The Grand Hotel Marriott Renovation in Point Clear, AL

Posted on March 1, 2018

The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Point Clear, Ala., began a 16-month total renovation in 2017. The property, which opened in 1847, is preparing to become a member of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection in 2018. The Grand Hotel consists of 405 guestrooms, and the hotel’s transformation will take place over three phases. Phase one will consist of updates to the hotel’s South Bay, North Bay and Marina House, ...

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Mercedes Benz Plant expansion in South Carolina

Posted on March 1, 2018

The South Carolina Mercedes Benz plant opened in 1999, and officials announced a $500 million expansion project to more than double its size in 2015. The expansion project was initially estimated to take three years, but staff announced Wednesday that they plan to open the doors to the new sections by the second half of 2018. The plant has added nearly one million square feet with new body and paint shops with it's new expansion. Once the ...

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Grand National Hotel Expansion in Opelika, AL

Posted on February 28, 2018

In 2017, the Grand National Hotel in Opelika, AL started construction on 93 additional rooms on the north side of the property scheduled for completion in spring of 2018. The highlight of that is a 1,700 square foot presidential suite that will be overlooking the 14th hole on the Links course as well as Lake Saugahatchee. The hotel’s achievements in 2017 include being awarded the area's first Four Diamond distinction by AAA and being ...

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The Fitness Center in Alys Beach, FL

Posted on February 27, 2018

Designed by Nequette Architecture & Design, a Birmingham, AL-based architecture firm, the Fitness Center at Alys Beach encompasses an expansive 15,000 square feet, and it is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2018. The design of the Fitness Center at Alys Beach was inspired by the peaceful location with a strong focus on natural light in every room of the building. Surrounding courtyards will be visible to the Fitness Center visitors through ...

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The Lodge at Gulf State Park

Posted on February 27, 2018

Located in Gulf Shores, AL, the conference center and hotel, called "The Lodge at Gulf State Park," will feature a 350-room Hilton Hotel, interpretive center and learning campus. It is expected to have one of the largest "beach view" ballrooms on the Gulf Coast, accommodating groups of up to 1,500 guests.

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Island View Casino Expansion in Biloxi, MS

Posted on February 27, 2018

Expected to open in summer of 2018, this expansion will make Island View's casino floor a total of 123,000 square feet - the largest casino floor on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The new, smoke-free casino will be located on the south side of Highway 90 will be 43,000 square feet and feature a unique design. The extension will include floor to ceiling glass walls. That will allow this interface between the Gulf of Mexico and Mississippi Sound and ...

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White Elementary School on Fort Benning

Posted on February 27, 2018

This dynamic and flexible education environment, currently slated for completion in 2017, will be one of the first new 21st century schools for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). White Elementary School will boast seven learning neighborhoods with flexible learning studios situated around their own central learning hub. The 17-acre site’s 100-foot elevation change makes it possible to incorporate fun learning spots into the ...

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31 on 30A

Posted on October 16, 2017

A spectacular triumph of architecture and elegance perched above the Gulf of Mexico, Thirty-One is perfectly situated on one of the last remaining undeveloped beachfront properties on 30A. Set on nearly 4 acres and over 335’ of white sand beach in the highly desirable town of Seagrove, one of our greatest amenities truly is the location.

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The May Hotel in Alys Beach, FL

Posted on October 9, 2017

Designed by Merrill Pastor & Colgan Architects, The May is a mixed-use building in central Alys Beach that includes residential and commercial space. Situated on the southeast corner of the Amphitheatre, this four-story structure boasts stunning beach views thanks to its unique architecture. The upper floors feature eight residences while the ground level houses a restaurant. Operable shutters on the Amphitheatre's façade allow for superior ...

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