Project Development

Resort hotel development and pre-opening management services

For resort developers, investors and owners seeking hotel development expertise, we provide a range of services which can be tailor-made to suit the needs of any resort hotel project. The following outlines the processes our services can be customized, to focus on areas where we can make a solid cost-effective contribution.

  • Project definition, initial design and project concepts
  • Market and feasibility study
  • Resort positioning, final concepts and architectural space planning
  • Planning of structures, interior, landscape and graphics
  • Business, marketing and sales plan
  • Pre-opening management, support or actual

Project definition, initial design and project concepts   

The ‘vision’ thing, but one that is not a dream a developer may have that will just not fit into a budget that makes sense. We’ll do a reality check on the unique concept that is affordable, one that would really work in that market, that is, to generate profits.

  • Working with the chosen architects to brain storm on the concepts in all components of an envisioned project
  • Once these initial concepts are refined produce a schematic design, with the architect, minimizing unneeded space in both back of house and guest areas
  • Although architectural input is critical here in this stage to ensure design concepts  will work minimizing problems down the road, so is the use of a hoteliers unique understanding of how space works in the real world of resort operations
  • Minimizing construction costs is a critical component of our services to make a project viable

Market and feasibility study

  • A base line market study and a detailed financial report covering complete costs to open and a 10-year ROI analysis, to determine whether the concept and plan to date will be financially feasible
  • Should you develop? Are the basic ingredients and ROI based on a traditional financing model viable?
  • Use the feasibility report to ascertain viability and as a basis for an added  specialist report with which financing can be obtained

Our experience in the two aspects above have included producing five in depth market and  feasibility reports to add to our involvement with 9 pre opening and development projects globally.

Final concepts, architectural space planning, planning of structures, interior, landscape and graphics

  • Assist the Architect and Interior Designer of the project in creating cost-effective, user friendly use of space in all guest related and service support areas. The result? Maximizing cash flow in operations, minimizing development costs, maximizing ROI
  • Results, creative use of space, especially for all guest areas that stand out from the crowd. One that position a resort on the global stage
  • In each room or suite, show kitchen, food and beverage outlet, lounge and more, each square meter of public (and staff use) space needs an hotelier’s unique eye for detail to create a result that sets one property apart and above others. Forget franchise brand standards, we creative out of the box and creative results that only suit independent properties that want to stand out from the crowd

Business, marketing and sales plan

  • Conceptualize, formulate and create the business plan for going forward that will guide the property from pre-opening operations into mature operation mode, setting it apart from your competitors

Pre-opening management, support or actual

For the period prior to opening for business, the pre-opening countdown stages involve a tremendous amount of planning, implementation and management revolving around the following aspects:

  • Recruitment, education and training
  • Sales, marketing and public relations
  • Management structure
  • Inspections and approvals
  • Furniture, fixture and equipment, choice and procurement
  • Purchasing and storage
  • Operating supplies and consumables, for that stand out of the crowd guest experience
  • Budgets and cash flow
  • Finance and accounting
  • Safety and security
  • Concepts, standards, performance
  • Community relations

Our knowledge and experience from nine pre-opening and development projects worldwide will ensure that the pre-opening processes are realized smoothly and cost-efficiently; we have the adaptability to overcome potential obstacles, delays or unforeseen circumstances related to the project development process. More importantly, we know what it takes to establish a new hotel on the world stage and make it stand out from the competition.

For whatever stage of the processes as outlined above we can adapt a plan to suit your needs. Contact us today to discuss your unique requirements.

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