted, and shared schedules with all parties to mitigate impact to paying guests. We were heavily involved in displacement strategies, work scopes, and "noisy" work hours for construction in the lobby and guestrooms. Guest complaints were minimal, and the hotel kept high grades during visits from Hilton.
"B&F is like an extension of our staff. They skillfully led the team from design through construction closeout, protecting our investment and delivering a high quality product for our guests."
Mark Gordon, Founder, The Rubicon Companies
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