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.
Located minutes away from Los Angeles International Airport and a short drive to the glitz and glamour of LA, the Hotel MdR DoubleTree by Hilton in Marina del Rey, California is the perfect hub location for both frequent and new travelers to sunny Southern California. Just steps from the beautiful marina, the hotel features a casual, yet modern design that perfectly captures that contemporary SoCal vibe.
A pitcher’s throw away from the home of the Boston Red Sox, the Residence Inn Boston Back Bay/Fenway strayed a bit from the typical Marriott brand standard and took a swing at incorporating some of that old Boston charm into their newly renovated suites. From the wall finishes and case goods down to the modern carpet motif, this stylish all-suite hotel is a love letter to Boston’s historic landmarks, beautiful scenery, and favorite pastime – baseball.
Located just three blocks from Venice Beach with easy access to many Los Angeles attractions, the Marina del Rey Marriott offers a location that is a perfect balance of relaxation and accessibility. Plus, its close proximity to both LAX International Airport and SoFi Stadium – host to the 2022 Superbowl – made it a popular destination for those traveling in February of 2022 to see the Los Angeles Rams play (and win) against the Cincinnati Bengals in Superbowl LVI.
Located in the heart of central Florida and situated amongst 500 acres of lush, tropical landscape, the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, offers a resort experience to be remembered. From poolside excitement at the water park to a round of golf on the award-winning course, the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes has something for everyone – most notably of which is the newly renovated, luxurious accommodations welcoming guests to relax and recharge after a day of fun in the sun.
A fresh and modern take on the quintessential coastal state-of-mind, the Hilton Bayfront San Diego, steps from the Gaslamp Quarter, delivers unparalleled views at every turn. Rising above the San Diego Bay, this signature resort incorporates both city and coastal elements, embracing everything Southern California has to offer.
At its best, hotel design has the ability to transform us to another time and place. From polished marble floors and sweeping staircases to funky sculptures and bright colors, when we cross the threshold into a hotel lobby, we are entering a new world. That first step into a hotel may be a guest’s first glimpse into what makes the surrounding area special. The increased demand for a more unique and tailored hotel experience has pushed even the largest hotel brands to break out of the old cookie cutter designs and embrace what the local community has to offer by incorporating the area’s “feel” into the design, architecture, artwork and even events at the property level.
Routines are starting to change… again. Children are going back to school, and some adults are going back to the office… at least for some of the time. Vaccination opportunities are widespread and we’re seeing signs of herd immunity in many communities. Restrictions are being lifted and people are beginning to think about traveling.
A day at a Continental Contractors worksite may shock you. There are so many tools, devices, and gadgets being used that you may not even know existed. But we are always on the lookout for the tools and processes that help us improve.
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