Viceroy Hotels and Resorts, a developer of high-end hotels around the world, decided to enter the New York market by debuting a new luxury sky-rise hotel in midtown Manhattan. The hotel was designed to include restaurants, rooftop lounge, and amenities that required multiple state and local approvals along with sign-offs and permits, in order to begin construction. In addition, all regulatory sign-offs were contingent on satisfactory results from multi-agency inspections, which involved many stakeholders, to ensure the project moved along on schedule, and remained on budget.
iDEKOgov partner Evan Korn lead the effort and coordinated with members of the new business acceleration team, as well as with personnel from the Department of Buildings and NYC Development Hub, spearheading the effort to create a case file and manage the project team. The team collaborated to assist in the review and submission of the necessary filings to achieve approvals in a timely manner.
By creating a project management team with relevant stakeholders, iDEKOgov engaged as an active and leading member of the team, and was instrumental in opening the lines of communication with the appropriate regulatory agencies. Leveraging years of deep expertise and knowledge of understanding city and state requirements, iDEKOgov provided consistent proactive oversight and insight prior to official milestones and inspections, ensuring that all issues detected were properly addressed prior to being exposed to the relevant municipal agencies. The team also acted as a representative of the client throughout agency inspections, client management meetings and community board hearings, managing the entire municipal process across all stakeholders, ensuring the project’s timely and successful completion.
Planned, scheduled and prepared for examination reviews from DOB and FDNY
Arranged and passed inspections from: DOB, FDNY, DOH, DEP, DCA
Provided additional support for utility consultation, CB approvals and SLA submissions.
Liaised regularly with the client at Viceroy Hotels with ongoing updates, considerations and escalations
Deadlines were met and the Hotel opened its doors on October 13, 2013
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The Developer, and related construction personnel were able to meet deadlines, and stay ahead of their timeline based on pro-active and responsive city involvement, ensuring the project’s timely and successful completion.
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