Staybridge Suites of Lake Delton is an approximately 104,500 square foot hotel with 122 suites, consisting of fourteen different suite layouts, including eight ADA compliant suites. This hotel is conveniently located right of the Interstate 90/94 in Lake Delton with is it being the area’s newest allsuites accommodations within walking distance of numerous restaurants and entertainment in the Wisconsin Dells area. Relax by the indoor pool, enjoy the outdoor amenities of grilling in the BBQ gazebo or playing basketball on their half court sport court.
Type of Construction: Commercial Hotel
Size of Project: 104,500 Sq. Ft and 122 Suites
Length of Project: 13 Months
Construction of the Staybridge Suites hotel was a panelized wood frame project with the exterior façade made up of multiple colors of EIFS and cast stone masonry having aluminum framed windows.
This building includes an indoor pool and hot tub area, three masonry stairwells and two elevators. Amenities at the Staybridge Suites include daily Breakfast Buffet, The Social, which is a den where guests can enjoy drinks while mingling with others, Business Center, 24-Hour Fitness Center, and on-site Laundry facility. The owner chose to decorate the halls, rooms and common areas with a local photography artist, Joey Leut. River Valley Architects, located in Eau Claire, WI, designed this modernly decorated hotel within the brand standards of IHG. Many of the materials for the project were from a company specifically selected by the hotel chain and shipped from overseas.
The construction team included new subcontractors and suppliers that had not previously worked with Holtz Builders. Clear expectations, expedited plan and product reviews, and approvals were essential to the success of the team. There was a learning curve for some subcontractors when it came to meeting Holtz Builders’ quality standards. Some quality issues required a Holtz Builders crew to correct, and others required Holtz Builders to bring in additional subcontractors to keep the project on schedule.
Fun Facts: This project consisted of site work and utility work with the soils being unfavorable which required upfront soils remediation. Also, the tariff war threatened the project’s budget, but Holtz Builders was able to secure materials prior to tariffs and Chinese holidays. So, you never know what new factors can pop up pre-construction.
Close collaboration with the subcontractors allowed the project to still be completed on time and under budget. Using HBI’s tracking and punch list process for each and every room in the hotel also helped Holtz Builders maintain quality control, along with weekly progress meetings that included the subcontractors, owners, and operators of the Hotel.