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!
Continental Project Manager Kate Penn explains why, “A good public area renovation transforms the space and wows guests when they come in the front door. It sets the stage and prepares guests for stunning guestroom design once they check-in.” We are delighted to share some of our latest.
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.
Every year in March, our industry celebrates Women in Construction. This year, in spite of all the distractions and worries we are facing as an industry and a nation, we want to make sure that we are not losing sight of the amazing progress these women make. We will continue to not only celebrate their contributions but also to raise awareness of the opportunities often overlooked by young women searching for a career. With a nationwide shortage of trade contractors and the many opportunities for growth available, construction may be an excellent choice for smart, hardworking women who want to pursue what was, until recently, considered an uncommon path.
On average, a typical hotel property undergoes a renovation every five to 10 years. That time frame depends on the local market, competition, brand standards, and of course, the economy. This is the reason so many hotels appear to be “under renovation” at any given time. Designers are constantly at work to provide beautiful and timely aesthetics to lobbies and guestrooms. Those new finishes do provide a wow factor to the guests staying there. But what about the “hidden” renovations that one might not ever suspect? Inside the guts of a building, where visitors may never step foot, hotel properties are being upgraded and repaired to keep guests safe, comfortable and connected.
On January 1st of this year, Continental Contractors had a lot to celebrate. Sixteen years after our initial move into the Annapolis City Marina complex, our headquarters have moved to an adjacent building, into over 8,500 SF of bright, modern offices. Our team is cohesively together again in Annapolis.