Hospitality Construction: Hotels, Clubhouses and How They’re Built


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What Is Hospitality Construction and What Goes Into It?

Hospitality construction is a specialized field that focuses on building and renovating structures that cater to the hospitality industry, including hotels, resorts, clubhouses, and other recreational facilities. This type of construction requires a unique blend of skills and knowledge to create environments that are not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing and comfortable for guests.

The process of hospitality construction involves several critical steps, including:

  • Design and Planning: Collaborating with architects and designers to develop a layout that meets the specific needs of the hospitality venue. This stage involves creating detailed blueprints, selecting materials, and ensuring the design aligns with local building codes and regulations.
  • Pre-Construction: During this process, the developers work with the architects and the selected General Contractor(s) to work out further details regarding logistics, pricing and more.
  • Construction: This phase includes preparing the construction site, clearing the land, excavating, and laying the foundation. Next is the actual building of the structure, from framing and roofing to installing plumbing, electrical systems, and HVAC. It’s essential to coordinate various trades and manage the project timeline effectively.
  • Finishing Touches: Once the main structure is complete, the focus shifts to interior finishes like flooring, painting, and installing fixtures and furniture. This stage is critical for creating the desired ambiance and comfort for guests.
  • Quality Control and Inspection: Ensuring that all aspects of the construction meet high standards of quality and safety through regular inspections and final approvals.
Who Builds Hotels, Clubhouses, and Resorts?

Building hotels and other hospitality structures requires a team of specialized professionals. The entity tasked with the responsibility of leading the selected team of professionals through the building process is called a general contractor. Take a look below for a list of just some groups involved in the process of turning a plan into reality.

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This diagram illustrates how a general contractor’s project team operates within the construction phase of a project.
  • General Contractors: These professionals oversee the entire construction process, coordinating various trades and ensuring the project stays on schedule and within budget.
  • Architects and Designers: They create the blueprints and overall design of the project, ensuring it meets both aesthetic and functional requirements.
  • Specialized Trades: This includes electricians, plumbers, HVAC technicians, and other skilled workers who handle specific aspects of the construction.
  • Developers: These individuals or companies are responsible for planning and managing the overall development of the project. They secure financing, acquire land, and coordinate with architects, contractors, and other stakeholders to bring the project to fruition.
  • Owners: The owners are the individuals or entities that fund the construction and ultimately own the property. They make key decisions regarding the project’s scope, design, and budget, and they often work closely with developers and contractors to ensure the project aligns with their vision and goals.
Choosing The Best Contractor for Hospitality Construction

Selecting the right contractor for your hospitality construction project is crucial for its success. Here are some characteristics to look for:

  • Experience and Expertise: Look for contractors with a proven track record in hospitality construction. Their experience will ensure they understand the unique challenges and requirements of such projects.
  • Strong Portfolio: Review their past projects to gauge the quality of their work and their ability to deliver on similar projects.
  • Reputation and References: Check reviews and ask for references from previous clients to understand their reliability and work ethic.
  • Project Management Skills: Effective project management is essential for keeping the construction on schedule and within budget. Ensure the contractor has a robust project management process in place.
  • Licensing and Insurance: Verify that the contractor is licensed and insured to protect yourself from potential liabilities.
  • Communication and Transparency: A good contractor will maintain open communication throughout the project and be transparent about costs, timelines, and any potential issues.
Eleven Western Builders: The Best Hospitality Construction Contractor

When it comes to hospitality construction, Eleven Western Builders stands out as a leader in the industry. With over 40 years of experience and a commitment to excellence, we have successfully completed numerous projects, ranging from luxurious hotels to exclusive clubhouses. Take a look at some of our relevant projects in our portfolio here.

Our team of skilled professionals brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to every project, ensuring that each build meets the highest standards of quality and functionality. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, from the initial design phase to the final finishing touches, creating spaces that offer comfort and elegance to guests.

At Eleven Western Builders, we understand the importance of delivering projects on time and within budget. Our robust project management practices and transparent communication ensure that our clients are always informed and satisfied with the progress.

Choose Eleven Western Builders for your next hospitality construction project and experience the difference that expertise and dedication can make. Contact us today to discuss your vision and let us bring it to life.

Our Portfolio
Buena Vida Clubhouse | Brea, California

Eleven Western Builders, Inc. was in charge of the completion of the La Buena Vida Swim Clubhouse in Brea, CA. Buena Vida at La Floresta is a 55+ community where its residents can enjoy the Buena Vida clubhouse.

This 10,178 square-foot clubhouse is the central hub of physical activity and social recreation for the 55-plus community. Proposed amenities included a lounge, ballroom, fitness center, multi-purpose room, and catering kitchen. Thank you to everyone who took part in the successful completion of this project!

Home 2 Suites | Petaluma, California

Completed in 2023, Home 2 Suites Petaluma came in at 83,653 square-feet and spans 4 stories while boasting 140 stunning rooms. This beautiful facility features numerous other conference rooms, exercise areas and a beautifully designed pool area along with a grilling and hang out area near the hotel’s entrance.

Del Webb Clubhouse | Rancho Mirage, California

EWB was chosen to build this beautifully designed 27,000 square-foot clubhouse in Rancho Mirage, CA. This was a complex project utilizing high-end finishes with a site complete with putting greens, covered and outdoor swimming pools, bocce ball courts, and tennis courts. 

Santa Rosa Rec Center | Indio, California

This right here is the Santa Rosa Rec Center. It was a 16,000 square-foot, new construction, complete with additional amenities, including tennis courts, a gym, a basketball court, a pool, a jacuzzi, and much more.

One of the coolest things about being in the business of building is the ability to leave such a tangible and lasting mark on a community with every completed job. This is one of our many footprints since Eleven Western Builders, Inc. came to be in 1983, and we look forward to the many more to come.

Towneplace Suites By Marriott | Sacramento, California

Eleven Western Builders proudly introduced its first ground-up hotel project, Townplace Suites by Marriott, completed in the summer of 2020. Designed by Philip Stewart Architect, this 69,045 square foot, 119-room, type III-B hotel is located in the Natomas region of Sacramento, CA.

This project marked a significant milestone for Eleven Western Builders, signaling our entry into the hospitality sector. Managed by our Northern California office, the project team and all involved delivered outstanding results, setting a high standard for future endeavors.