To design, permit and build a select service franchise hotel on a constrained site in a competitive marketplace with significant existing inventory.
Olympia and the design team worked hard to maximize the use of a previously developed site with significant changes in grade. The site also directly abutted the North Conway Scenic Railroad and has existing mature trees and a stormwater retention pond that the team wanted to protect and maintain.
To drive competitive advantage in a crowded market, Olympia designed a 5,000 square foot Water Park adjoining the hotel. The first indoor Water Park in northern New England, this facility was designed to strengthen year round demand set a new benchmark for guest attractions in New Hampshire. Olympia selected the Hampton Inn and Suites franchise to maximize potential revenue from the leisure travel market.
In 2013, Olympia completed construction on a redesigned lobby that added seating capacity for families and larger groups, refreshed the interior finishes and updated the hotel to the latest “Perfect Mix” lobby designs from Hampton.
Olympia managed the specification, procurement and installation process for all FF&E and Owner Direct purchases.
LLW Architects, Inc.
Amusement Leisure Worldwide
Crabtree Engineering, CHS
Gookin & Associates
Olympia pioneered the concept of a micro-waterpark to complement the 97-room Hampton Inn & Suites in North Conway, NH. This unique amenity plus an ample supply of suites makes the hotel the top choice for family travelers in the Mt. Washington Valley. It also creates demand during months that are traditionally slow in this leisure market.
The management team in North Conway creates service initiatives that enhance the experience for family travelers such as nightly movies in the Great Room, popcorn parties and package plans for Polar Express, Santa’s Village and Mt. Cranmore.
In addition to creating an ideal destination for family travelers, the hotel is successfully positioned as a top choice for tour operators, Canadian visitors, ski groups, free independent travel (FIT), and regional corporate guests.
This combination of segments couple with waterpark guests has allows the hotel to lead the Valley in OCC for several consecutive years.
788 White Mountain Highway
North Conway, NH 03860
Awards & Accolades
★ Member of the NH Sustainable Lodging & Restaurant Program
★ Three winners of Hampton’s Spirit of Pride Award for exceptional service to guests and coworkers