The hospitality industry is home to some truly amazing folks. And at the Lodging Conference in Phoenix, we had an opportunity to celebrate one of them. Continental was honored to host a champagne toast to Gilda Perez-Alvarado, Global CEO of JLL Hotels & Hospitality, following her receipt of The Castell Award at the Lodging Conference. We love seeing people with a passion for the hospitality industry get recognized for their contributions. Thank you to Peggy Berg, Harry Javer, Emily Pavelka Mueller, Karin Harrington, and Michelle Finn and all those who helped put together a lovely event.
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.
In August 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic, Continental completed exciting renovations of public spaces and guestrooms for Hayes Mansion, in San Jose, California. Despite the unique challenges that renovating a historic property can bring, we worked tirelessly to transform this beautiful property.
Yes, Continental Contractors is a leading hospitality renovation company. We’ve renovated more guestrooms, bathrooms, and corridors than we can count! But did you know we are also expertly qualified in public space renovation? Lobbies, atriums, restaurants, conference facilities — we love this work!
Sometimes “figuring it out” is not easy. It was hard to figure out how to tie your shoes or ride a bike. It’s hard to conjugate verbs in Spanish or to figure out how to work remotely AND manage distance learning for multiple kids.