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.
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.