A luxury lifestyle destination resort in a stunning setting.

Our client is in the process of developing one of Switzerland’s largest resorts – Golf Resort La Gruyère. The project will include 105 luxury apartments, a 5-star hotel including state-of-the-art spa and wellness retreat, meeting and conference facilities, various food and beverage outlets, 85 hotel rooms and 27 hotel residences. The entire project is divided into various sub-projects, including a luxury 5-star Hyatt hotel for which we provide project management services.

  • Development Studies
  • Project Management
  • Construction Management
  • Client Resort 4
  • Duration 2017 - 2020
  • Budget Confidential

Project Phases

Development study

After Strategic Hotel Consulting had conducted a market and financial feasibility study and recommended a suitable operator, we defined the project framework, objectives and requirements. The client signed with ALiLA, which was later acquired by the Hyatt group.

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We conduct feasibility studies, both from a commercial standpoint and from architectural and local codes perspectives. We fine tune the developers brief with further details such as area schedules and room descriptions. We include detailed requirements relating to the required scope of works of future project team members, and prepare tender documents for the team procurement.

Tender and procurement

We set out the preliminary project structure, team organisation and schedule. We prepared an overall project brief and began team procurement, starting with the lead architect and interior designer, and following up with local team members including local architect and engineers. We prepared and reviewed contracts, and led negotiations for fees and terms & conditions.

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We conduct the tender for the entire project team, including architect, interior designer, landscape architect, lighting consultants, MEP engineers, structural and civil engineer, fire engineer, marketing agency, public relations manager, and all other team members that are needed. Once we’ve sent out the tender documents we hold meetings with the candidates to ensure they fully understand the project and scope of services. When we receive the tender returns we conduct detailed analysis and comparisons. We then shortlist 2–3 candidates for each category, and hold final negotiations. Finally, we put forward our recommendation to the client, prepare the contracts together with the project lawyers, and finalise the appointment of the team.

Concept design

The architect and interior designer developed a preliminary design which was presented to the operator and client. Work then proceeded to first concept design, which was developed in close collaboration with the engineers and consultants, along with first project specifications and a detailed first cost estimation. With a value engineering phase ongoing, our role is co-ordination between the client, lead architect, local architect and the operator’s technical services team based in Zurich and Hong Kong. It also involves procurement of remaining team members, contract administration, budgeting, planning, providing the client with regular reports and advice, and reviewing all plans and documents.

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The architect, interior designer and engineers develop the concept design documents. These include sketches, plans, computer-generated images, schematic drawings, specifications and budgets. We ensure that the design, specifications and budget are in line with the project brief, and help the client evaluate the design concepts and draft comments. We keep the project schedule up to date, provide regular reports, and review and approve professional fee invoices prior to payment by the client, to make sure they are in line with both contract terms and services and project progress.

Design development

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The architect, interior designer, engineers and consultants refine the concept design into a detailed developed design. This can often involve mock-up rooms. We ensure the design, specifications and budget conform to the project brief, help the client evaluate the design development and draft comments, keep the project schedule up to date, provide update reports, and review and approve professional fee invoices prior to payment by the client.