JABAL OMAR DEVELOPMENT COMPANY PROJECT - Makkah, Saudi Arabia
Equinox Hospitality is currently engaged by Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia as a consultant for this iconic project. This is a one-of-a-kind development consisting of 36 high-rise buildings representing 26 upscale hotel brands totaling 11,535 keys with multiple food & beverage facilities. The first five hotels of this project, a 637-room Conrad, a 797-room Hilton Convention Hotel, a 562-room Hilton Suites, a 744-room Hyatt Regency, and a 455-room Marriott; 3,195 rooms in all, are expected to open in 2013. The JODC project is the world's largest hotel development project. It is a well-known fact that this market earns the highest profits for the owners and the operators and has demonstrated being completely isolated from the world's economic woes.
The 26 brands will be represented by 11 major international hotel companies, including Hilton, Hyatt, and Marriott. The role of Equinox is to evaluate and recommend the appropriate brand for each hotel, negotiate letters of intent (LOIs) with the selected brands, negotiate management agreements, identify and engage the appropriate interior design firm for each hotel, along with providing furniture, fixtures & equipment (FF&E) procurement, as well as coordination assistance to the project management team.
CROWNE PLAZA ARLINGTON SUITES - Arlington, Texas
This project included the acquisition and conversion of an all-suites hotel in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex area. The hotel was acquired during a major economic downturn and subsequently renovated without using third party debt. The renovated hotel was reopened and within the first year of operation received the “Newcomer of the Year” award from the InterContinental Hotels Group in 2005. The Crowne Plaza Arlington Suites is now a top performer in the market as Equinox Hospitality continues to own and manage this property.
HILTON GARDEN INN DALLAS/ADDISON - Addison, Texas
This property was acquired by Equinox Hospitality in July 2013. Hilton Garden Inn Dallas/Addison is a top performer in the North Dallas market. The hotel is located on Dallas’ Restaurant Row and near the Galleria Mall and many corporate offices.
ALOHA BEACH HOTEL - Kauai, Hawaii
This beachfront resort was acquired and renovated in a joint venture with Lehman Brothers. Subsequent improvements included building 27 new cabana apartment units and now operates as one of the most successful properties in Kauai. Equinox Hospitality operated the hotel initially as a Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort and then as the Aloha Beach Resort Kauai.
WALNUT CREEK MARRIOTT & ATHLETIC CLUB - Walnut Creek, California
Development of a $35,000,000 combined hotel and athletic club. Responsibilities included feasibility analysis, plan development, and projections of project costs.
HYATT REGENCY SACRAMENTO - Sacramento, California
Development of a $55,000,000 mixed-use project containing a full-service convention hotel and merchandise mart. The development was a public-private venture with the City of Sacramento. Responsibilities included complete project management responsibilities from conception through completion. When a member of our team was engaged, initial project costs were $6,000,000 over budget, and the schedule was six months behind. The finished hotel came in on budget, and completed within the original schedule.
THE DAVENPORT HOTEL - Spokane, Washington
A $32,000,000 renovation of a historic landmark hotel. The project included the conversion of 400 rooms to a 284 room property with the addition of 6000 square feet of meeting space. Services provided by a member of our team included feasibility analysis, cost analysis, and project management during construction.
HILTON PLEASANTON AT THE CLUB - Pleasanton, California
The development of a $24,000,000 full-service Hilton hotel which was physically connected to the largest athletic club in Northern California. The hotel was developed in a joint venture with a major insurance company. Our team’s responsibilities included complete project development management and the management of day to day operations.
LAGUNA CLIFFS MARRIOTT RESORT & SPA - Dana Point, California
This environmentally sensitive ocean bluff hotel development was a $55,000,000 three hundred room hotel and spa project which was developed in a joint venture with a major Texas based financial institution. Our team’s responsibilities included complete project development and management of day to day operations.