Viewing Case Studies tagged with: Construction Management

CASE STUDY Chicago Renaissance

Renaissance Chicago Downtown Completes Renovation with Dramatic New Event Spaces

The John Hardy Group has completed work on the Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel, a project that will energize the city with unique event experiences. The firm project managed a full redevelopment of the hotel which was completed in March 2016. This final phase of the project focused on creating a new terrace-top bar, expanded event space including the addition of a second ballroom, and an additional 4,000 square feet of meeting spaces. The design was completed by Gettys, an interiors… More

CASE STUDY Four Seasons Lanai

JHG Completes Redevelopment of Four Seasons Resort Lanai

Formerly known as the Four Seasons at Manele Bay, the luxury Hawaiian resort underwent an incredible transformation and officially reopened February 2016 as Four Seasons Resort Lanai. The John Hardy Group provided project management and logistics management services, and ensured that 217-room hotel, including 51 suites, opened on schedule. “Four Seasons Resort Lanai is the finest hotel in Hawaii,” said John Hardy. “It was redeveloped to the highest standard, and with major upgrades in design and amenities, it will be a… More

CASE STUDY Newport Marriott

JHG Project Manages Newport Marriott

Newport Marriott has recently undergone a massive redevelopment and transformation in record time, launching a new look that captures the sensory spirit of the city of Newport, Rhode Island.  The John Hardy Group was retained as project manager, charged with completing the renovations before the spring travel season. “After a fast-tracked renovation process, the Newport Marriott debuted within one year of the project kick off,” said Brenda Hilgers, Senior Project Director, The John Hardy Group. “By compressing the construction into… More


Newly Renovated Hotel MdR Revives Harbor Area

Led by Brent Hardy, Managing Director of the JHG Los Angeles-based office, Hotel Mdr Marina del Rey – a DoubleTree by Hilton, opened late summer 2014. Designed with a minimalist, west coast aesthetic by Indidesign, the scope of the renovation included a complete refresh of public spaces following the transition from Courtyard Marriott to Doubletree.  The 240-room property maintains the basic DNA of the Doubletree standards, yet it was designed with the flare of a boutique hotel, incorporating technology and… More

CASE STUDY Radisson Blu Minneapolis

A Contemporary, Luxury Hotel for Minneapolis

The 360-room Radisson Blu Minneapolis—the fourth property for the brand in the U.S.—raised the bar for the upscale market in Minneapolis when it opened in July 2014. The John Hardy Group led development services for the entire process, including due diligence, budgeting and accounting, and project and construction management. Prominent New York design firm Stonehill & Taylor was responsible for the architecture and interior design of the hotel, collaborating with interior design consultants, Graven Images of Scotland, to create a… More

CASE STUDY Marco Island Marriott

Marriott Resort Marco Island Achieves Large-Scale Redevelopment Timed with High Season

The John Hardy Group oversaw a major property-wide redevelopment program at the Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort Golf Club and Spa in Florida, which reopened in 2015.   The John Hardy Group has a long relationship with the property, as it has continuously managed upgrades since 2000. This recent scope of work called for general development management—handling all operational coordination, due diligence, estimating, accounting, on-site project management and scheduling. The resort reopened before the property’s high-season, as scheduled. The task… More

CASE STUDY Novotel Times Square

Novotel Times Square Remained Open During Renovation, Re-Emerges as Competitive Property for International Business Travel

After evaluating Accor’s North American flagship for its Novotel brand, The John Hardy Group managed the renovation for the hotel, and retained revenue with the project management of a fast-track construction process. The new design by Stonehill & Taylor references Times Square’s pop-culture significance as the host of New Year’s Eve activities—incorporating architecture, video, and light effects to create an immersive experience for the visitor. Rocky Marzzarella led The John Hardy Group team in executing an ambitious renovation plan while… More

CASE STUDY Revere Boston

A Historic Theatre and Former Hotel Combine for Destination Hotel in Boston

A dramatic transformation of Boston’s Radisson and Stuart Street Playhouse made way for a new hotel, owned by Northwood Hospitality. Located on Stuart Street, The Revere is a boutique hotel with 356 rooms, a nightlife destination (Emerald), 225-seat screening room (Theatre 1), and multipurpose event spaces (Space 57). The John Hardy Group led the renovation of this property, overseeing project management through its completion in 2012. Designed by BBGM (now HOK), the hotel has a significant art program and an… More


First Independent Boutique Hotel Hits Calabasas, CA

From chain hotel to a one-of-a-kind property, The Anza (formerly operated as a Country Inn & Suites) was purchased by Channel West Group and Arris Investments LLC in July 2012. Just one year later, The John Hardy Group reopened the property, leading development services on the project together with Atlanta-based CMMI, the architect and interior design firm of record. Designed to be casual and sophisticated without being overly trendy, The Anza’s fresh design aesthetic blends the style of Los Angeles… More

CASE STUDY New York Palace

The Legendary New York Palace Restored to Glamour with Strategic Leadership from The John Hardy Group

The New York Palace, a luxury midtown hotel, revealed its new look on September 17, 2013. This property has completed the second phase of its $140 million renovation, with the addition of six culinary destinations and a redesign of its hotel lobby and towers lobby. The John Hardy Group’s New York team, led by Rob Willis, was responsible for overseeing the project management of all the public areas, infrastructure, building façade and F&B spaces. The group directly managed eight different… More