Thursday, November 2, 2017

EMJ celebrates completion of four Florida hotels

On the heels of EMJ’s ranking as #16 on Building Design + Construction’s list of top hotel contractors, our Chattanooga team is proud to announce the completion of four new Florida hotels.
In August, EMJ’s team celebrated the opening of TownePlace Suites by Marriott in Orlando. Located near SeaWorld Park, TownPlace Suites has six floors with 188 suites featuring full kitchens. The hotel also offers an outdoor pool with a poolside Tiki bar, an exercise room, laundry facilities and a meeting space that can accommodate up to 114 people. Our EMJ team completed all site work, including the outdoor pool and hardscape amenities, in addition to the utility infrastructure and construction of the 132,270-square-foot hotel.

TownePlace Suites shares a site with Holiday Inn Express & Suites Orlando, which opened in October. Our team built the six-story, 181-room hotel, its outdoor resort-style pool, and 1,740-square-feet of meeting space.

In mid-September, Residence Inn by Marriott in Pompano Beach, Fla., opened. The 112-room, extended-stay hotel features one- and two-bedroom suites with full kitchens and residential-sized appliances. In addition, the hotel has a business center, a pool, an exercise room and meeting space.

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The EMJ team also recently completed the SpringHill Suites/Residence Inn in Clearwater Beach. A unique, dual hotel project, the projects spans 325,000 square feet and includes ground floor retail space, parking on levels one, two and three, and 255 suites located on floors four through seven. Construction also included an elevated, outdoor swimming pool on level four.

“The teams worked long and hard to overcome many obstacles, by far some of the most difficult projects to construct in the industry,” said Philip Augustino, Senior Vice President of Construction, EMJ Corporation. “Their dedication resulted in superior quality and a great client experience.”

Congratulations to the team members on these projects:
Mike Coyne, Lead Superintendent
Ron James, Lead Superintendent
Dave Sprague, Superintendent
Roy Cramer, Superintendent
Dexter Lezama, Superintendent
Trent Pickel, Superintendent
Adam Graves, Project Manager
Brandon Pray, Project Engineer
Kevin Fix, Project Engineer
Philip Augustino, Senior Vice President of Construction
Tania Nicholson, Staff Accountant
Robin Phillips, Project Accountant
To see more of EMJ’s hotel work, visit our projects page.