Construction & Renovation

Kokua has a long history of supervising and managing quality renovation projects of all manners of size and scope. We have converted both major brand properties to independents and independents into major brands. We have developed an industry-wide reputation for delivering smooth transitions with every project – no matter how large or small. 

Having worked closely with our parent company Chartres Lodging on many projects, affiliates have direct access not only to our own expertise, but Chartres as well. You can count on the dedicated leadership team at Kokua to manage all transitions, standards and projects for the owners and investors. 

In conjunction with owners, Kokua Hospitality’s leadership team and brand management experts, work to establish project goals and objectives from conceptual planning through project completion. Kokua will recommend the selection of architects, engineers and contractors. We will negotiate all contracts on the owner’s behalf. Kokua has successfully managed hundreds of projects across the U.S. and Japan totaling more than $8 billion in assets. With our proven processes, you can count on Kokua to ensure your project is completed on time and within budget.

Our project management services include, but are not limited to:

  • Due diligence
  • Site assessment & building studies
  • Design review & conceptual pricing
  • Design team selection – negotiation, contracting & management
  • General contractor selection– negotiation, contracting & management
  • Consultant selection – negotiation, contracting & management
  • Constructability planning
  • Cost analysis & value management
  • Budget development & analysis
  • Schedule development & analysis
  • Project management controls
  • Change management
  • Quality control & compliance with design & brand standards
  • MEP system commissioning support
  • FF&E procurement & management
  • Operations & pre-opening planning
  • Project close-out & punch list management

Development Services

Kokua Hospitality is especially skilled in developing ground-up projects with varying degrees of complexity.  Among the vast array of pre-opening technical services we provide include, but are not limited to:                    

  • Feasibility analysis
  • Architectural & design evaluations
  • Cost estimates & analysis
  • FF&E purchasing
  • Cost containment analysis
  • Franchise studies & recommendations
  • Start-up team interviewing