What We Build

Hospitality

Delivering more than just a hotel

DPR’s hospitality teams build projects large and small, including limited-service, full-service and world-class luxury hotels and resorts. From resorts that are destinations unto themselves to urban high-rises to complex renovations, DPR has earned its reputation as a leading hospitality builder by always viewing our projects through the owner’s eyes.
Hospitality Expertise
Your Brand

Is a Promise

The hotels we’ve constructed range from unique boutique properties to projects for major brands including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, and more. Our hospitality teams understand the complexity that comes with building and opening a hotel, from nuanced brand standards to specific owner requirements to a flawless guest experience. This knowledge allows us to create accurate master schedules that account for milestones unique to hospitality projects.

Photo: White Lodging Services Corp, Otis/AC Marriott , Austin, TX

What Does This Mean

For you?

It means having a partner that shares your goals. We go beyond just delivering a building. It’s about helping our customers make strategic decisions that streamline operations, improve guest experiences and keep the hotel competitive in the market. DPR understands how a hotel opens and operates beyond its construction—it’s what sets us apart from the competition.

Photo: The Otis Hotel, Autograph Collection and AC Hotel Austin

A Holistic

Approach

At DPR, we go “all in” at the outset of a project, coordinating with stakeholders to avoid delays. We critically analyze each phase of the project—not just construction—and establish scheduling milestones according to our customers' needs. This includes completing model rooms early in the schedule as well as coordinating with consultants for specialties such as food and beverage, kitchen equipment, furniture, fixtures, and equipment (FF&E) procurement and installation and, most importantly, operations.

Photo: FF&E Installation, Hilton Garden Inn, Austin, TX

Efficiency and Quality

Self-Performing

As a self-performing technical builder, DPR brings a unique ability to deliver multiple scopes of work including concrete structure, framing and drywall, doors and hardware, specialties and FF&E services. Our well-trained self-perform crews help us deliver a higher quality product as well as cost and schedule predictability.

Photo: Austin Marriott Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX

Efficiency and Quality

Prefabrication

Prefabrication isn’t right for every project, but as industry leaders, we can help guide customers with recommendations on the best approach to prefabrication. Whether it is exterior skin panels, modular guest rooms or prefabricated structural panelized stud systems, our team of experts focuses on prefabricated solutions. Additionally, our approach prioritizes cost and scheduling predictability, technology, and safety and security, while creating functional, comfortable spaces for owners and their guests.

Photo: KPMG Lakehouse, Orlando, FL

Industry Recognition
Rankings & Recognition

By the Numbers

#8
Building Design & Construction

2019

Top construction firms for hotel/hospitality sector

#7
Engineering News-Record

2019

Top 400 Contractor List for Hotels, Motels, and Convention Centers

#20
Engineering News-Record

2018

Top 400 Contractor List for Hotels, Motels, and Convention Centers

#20
Building Design & Construction

2018

Top construction firms for hotel/hospitality sector

#20
Building Design & Construction

2017

Top 80 hospitality construction firms

#22
Engineering News-Record

2017

Top 400 Contractor List for Hotels, Motels, and Convention Centers

#20
Engineering News-Record

2015

Top 400 Contractor List for Hotels, Motels, and Convention Centers

#14
Building Design & Construction

2015

Top construction firms for hotel/hospitality sector

From marketing their portfolio, leading us through pre-construction, and breaking ground, their team has exceeded our expectations. While we have run into many hurdles getting us to this point, (DPR) has continually taken a pro-active approach to finding solutions and overcoming obstacles. The team assembled is as strong as we have seen working in any market.

Dustin Louderback

Project Manager, White Lodging Services Corp.

Hospitality

Project Awards

Engineering News Record

ENR Southeast Best Projects, Residential/Hospitality Award of Merit (2020)

KPMG Lakehouse

Photo: KPMG Lake House, Orlando, FL

Engineering News-Record

ENR Texas & Louisiana Residential/Hospitality Best Project (2020)

recenter Rehabilitation Services Facility

Photo: The Mathis Group recenter, Houston, TX

Orlando Business Journal

Orlando Business Journal Structure Awards, Best Green Project (2019)

KPMG Learning, Development and Innovation Center (KPMG Lakehouse)

Photo: KPMG Lakehouse, Orlando, FL

Engineering News-Record

ENR Southeast Best Project in Residential/Hospitality (2018)

Perry Lane Hotel

Photo: Perry Lane Hotel, Savannah, GA

Engineering News-Record

ENR Southeast Top Starts (2017)

KPMG Learning, Development and Innovation Center (KPMG Lakehouse)

Photo: KPMG Lake House, Orlando, FL

Engineering News-Record

ENR Southeast Best Projects, Award of Merit, Residential/Hospitality (2016)

AER The Essential Element

Photo: AER The Essential Element, St. Petersburg, FL

Project Types
What We

Build

Our hospitality team has constructed hotels ranging from new builds to complex renovations such as room remodels, hotel rebrands, public space and amenity improvements, and additions. We build and renovate a variety of hotel properties, including:

  • Combining learning and networking spaces with recreation and traditional hotel spaces for thousands takes technical know-how. Our experts bring years of experience to make sure that every system for every purpose is delivered as planned so guests can gather, learn, connect and reflect.

    JW Marriott Austin

  • For a property with all the amenities, you want a contractor that offers just as much. With solutions throughout the project lifecycle – from prefabrication to technical expertise ready for any end user – we work with you to turn drawings into revenue-producing rooms as efficiently as possible.

    JW Marriott Charlotte

  • We focus on efficient delivery methods, including prefabrication and a corps of ready-to-deploy self-perform craft workers to bring your facility online and generating revenue as soon as possible.

    AC by Marriott Scottsdale

  • Two brands are better than one! But we know property owners have one goal: meeting the needs of two different guest profiles. We focus on efficiency on both sides of the house to ensure seamless, predictable delivery.

    The Otis Hotel, Autograph Collection and AC Hotel Austin

  • A unique guest experience means not taking the cookie-cutter approach. We align with customers and their design vision to deliver properties that make memorable experiences, from guest rooms to dining that becomes a neighborhood staple.

    Perry Lane Hotel

  • Relaxing guests never notice what’s behind the walls and spaces – that’s the idea. That takes flawless execution and the kind of attention to quality we bring along with our efficiency-focused delivery approach. You want your guests to think you didn’t miss a detail. We’ll make sure we don’t!

    Margaritaville Resort Orlando Hotel

  • We all need a spa day now and then. We aim to make the renovation process as smooth as one, too. Keeping your property fresh while also profitable takes coordination. We know how to bring all project partners to the table to ensure updates can happen without interfering with the guest experience.

    Omni Houston Hotel Renovation

Meet Our Leadership
National Leadership
who we are

Commercial Core Market Leader

A Florida native, Scott grew up in St. Petersburg and earned an undergraduate degree in building construction from the University of Florida. After spending four years in Atlanta and Hilton Head, SC, his career continued in Orlando in 2001 building…

who we are

Tim Wuestefeld

Hospitality Operations Lead

who we are

Mike Brown

Hospitality Precon Lead

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