Creating Experiences

Specializing in hospitality since its inception in 1990, Portfolio has an exceptional list of project experience from all types and many brands. As Architects and Interior Designers we touch on all aspects of a project’s physical needs but as important to our expertise is that we are hotel people, bringing an understanding of the needs of what makes exceptional hospitality, the way people operate in our spaces and how guests interact with our work.


Experts In Hospitality

As experts in our field we are are retained by clients not only for our design work but for our guidance on market position, competitive set and future trends in the industry. Our success in projects past is an indicator of the abilities we bring to our partners’ ventures. Recognition of the superior quality of our projects’ process and ultimate results has yielded respect from clients, management teams and our manufacturer and contractor associates throughout the industry. 


A Variety of Select Project Examples       click to view

Architecture Concepts Unrealized

A few concept examples not completed.       click to view


Stories Of Success

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Hilton University of Houston

Completed in 2010

SALT (Service And Loyalty Tracking) scores prior to renovation ranked this hotel #535 out of 539 Hilton-Branded hotels.

One year following renovation the hotel SALT scores improved the ranking to #1 in the region, #4 in the US and #8 globally.

The Roosevelt Hotel, NYC

Completed in 1998

Prior to closing in 1996 for renovations the hotel occupancy rate was 20%, 95% from overseas group business - at an average rate of $70.

Following renovations in 1998 the occupancy rose and remains steady at 90-95% and average rate increased immediately to $170 and is currently averaging $370 per night.

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Hilton Anatole Hotel

Completed in 2008

One of the thirteen “big-box” Hilton hotels, its ranking among the five key categories was no higher than seven. Following renovations to 1600 guestrooms and 350,000 square feet of public area and meeting space the hotel was ranked #1 or #2 in every category.


Embassy Suites Houston Downtown

Completed in 2011

A new-build project in an urban convention center location, the hotel was was awarded Hilton’s Connie Award as the highest rated Embassy Suites Hotel in the world for both 2012 and 2013.

Expanded Projects List

A selection from our more than 200+ Projects List

Embassy Suites Houston Downtown            Houston, Texas

New construction of 262 guestroom suites and corridors in a hotel that has received Hilton’s top award, the Connie, as the top Embassy Suites in the world for 2012 and 2013.

dare at Horseshoe Casino                                  Bossier City, Louisiana

The addition of a high-energy Vegas-style Day Club/Ultra Pool featuring a covered but outdoor bar and lounge, pool with bathing shelves, large decks and multiple private cabanas and a stage for DJs and bands as featured entertainment.

Red Sage Restaurant at the Buffalo Thunder Resort Santa Fe, New Mexico

Conceptualization, planning and design of the resort casino’s fine dining destination restaurant for world-renown Chef Mark Miller.


Crowne Plaza at the Crossings                      Warwick, Rhode Island

Renovation of all 266 guestrooms and corridors, Lobby and meeting space plus the addition of a 43,000 SF ballroom and meting room building addition.


Q Center Conference Center                                   St. Charles, Illinois

Repositioning guidance and renovation of 1,100 guestrooms with associated corridors and lobbies of the world’s largest destination conference center.


Antlers Hilton Colorado Springs                  Colorado Springs, Colorado

Renovation of the main lobby, 23,000-SF of meeting space and prefunction and 292 guestrooms, suites and corridors.


Doubletree Hotel Missoula Edgewater       Missoula, Montana

Renovation of 171 guestrooms, suites and corridors, lobby space, meeting space, full concept and completion of a destination restaurant.


Doubletree Hotel Boston Bedford Glen       Bedford, Massachusetts

Conversion of the hotel to include all public spaces, 281 guestrooms and corridors, 13,000-SF of meeting space, fitness center and indoor swimming facility.


Harrison Conference Center                         Princeton, New Jersey

Renovation of the conference center’s 340 guestrooms and suites, lobbies and public areas.


Hilton Miami Airport at Blue Lagoon                 Miami, Florida

Renovation of all public spaces including the Coral Cafe restaurant, Lobby and 30,000-SF of meeting space.

Doubletree Hotel Seatac                                   Seattle, Washington

Renovation of 850 guestrooms and corridors, 34,000-SF of meeting space including two ballrooms, lobby spaces three-meal restaurant, specialty restaurant, and lounge.


Sheraton Suites San Diego at Symphony Hall    San Diego, California

Renovation of 264 suites and corridors, entry experience, lobby, lobby bar, restaurant and meeting rooms.


Embassy Suites Orlando
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Embassy Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista, FL - renovation of 334 suites and corridors, atrium lobby and dining space and 6,500-SF of meeting space


Doubletree Hotel Bellevue                            Bellevue, Washington

Property market analysis, master planning for renovations, planning for 150 guestroom building addition, renovation of 353 guestrooms and corridors, 60,000-SF of function space, two restaurants, atrium lobby, business center and lobby bar.


Doubletree LaPosada Resort                      Scottsdale, Arizona

Renovation of 262 resort guestrooms, public areas, meeting space and ballroom, and destination restaurant.


Glen Cove Mansion and Conference Center      Glen Cove, New York

Renovation of complete conference center including 187 guestrooms and corridors, 29,000-SG of IACC conference center, dining venues and all public spaces.


Beverly Heritage Hotel                                     Milpitas, California

Complete re-concepting of all areas of this boutique hotel which included 236 guestrooms .

Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort                  Phoenix, Arizona

Renovation of the resort’s 563 guestrooms and bathrooms.


Doubletree Guest Suites Fort Shelby       Downtown Detroit, Michigan

Historic renovation and reconfiguring to include 203 guest suites and corridors, 21,000-SF of meeting space and all public areas.


Hilton San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf             San Francisco, California

Renovation of the hotel’s 234 guestrooms and corridors, entry and lobby.


Hilton Hotel Costa Mesa                                     Costa Mesa, California

Re-branding of a former Doubletree Hotel including 486 guestrooms, suites and corridors, public areas, restaurant, atrium space, ballroom and meeting.


Doubletree Hotel San Jose                                     San Jose, California

Complete renovation of lobby and public spaces, 505 guestrooms, suites and corridors, 48,000-SF of meeting space including two 10,000-SF ballrooms, a destination concept restaurant, three-meal restaurant, sushi and saki bar, and high-energy lounge.


Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center              St. Louis, Missouri

Renovation of 223 guestrooms and corridors, 36,000-SF of meeting space, a destination 91,000-SF fitness club, and hotel lobby.


Hilton Austin Convention Center Hotel          Austin, Texas

Re-concept of the hotel’s Finn and Porter restaurant and sushi bar to include new private dining spaces and alfresco dining patio.