The Lodging Conference 2022 in Phoenix has just wrapped up, and it did not disappoint. A record crowd of more than 2,500 participants packed the general sessions and think tank panels, and overall the mood was one of optimism and enthusiasm.
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.
Earlier this month Continental’s Hailey Marchyshyn and Renee Bagshaw attended the BisNow Lodging Summit in Washington, D.C. Hailey joined Continental earlier this summer, and brings a unique perspective to her new position as an Assistant Project Manager. With experience gained from working in both subcontractor roles and the ownership and management side of hospitality, she appreciates the nuances inherent to every hotel renovation. You can read more about Hailey and the rest of our team here.
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.
In 2021, more than 47 million Americans quit their jobs, with more than 13.5 million quitting in Q1 2022 alone. Much has been written about The Great Resignation, and it’s become clear that the issues driving this movement are complex and extensive.
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 Continental Contractors, we are celebrating Women in Construction Week by highlighting our own specialty: hospitality construction. Those of us fortunate enough to live in this arena know that we are surrounded by some of the hardest working, energetic, collaborative people every single day. Whether we are coordinating schedules with hotel property management, learning about the owner’s vision for a luxury guestroom, or problem solving on a lobby renovation with subcontractors, we are all ultimately pushing toward the same goal: a successful transformation that will bring the hotel guest a peaceful night’s sleep in a beautifully designed room while away from home.
The newly renovated Pittsburgh Marriott North brings the dramatic and extravagant temperament of “the steel city” inside. Nearly unrecognizable from its prior aesthetic, the lobby and atrium remodel transformed this public space from an outdated jungle-like ambience, to the fresh and modern design it is today. Envisioned by Architect/Designer Winegardner & Hammons and executed by Continental Contractors, the impressive focal points of the property express every form and texture that steel can possess: molten, rigid, bent, smooth, rusted, even reflective.
If you’ve had the pleasure of working in the hospitality industry for any amount of time, you’ll recognize a consistent theme among the people who drive it: it feels like a family. A family full of funny, smart, thoughtful, welcoming people who do their best to BRING their best to the job every day. And, while the realities of the pandemic have made it harder to be there for each other in person, we’re doing our best to get our Continental branch of the family back to the face to face, in person connections that are the cornerstone of the hospitality industry.
The newly renovated guest rooms at the Auburn University Hotel and Conference Center maximize space, highlight specially curated artwork, and prominently bring technology to the forefront to create a superior guest experience. The end result is six floors (plus renovated corridors and a new lobby bar) of completely redesigned guestrooms and suites unique to Auburn.