US-owned Hilton Hotels Corporation has appointed national property and construction consultancy Wakemans as a preferred consultant.
Wakemans can now be selected to work with Hilton as cost manager and contracts administrator on the refurbishment of hotels across Hilton’s family of nine distinct brands in the south west region.
As a member of Hilton Hotels Corporation’s panel of four preferred suppliers in the UK, Wakemans will advise on development works located along the M4 corridor, the south coast and in south Wales.
When capital expenditure is planned on the Hilton portfolio in the south west, Wakemans will be utilised to work closely with the hotel group’s regional project manager to determine the extent of the refurbishment and the spend for any given property, and establish a schedule of works.
Since the hotels remain operational during any refurbishment programme, Wakemans will also be responsible for co-ordinating on-site activities – including liaising with Hilton International’s regional office, the manager of the hotel concerned and external contractors – to ensure all works are completed on schedule, to budget and with the minimum disruption to the hotel’s day-to-day business.
“Our extensive experience in the leisure industry and in particular our work in the hotels sector with Travelodge, enabled us to demonstrate that we have the capabilities and resources to fulfil such a key role with one of the world’s leading hotel groups,” said Wakemans associate director Tony Hooper.