Center City Philadelphia, PA

Hyatt Centric

B&F provided full Project Management services for the construction of a new 13-story, 224,000-square-foot hotel with 332 guestrooms, a restaurant, bar, fitness center, meeting and event spaces, and a green roof.

OwnerHyatt Hotels
Project TypeNew Construction
Construction Cost$81M
Project Size332 Guestrooms
ArchitectDAS Architects
DesignerCreme Jun Aizaki Architecture & Design
BuilderClemens Construction Company

From Demolition to a Vibrant New Hotel

Cost Estimate

Our work with Hyatt began as a Cost Estimating assignment. When initial estimates came in over budget, Hyatt turned to B&F for an independent cost estimate. Our team identified cost savings and proposed structural solutions, such as switching to a concrete plank structure instead of a composite deck.

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GMP Buy-Out

While creating the GMP contract, we attended de-scoping meetings for all the major trades to identify competition at the subcontractor level without scope gaps or hidden contingencies. We found a local metal subcontractor for our client, saving hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Change Order Review

Excavation exposed an unexpected condition relating to the wall of an adjacent structure. The trade partner requested $160,000 to alter the underpinning design; however, following an analysis by B&F using the contractor's numbers, we arrived at a change order close to $10,000.

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Overcoming a Pandemic Shutdown

On March 13, 2020, the Governor of Pennsylvania shut down construction projects. We worked with the contractor to make sure the project site was secure while helping Hyatt to get a waiver from the Pennsylvania State Government so that construction could proceed safely.

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Client Testimonial

“Becker & Frondorf did a tremendous job managing this project and driving it home to opening. The hotel opening certainly would not have happened if not for B&F. I truly enjoyed working with the B&F Team, they are true professionals and I count them as lifelong colleagues. They made our job easy knowing that B&F was overseeing everything and providing ‘the boots on the ground.’"

Brad Marman, Vice President of Construction & Project Management, Hyatt

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