Portfolio 2017-11-06T21:06:59+00:00

Current & Past Select Projects


Crowne Plaza Arlington

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 is now a top performer in the market.


Jabal Omar Development Company Project

Equinox has been engaged by Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC) in Makkah, Saudi Arabia as a consultant, adviser, and asset manager 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. 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. Read More


Aloha Beach Resort

This beachfront resort was acquired and renovated in a joint venture with Lehman Brothers. Subsequent improvements included building 27 new cabana apartment units. Equinox Hospitality operated the hotel initially as a Holiday Inn Sunspree Resort and then as the Aloha Beach Resort Kauai.


Hyatt Regency Sacramento

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

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

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.