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 design process to ensure the visions of the owner, designers, and the Hilton brand were incorporated into a solution that satisfied everyone and stayed within budget. The design phase included numerous product mock-ups and two fully completed model rooms approved prior to the start of construction.
As designs continued to evolve, ownership sought assurance their budgets could be maintained. They retained B&F’s Cost Estimators to prepare an independent 100% DD cost estimate. The estimate included hard costs and FF&E for all guestrooms, public spaces, and amenity spaces. It became a critical tool driving timing and pricing strategies.
We helped to facilitate an 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 specialized scope. The use of two builders, coordinated by our team, ultimately led the project to success.
Creating a new food and beverage experience on the ground floor required 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 design, approvals, 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 the impact to paying guests. We were heavily involved in displacement strategies, work scopes, and during potentially noisy construction in the lobby and guestrooms. Guest complaints were minimal, and the hotel maintained 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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