Developing this site at best value was vital to this project’s success. Olympia worked with its design team and Hilton to ensure that the hotel met the brand standards while staying on budget. Olympia elected to use a wooden structural system to keep costs low and ensure a speedy construction schedule.
After construction was complete, Hilton rolled out the Perfect Mix lobby design guidelines, which radically transformed the lobby design and experience. Olympia worked with Hilton, the architect and the General Contractor to make the necessary changes to meet the revised standards while staying within the project budget.
Olympia worked with the Mystic Seaport to secure rights to some its iconic images to create custom artwork for the guestrooms. This artwork package referenced the nautical history of Mystic and features historic sailboats in black and white.
The exterior design of the building references the architecture of a classic New England Inn, using a clapboard finish and sloping roofs. To enhance this design, the rooftop mechanical equipment was housed inside the attic space.
Olympia gained control of this site from another developer late in the design and entitlements process. Olympia redesigned the project to gain better efficiency from the building and the site.
Olympia had to obtain construction pricing at the peak of the pre-recession market and cope with late design changes from the Hampton brand with the roll out of the Perfect Mix lobby.
A Unique Opportunity
The Olympia Companies is devoted to pursuing opportunities in the hospitality industry. We strive to leverage the commitment, strength, and intellect of our team members to explore and develop assets as well as prospects.
In addition to our Management, Design, and Development services, we posess expertise in developing Restaurants, Property Branding, as well as Acquisitions.