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U -CEN F RAL SO T Commercial | WOOLLEY’S CLASSIC SUITES TH OC US Woolley’s Classic Suites plans to open its first hotel in Denver in 2014. « Back to the Basics THE WOOLLEY FAMILY LAUNCHES A NEW BRAND THAT RECALLS ITS ‘HOMETEL’ CONCEPT. BY BRIAN SALGADO A s the economy emerges from the recession, entrepreneurs are dusting off those ideas for new businesses that had seemed too farfetched to work in recent years. The Woolley family, however, is returning to the roots of its success by building its own brand of hotels. The shovels already are in the ground for the first Woolley’s Classic Suites structure in Denver, and the family has big plans to expand as business travel picks up. “The market is making a turnaround,” Robert Woolley II says. “It is a perfect time to get a new build into the ground. We are going to re-introduce our original concept to the marketplace.” How Suite It Is Robert E. Woolley Sr. founded the all-suite hotel concept in 1969 when he converted a 148 CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2013 Woolley’s Classic Suites • Headquarters: Dallas • Employees: More than 400 • Specialty: Hotel development and management “We are a family business, aimed at providing an exceptional guest experience.” -Robert Woolley II, executive vice president Phoenix apartment complex into the original Granada Royale Hometel. The suites in this complex overlooked an atrium where Woolley offered free breakfast and free happy hour cocktails. Granada Royale Hometels eventually grew to 26 properties with approximately 75 franchised locations. In 1984, Holiday Inn Corp. purchased the chain. Following the acquisition of Granada Royale Hometels by Holiday Inn, Woolley then became the largest franchisee of Embassy Suites and developed more than 11,000 hotel rooms with an aggregate completion value of more than $1.1 billion. Today, the Woolley family is returning to its development roots with its first Woolley’s Classic Suites location near the Denver International Airport (DIA). Woolley says along with providing a new standard for business travel, the company will make its name by delivering unparalleled customer service and making every guest feel at home. “We are a family business, and our priority is our guests,” Woolley says. http://www.CONSTRUCTION-TODAY.COM

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Construction Today - January/February 2013
Case Studies
Best Practices
Business Management
Green Construction
Construction Materials
Consigli Construction – Wat Nawamintararachutis NMR Meditation Center Thai Buddhist Temple
The Michaels Organization – University Student Living
Clark Builders – The Mustard Seed
JC Beal Construction Inc.
Plaza Construction – ENV
Regalia Beach Developers LLC – Regalia
Batson-Cook Construction – SkyHouse Orlando
Billingsley – Cypress Water Dallas
Jon M. Hall Co.
Pratt Homebuilders
John Moriarty and Associates – Charlesview Residences at Brighton Mills
Daikin America – Plant Expansion Project
Morton Buildings
MSI General Corp.
ClearSpan Fabric Structures
TOPCOR Companies LLC
Coatings Unlimited Inc.
Brencal Contractors Inc.
Del’s Construction Co. Inc. – Cambria Production Facility Expansion
Paric Corp.
Archer Western – Consolidated Courts Complex
Tishman Construction
McCarthy Building Cos. – Mercy Hospital Joplin
University of Maryland Medical System – Trauma Center Expansion
Swinerton Builders – San Joaquin Community Hospital Cancer Center
The Lemoine Company – Lafayette General Medical Center expansion
L.F. Driscoll – Temple University
P. Agnes
FIP Construction Inc.
National Lutheran Communities and Services – The Village at Rockville
Carothers Construction Inc. – Special Operations Command South Headquarters
The Hillman Group
Taylor Woodstone
Tooz Construction Inc.
Woolley’s Classic Suites
Structure Tone – Novo Nordisk Inc. North American headquarters
Gilbane Building Co. – Potawatomi Bingo Casino hotel
Pacific Building Group
Denark Construction – Owensboro-Daviess County Convention and Events Center
Traylor Bros. Inc.
Bobcat Contracting LLC
Reliable Contracting Co. Inc.
Union County and KemperSports – Galloping Hill Golf Course Clubhouse and Learning Center
E.L. Robinson Engineering
INDOT: 1-69 Corridor
Palmetto Corp
Monroe Tractor
Wood's CRW Corp.
Last Look

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