Construction, Design & Pre-Opening


In addition to the management and marketing of properties, Benchmark provides design, construction and pre-opening technical services for a variety of projects.  Benchmark’s feasibility, programming, budgeting and specification systems and database are unique in the hotel, resort and conference center industry.

Over the past 30 years, Benchmark has assisted owners and developers with the design, construction and opening of over 50 major developments.  The work on these renovation, expansion and new build projects represents an investment of $4 billion and encompasses over 12 million square feet of construction.  Benchmark also provides ongoing support of its managed properties, including consulting services to independent developers and operators, universities and corporations.


Project programming

Space planning recommendations

Professional selection process

Green initiatives

Document review


Value engineering

FFE & OSE specifications

FFE & OSE budgeting

Food facilities planning

Laundry/housekeeping planning


Bid process

Contract negotiation

Project management

Model room review and recommendations

Progress review and punch


Commissioning and warranty

Suppliers and logistics recommendations

Purchasing and installation of OSE


FFE & OSE punch

Snow King Hotel, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
The Heldrich, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Hotel Contessa, On the Riverwalk,San Antonio, Texas

Technical Services Projects

Recent Examples: 

Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference and Guest Center, Los Angeles, CA

This private hotel and conference center at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) is slated to open in 2016. The facility will consist of 250 guestrooms, over 25,000 square feet of meeting space, a 160-seat restaurant and outdoor patio, lobby lounge and fitness center. 

Snow King Resort Hotel & Grand View Lodge, Jackson Hole, WY.

This 204-room resort includes over 20,000 square feet of conference and convention space, one to four-bedroom condominiums, restaurant, bar, spa and fitness center. The property underwent an extensive renovation completed in 2013.

Heldrich Plaza, New Brunswick, NJ

Opened in 2007, this 250-room hotel features 32 condominium residential units, 24,000 square feet of dedicated meeting space, a 200-seat restaurant with two private dining rooms, an 80-seat pub lounge, fitness center and spa.

Hotel Contessa, San Antonio, TX

Opened in 2006, this all-suite hotel consists of 266 guestrooms, a 200-seat restaurant, a 100-seat atrium bar, fitness center, spa, roof deck swimming pool, Riverwalk patio and 10,000 square feet of conference space.