In December, Continental Contractors wrapped up our 2023 Whole Health Initiative with a company-wide nutrition webinar. And, while it may seem odd to host an event centered around nutrition during the holidays, it is a crucial component of our team members’ lives given the nature of our business – frequent travel, extended periods away from home, and the absence of personal kitchens. In this digital age, navigating the constant barrage of conflicting dietary advice is challenging. From “eat this, not that,” to claims about foods for longevity, the overwhelming directives often prioritize profit over genuine health considerations – emphasizing once again, the cornerstone to achieving good nutrition is knowledge. Understanding the intricacies of healthy eating is paramount, especially in an era saturated with often conflicting information and messages.
One of the newest additions to Marriott International’s Autograph Collection Hotels, The Jay San Francisco, is located in the middle of the city’s most iconic downtown neighborhoods, with close proximity to many popular attractions like Fisherman’s Wharf, Chinatown, the Embarcadero, Union Square, Golden Gate Bridge, and more. And, as if that wasn’t reason enough to stay in this newly renovated gem, each room features strategically placed, floor-to-ceiling angled windows inviting natural light in while offering breathtaking views of the Bay, historic Coit Tower, and the beautiful downtown skyline.
Continental Contractors has been celebrating 20 years in business this year, and Pete has spent 31 years in the hospitality renovation industry. And, while it may be easy to use numbers to illustrate our/Continental’s progress – close to 700 projects working across the United States into the Caribbean, 20 years in business with multiple offices across the country, over 100,000 guestrooms renovated, and more than $1 billion dollars in revenue – that’s not necessarily how we measure our success as a company. For all of those years our core values of humility, integrity, and heart have led the way.
November is National Gratitude Month, which offers us the opportunity to reflect on the causes we’ve had the good fortune of supporting throughout 2023. As we round out our 20th anniversary year, we are humbled by the opportunities, assistance, and wisdom we have gained along the way. We feel extremely grateful to be able to help our community when we can and we look forward to continuing this practice into the new year.
Recognized as a “luxurious mountain lodge in the heart of the American West” on its website, the Four Seasons Jackson Hole is beautifully rustic, quite the opposite of plain. This five-star resort sits nestled in one of Wyoming’s most beautiful valleys, surrounded by breathtaking mountain views and in close proximity to Grand Teton National Park.
It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway through the year, and halfway through our 2023 Whole Health Initiative program. Each fiscal quarter we focus on an important area of health – mental health, financial health, physical health, and the communities we serve – providing resources, training, and a safe space for open conversations about each topic with the purpose of better serving our Continental Contractor team and their families. Quarter One’s focus was on mental health – and we invite you to read the recap of the very moving and informative education we all received in the “Safety Under the Hard Hat” post on our blog.
Situated in the beautiful coastal landscape of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the Sea Crest Beach Hotel sits atop the sands of Old Silver Beach in Old Falmouth.The property’s serene location, coupled with the charm and history of the property, sets the stage for relaxation, romance, and family traditions to be enjoyed year after year.
This year, 2023, marks Continental’s 20th year in the hotel renovation industry. We feel so fortunate to have grown our business into the company that we are today, and we know we have only made it this far because of the countless number of great people who worked beside us along the way. We’ll be taking small moments throughout the year to remember and celebrate this milestone, and we hope you’ll celebrate with us. As a kickoff to our celebration, Continental COO Renee Bagshaw interviewed company President and CEO Pete Welch on what he’s learned over the last 20 years – and what he’s looking forward to for the future.
For years, the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina has stood out as one of the more eye-catching buildings among the San Diego downtown skyline. Why? The two signature towers of the hotel – the north and south towers – resemble the hull of a boat and sail, reminiscent of those that line the private marina in which it sits. It was also the perfect inspiration for the hotel’s recent renovation. Located in the heart of the San Diego Bay, the beautiful waterfront views of the hotel and the contemporary coastal sophistication of its surroundings inspired the reimagined design of the luxurious Marriott Marquis San Diego, completed by Continental Contractors in March 2023.
Last month, as a part of Continental Contractors’ Whole Health Initiative, we welcomed Greg Sizemore to our Annapolis office to discuss “Safety Under the Hardhat: Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry.” Speaking to our Annapolis team in person, and our field teams and remote offices virtually, Greg not only provided us with a better understanding of the mental health crisis within the construction industry but also provided actionable steps we can take immediately to look out for each other. Representing the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP), Greg’s industry knowledge, personal stories, and passion for the topic made his presentation relevant and moving, and we were incredibly honored to be able to host him for the day.