IRVINE, CA—Many hotel-renovation projects have aggressive schedules to minimize the loss of revenue due to room displacement and to minimize the time that guests see or hear construction on-site, Level 3 Construction's VP of business development John Gonzalez tells The firm recently completed a remodel of the DoubleTree by Hilton Irvine-Spectrum, owned and operated by Pacific Hospitality Group.

The DoubleTree property has 252 guestrooms and seven floors of corridors. Level 3 renovated 72 guestrooms and two floors of corridors every two weeks, with a brief overlap of each phase which was fully renovated within the short 75-day schedule. The hotel remained operational through the renovation.

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Carrie Rossenfeld

Carrie Rossenfeld is a reporter for the San Diego and Orange County markets on and a contributor to Real Estate Forum. She was a trade-magazine and newsletter editor in New York City before moving to Southern California to become a freelance writer and editor for magazines, books and websites. Rossenfeld has written extensively on topics including commercial real estate, running a medical practice, intellectual-property licensing and giftware. She has edited books about profiting from real estate and has ghostwritten a book about starting a home-based business.


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