Little America Hotel Lodge Remodel

Little America Hotel Lodge Remodel

Little America Hotel Lodge Remodel

This project was awarded with the Best Interior Improvement Award, as presented by Engineering News Record (ENR).

Loven Contracting completed a 224,458SF remodel of the Little America Hotel Main Lodge and Guestroom Lodges located in Flagstaff, Arizona. This project transformed the aging 1972 facility, both in design, and operational and systems efficiencies.

The revitalized hotel features a contemporary design with updated finishes, local textures, and natural elements and is now considered one of the most desirable hospitality options in Flagstaff, providing a wide range of accommodations.

Little America Hotel’s ability to maintain the majority of their revenue stream throughout the construction process was the key to the project’s success, and the construction team hit key phase dates for multiple temporary returns to 100% occupancy during the remodel. This was accomplished through strategic phasing of the work into single buildings with targeted completion for holidays and special events. A robust safety plan — enabling all other facilities to remain 100% functional throughout construction — was essential to a high quality experience for hotel guests and staff.

The scope of work included:

  • Remodel of the Main Lodge: all ballrooms, meeting rooms, reception lobby, gift shop, restaurant, public restrooms, banquet kitchen, administration offices, and storage areas.
  • Construction of an outdoor dining terrace.
  • Remodel of 250 guest rooms in four individual lodge buildings.
  • Replacement of HVAC equipment and sewer lines in all buildings.
  • Enhanced ADA compliance via installation of new elevators in three guestroom lodges, new accessible entrance features, accessibility upgrades to all public restrooms, and the remodel and addition of new accessible guestrooms to current codes.
  • Roof replacement and installation of fire sprinkler systems and fire lines in all buildings.

Potential long term savings were achieved via key system upgrades, including a new roof with open cell foam insulation on all renovated facilities, energy efficient LED lighting to meet APS Energy Efficiency Rebate standards, energy efficient HVAC system and controls, and water conserving fixtures.

Yavapai Lodge Renovation

Yavapai Lodge Renovation

Yavapai Lodge Renovation

In partnership with Delaware North, Loven Contracting completed renovations of the Yavapai Lodge at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The scope of services included a complete interior renovation of the restaurant, servery, and dining areas, new dining and seating, kitchen modifications, new bar seating, the relocation of the registration desk to the front of the retail area, renovating the lobby to include a lounge area and coffee grab-and-go service, and refurbishment to the retail area. 

Originally built in the 1970’s, the Yavapai Lodge required updates that would enable the facility to provide quality visitor services and experience. The lodge now features functional, contemporary spaces with historical imagery and colors evocative of the Grand Canyon and Southwest.

El Tovar Hotel Roof Replacement

El Tovar Hotel Roof Replacement

El Tovar Hotel Roof Replacement

Location

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

In partnership with Xanterra Parks & Resorts, Loven Contracting replaced the roof of the Grand Canyon National Park’s El Tovar Hotel, one of the oldest and most iconic National Park hotels in the nation. Opened in 1905, the El Tovar was constructed to accommodate increasing numbers of train passengers arriving aboard the Grand Canyon Railway. Due to the hotel’s placement on the National Register of Historic Places as well as its status as a National Historic Landmark, any work on the facility required strict adherence to both the National Park Service and SHPO historic renovation, preservation, and rehabilitation guidelines. 

The roof replacement process included installation of over 450,000SF of cedar shake shingles that would match the profile and finishes of the original. Our years of experience working in and around active Grand Canyon National Park sites enabled our team to work efficiently while ensuring the safety and quality of experience of visitors, staff, residents, and wildlife. To limit the impact of our construction services on the visiting public, extensive management of environmental controls and safety measures were implemented throughout all phases of the project.

Meteor Crater Multi-Phase Remodel

Meteor Crater Multi-Phase Remodel

Meteor Crater Multi-Phase Remodel

Loven Contracting completed a 3,000SF addition in conjunction with interior and exterior renovations of the Meteor Crater Visitor Center in Winslow, Arizona. Originally designed by renowned architect Phillip Johnson and constructed on the site of a meteor impact berm in 1961, the revitalized visitor center features a contemporary lobby, reception area, gift shop, retail and ticketing center, as well as landscape and hardscape enhancements to improve visitor circulation. 

Loven Contracting developed management and safety plans that allowed for minimal impact on business functions and visitor experiences. Throughout the entire project, Meteor Crater remained open to the public, enabling visitors to this Northern Arizona landmark to enjoy the site unimpeded.