Case Studies Hospitality

John F. Hogan— Marriott International

The call came into the New Orleans Sheraton on a Thursday afternoon from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers—and it was not to book a reservation in one of the French Quarter’s hot spots. The hotel on 555 Canal St., was now a hot spot for a very different reason. More than 5,000 COVID-19 cases […]

Mel Smith – Torchy’s Tacos

Chain, casual dining restaurants aren’t known for creativity, but that can be part of their attraction. Doesn’t matter if the customer is in Portland East or Portland West, Detroit or Dallas. Most any branded restaurant looks alike with an identical menu and meals. It’s a business model due for some spicing up, which is what […]

Al Parker Jr. – Ocean Casino Resort

There’s always something to maintain in a casino resort hotel just one room shy of 1,400 in Atlantic City. Even though the building is currently closed to the public, something’s bound to leak, get dusty, need preventative maintenance, an upgrade or replacement. Thus Al Parker Jr., the facilities director since the rebranded Ocean Casino Resort […]

Rigoberto “Rigo” Sanchez – Compass Group

After a long day of classes or a long night of studying, everyone needs a break.   So close the book, power down the laptop and head on over to the student center, maybe after ordering by app at Chick-fil-A or Panda Express. Your food is there, your friends may be, too.  Rigoberto “Rigo” Sanchez knows you can get hungry and […]

Mike White – North Point Hospitality

It was a three crane construction operation, requiring high-swinging maneuvers to set the columns and beams for a new 19-story Hampton Inn and Suites in Midtown Atlanta and Mike White had never seen anything like it before. There, on the tight city streets, massive derricks were being used to assemble and dismantle other cranes just […]

Jennifer P. Striepling — Bloomin’ Brands Inc.

Walking into the world of fine dining at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar—located on Brickell Avenue in Miami—is to step into a subtle, sophisticated environment. The savory aroma of a prime dry-aged beef fills the air. Guests are seated at tables dressed in crisp linens. The backdrop is painted with contrasting colored walls from […]

Michael Guerrero – The Hoxton, Williamsburg

Before you book your room at The Hoxton, Williamsburg hotel in Brooklyn, know that Michael Guerrero has slept in your bed, jumped in your shower and watched your television—and rest assured all those elements passed muster with him. Testing out guestrooms is just one of the practices Guerrero, the director of engineering for the UK-based […]

Alix Loiseau – Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines Ltd.

The construction industry knows all about BIM, the high-tech Building Information Modeling that has revolutionized the ground-up design and construction process by providing a detailed, virtual, 3-dimentional model of a structure before any ground is broken. Well, now there’s SHIM, as in Ship Information Modeling—the process that Alix Loiseau has pursued since becoming director of […]

Iga Wyrzykowski – XpresSpa

To Iga Wyrzykowski, there’s a certain awe that strikes her when she walks through an airport, past one of the XpresSpa stores she’s helped create. “I walk by and think to myself, ‘Wow I designed that!,’” XpresSpa’s director of store design and construction says. “The transformation is amazing. It’s incredible to think that I designed […]

DelMonte Hotel Group

Jacob Lebowitz might just be a modern-day maverick in the real-life rust-belt version of Monopoly. However, there is no Boardwalk, Park Place or Atlantic Avenue. DelMonte Hotel Group, led by president Alex DelMonte from its home base in Rochester, New York, has moved the game of acquiring properties to second- and third-tiered cities, not streets, […]

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