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Comfort Suites/Worthington (MN) Event Center

 

Comfort Suites/Worthington (MN) Event Center

PROJECT GOALS:

The Worthington Event Center and Comfort Suites hotel is a public/private joint venture to bring an exceptional venue for economic development and growth to this small community.

Consolidated Construction assembled a team to find a national hotel brand and hotel owner/operator, facilitate the relationship among the city and private ownership group, source investor equity, and coordinate construction requiring both public and private contracting and bidding programs.

The event center is a single story precast and structural steel/metal deck construction, while the hotel is a four-story wood frame structure. This difference required many different types of subcontractors to be on site at the same time, and the logistics to coordinate the connection of the two buildings was rigorous.

Despite weather-related setbacks during construction, crews made up time and the event center and hotel opened as scheduled—in fact, the event center hosted its first event two weeks earlier than anticipated. In addition, the event project came in approximately $140,000 under budget. The Comfort Suites opened as expected approximately one month later. Final costs were on budget for the hotel.

This project earned a Projects of Distinction Gold Award from Associated Builders and Contractors.
 
This public/private joint venture has been over six years in the making. The team at Consolidated has been with us from the start, first recognizing a solution to our regional event center need, then walking us through design and construction. While they orchestrated the development details and managed the complex relationships of our project, they always did so with our city’s best interest in mind. They met our aggressive opening deadline and the project also came in under budget.
 
Brad Chapulis
City of Worthington

I have worked with Consolidated on several projects and am consistently impressed by the qualities their team brings to each one. They’ve developed a very owner-friendly process that ensures good communication, realistic and reliable budgets, and on-time construction schedules. I believe they are the best value in hotel construction today.

 
Don Klain
President, Lighthouse Hospitality Group

For more information, or to receive a quote, contact our Hospitality market leader Gene Schleusner.

KEY FACTS:

  • Flexible, divisible spaces for a variety of uses
  • Outdoor amenities, including a wedding garden
  • Event Center completed two weeks early, generating additional revenue
  • Event Center completed $140,000 below budget
  • Sophisticated, cost-effective sound/video and acoustical systems
ABC Award Gold