Orlando, Fla. (March 9, 2020) – ette Hotel has selected Barton Malow as the construction manager for its first-of-a-kind, boutique hotel property set to open adjacent to Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park in Fall 2020. One of North America’s leading contracting firms, Barton Malow is also self-performing civil and concrete services for the project.
Owned by Rosemont Hotels, ette Hotel is a unique brand that combines old world elegance with modern luxury; a boutique hotel not only by design, but also by service. It is the first hotel in the world with an open concept, back-of-house laundry room that assures guests of the hotel’s meticulous attention to cleanliness.
Located in Kissimmee on Sherberth Road off of U.S. Highway 192, the six-story, 126 room hotel features a rooftop lounge, library, and a theater room on the main floor with reclining chairs and wall screen projection for families to select a movie to enjoy after a long day of travel or visiting the nearby theme parks. Additional elements include meeting rooms, a kid zone, fitness center, outdoor pool and dining area.
“The attention to detail that Barton Malow provided in their project approach was second to none,” said Alex Ekbatani, president of Rosemont Hotels, Inc. “We brought Olympia Structures onboard to represent us as Program Manager, and to ultimately help us select Barton Malow. We trust their leadership, and I could immediately see the connection with all parties involved. The comfort and valued partnership was key to making this important decision. We are excited and look forward to completing this hotel that we can be proud of for many, many years to come.”
Barton Malow Senior Vice President Dave Price couldn’t agree more. “This is an exciting project for Barton Malow. The concept and brand essence behind the ette name matches closely with our organization’s culture, which makes our partnership a perfect fit. Rosemont Hotels, Olympia Structures, and their teams have been a pleasure to work with and we look forward to continuing the relationship and completing this hotel that guests will consider a home away from home.”
Barton Malow’s work in the hotel and hospitality sector also includes the Shinola Hotel in Detroit, the Omni Hotel at Battery Park in Atlanta, and the Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel & Convention Center in Pennsylvania.
About Barton Malow
For nearly a century, Barton Malow has been committed to its core purpose of Building with the American Spirit: People, Projects and Communities. As a 100% employee-owned company, this North American contractor features more than 2,000 team members and 14 offices. Barton Malow heads toward its next century of success with the goal of reimaging the construction industry through innovation.
In 1976, Barton Malow entered the Florida market and currently has offices based in Orlando and Tampa. Key clients have included Orlando City Soccer, Tavistock, Orlando Health, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, the Atlanta Braves and multiple local theme park and entertainment clients. For more information, visit us at bartonmalow.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @bartonmalow.
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