We deliver cost savings in hotel construction. In this build for Marco Island Sunset Cove Resort, our project team value engineered cost savings into design and delivered a facility that’s stood the test of time.
We began construction of the Marco Island Sunset Cove Resort in October 2003. The contract was awarded to The Korte Company after we successfully delivered an extensive pre-construction effort with the owner and architect to reduce cost and attain the project budget.
We completed the seven-story, post-tension structure with masonry and stucco façade in the fall of 2004. The facility features an ornate lobby and entrance with a custom fountain. A restaurant and bar ties the entrance lobby to the custom pool, featuring accent lighting and landscaping. The pool and restaurant are adjacent to the boat dock facility on the channel. The 97,000-square-foot facility includes two different floor plans and consists of 34 three-bedroom, two-bath units.
It’s built to the highest disaster-resistant construction requirements and has survived a hurricane with no damage — even before construction was complete. On August 13th, 2004, Hurricane Charley struck land just 40 miles away with 145 mph winds. The structure went right through the eye of a hurricane unscathed. Construction was 70 to 80% complete, and authorities in the area told us to leave. We got our crew to safety, and when we came back, there was no major damage. Located on the Gulf side of Florida, Marco’s Sunset Cove Resort also survived the 134 mph winds of Hurricane Wilma in 2005. And it has survived many Gulf tropical storms since.