Continental is celebrating National Women in Construction Week by spotlighting some of our team members who bring their very best to their jobs every day. And, while this nationally celebrated week may have originated as a way to highlight the roles and contributions that women make in the field of construction, at Continental we feel it’s also important to recognize the gender-specific struggles, challenges, and surprises some women have experienced throughout their careers as well.
From inside to outside – and everything in between – when it comes to hospitality renovation Continental has (just about) done it all. After 20 years in hospitality renovation, we’ve never grown tired of the satisfaction we get from breathing new life into an old space, helping it become new again. And, while we may have started out as experts in guestroom renovations, we’ve made a significant mark in public space projects, too.
Want to know a secret? Continental Contractors is turning 20 this year. Of course, we’ll celebrate the milestones we’ve hit along the way (nearly 100,000 guestrooms renovated and over $1 billion in revenue!) but we want to make sure we also celebrate the people who got us here. Since day one, we have prioritized treating every stakeholder on every project fairly. That includes not only the clients, subcontractors and vendors, and amazing design and architecture teams we work with, but the employees who show up, day after day, and the families at home who support them.
Throughout the last year we have endured both rapid recovery and rough seas in the hospitality and construction industries. We asked Continental Contractors President and CEO Pete Welch for his take on the last 12 months, and what he anticipates for the coming year for Continental and the industry as a whole.
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.
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.