Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, the DoubleTree by Hilton, North Redington Beach Resort is a prime tourist destination, conveniently situated on the sandy shores of Florida between Clearwater Beach and St. Pete Beach near Tampa. The property’s semi-private beach access, cabanas, outdoor pool, and tiki bar offer a relaxing retreat from the grind of daily life, while the abundance of ocean sports and activities provides fun experiences for visiting guests.

Continental Contractors meticulously managed and executed a four-month renovation at the DoubleTree North Redington in the fall of 2023, after the summer tourist season had subsided. The extensive transformation included several public space areas and 125 guestrooms. The hotel’s Presidential Suite received special attention with the addition of new luxury vinyl tile in the entry, beautiful millwork stone features, and a sleek, barn-door style slider for the bathroom. 

Public spaces like the fitness room and meeting areas were revitalized with updated amenities, fresh features, and new stone throughout the six floor resort. Guestroom baths all received new vanities and tops, as well as plumbing fixtures and accessories, and fifty percent of tubs were converted to showers to elevate the guest experience.


While the renovation itself was pretty straightforward, the success of the job hinged on the execution of the details in the design. “There were a lot of design elements that required meticulous attention to detail during their installation,” said Project Manager Robert Darella. “The team was up to the task, resulting in a great final product.” 

The property’s luxurious redesign was strategized by Pond, an interior design firm based in South Carolina. The Pond team provided full design services for the beachfront hotel and worked closely with Continental Contractors to ensure every detail was accurately communicated. Pond’s vision for the property was inspired by its beautiful location, featuring design elements centered around a captivating nautical theme. Charming details like shiplap paneling, rope screens, and refined millwork offer a clean and modern aesthetic for the transformed property. Design features also required expert installation of custom wall and floor tile throughout the hotel for added luxury. Needless to say, Continental delivered – and then some. 

“The overall result is a cohesive design that complements the existing elements throughout the hotel property,” said Anna Dis Sveinbjornsdottir, Principal, Director of Interior Design at Pond. “Collaboration between a designer and general contractor can produce amazing results for properties! When creative vision meets technical expertise, it’s a recipe for success.” 

Thanks to excellent team work, open communication, and the desire of a “job well done,” Continental completed the renovation in January 2024, just in time for the Spring Break tourist rush!