Owner – Principal, KLI Companies

Client: LXR Luxury Resorts (Blackstone Group, LP)

In mid 2008 while still working on the El Conquistador project in Puerto Rico I was asked to also take over the El San Juan Hotel and Condado Plaza Hotel renovations for the same group that owned El Conquistador.  Both of the renovations were more complete than not but had significant issues with reconciling costs to the budget, managing outstanding claims that required settlement, and a significant amount of incomplete or remedial/corrective work that needed to be undertaken.  The hotels were also being prepared for transition to the Hilton flag and management.  All activities were successfully concluded and the properties converted from LXR Luxury Resorts to Hilton Waldorf-Astoria or Conrad brands.

Project Location Role Size ($’s) Size (Physical) Operator Year
El San   Juan & Conrad Condado Plaza Hotels San Juan/Isla Verde, Puerto Rico Construction Management  $50M 750 keys, Casinos Hilton Waldorf-Astoria 2008-2009
Project   Type Key Consultants Owner/Client Contractor Deliverables
Room and   Public Area Renovation Architect: Ray Architects PR,   Interior Design: Barry Design Wind P1 Mortgage Borrower, LLC /   LXR / Blackstone Rooms: Multiple Contractors, Water   Park: Weller Pools Construction   Management, Cost Control & Management