Hotel Tsubaki

Hotel Tsubaki

COMMERCIAL / HOSPITALITY

Hotel Tsubaki

ROLE: Architect of Record 
CLIENT: P.H.R Ken Microensia

Hotel Tsubaki is a 26-story, 350-guest room high-rise hotel project adjacent to the existing Nikko Hotel in Tumon, Guam. The scope of work involved coordination of concept design drawings from a Japanese Architect and review of the drawings for building code, local requirements, and accessibility compliance. The construction documents were completely developed in BIM, allowing the design team to coordinate the building systems seamlessly with the structural elements.

The facility is a concrete poured in place structure, with piling foundation system, post tensioned concrete floor and roof slabs, and a combination of reinforced poured-in place concrete walls and pre-cast concrete walls. The design of the facility evolved, even well after the construction documents were completed. RIM remained involved to coordinate the changes with the consultants for the building department and contractor. During construction, RIM was involved in all code and accessibility matters, contractor RFI’s and submittals, and review of work in the field. 

Auberge at Mauna Lani

Auberge at Mauna Lani

COMMERCIAL / HOSPITALITY

Auberge at Mauna Lani

ROLE: Architect of Record, Construction Administration
CLIENT: DHL Mahi Associates LLC, an affilicate of California company ProspectHill Group
PHOTOGRAPHY: Courtesy of Mauna Lani, Auberge Resorts Collection Press
PRESS: Auberge at Mauna Lani Opens 

RIM served as Architect of Record for the newly opened Mauna Lani Hotel, located on the Kona Coast of the Island of Hawaii. As the first Auberge Resorts property in the Aloha State, this popular, luxury hotel was thoughtfully redesigned to celebrate the history, archaeology, nature, and culture that make its site unique. The resort includes 333 guest rooms, suites and private bungalows, three new pools including one with an infinity-edge for adults only, and a state-of-the-art fitness center and spa. The centerpiece of the resort’s cultural heritage is a 15-acre fishpond complex, dating back to the 1200s. Mauna Lani, which means “mountains reaching heaven,” is also home to 27 parks and two historic trails sprinkled with ancient artifacts. 

The famous Canoe House, which is the resort’s iconic signature restaurant, was largely preserved structurally, maintaining the large volume ceilings and heavy timber beams. The interior and exterior spaces, including the central bar, are completely new with a wide range of casual seating options and exquisite décor. Recognized as the kitchen where modern Hawaiian cuisine pioneer Alan Wong made his mark, Canoe House is carrying on the tradition under Chef Matt Raso. 

LeoPalace Resort

LeoPalace Resort

COMMERCIAL / HOSPITALITY / BRANDING

LeoPalace Resort

ROLE: Architect, Interior Designer, Construction Administration, Branding
CLIENT: Leopalace 21
PROGRAM: Guestrooms, Lounge, Lobby, Spa, Golf Clubhouse, Brand Package

Nestled in the serene foothills of Yoña, Guam, is the LeoPalace Resort. This resort readily accommodates the needs of any traveler, whether on business, family vacation, or a short sporting trip. RIM’s design work included remodeling of the guestrooms, an executive lounge, a new lobby, and spa; upgrades to the bus waiting area and the golf clubhouse; and full re-branding of the resort. 

RIM’s extensive involvement included working with a local real estate appraisal company to conduct a market feasibility study to assist the client in cost estimates for developing new multi-family duplexes on the property. The option to build duplexes will expand LeoPalace Resort’s offerings to attract additional clientele and generate additional revenue for the client, while maximizing usage of the resort property.

LeoPalace Resort

LeoPalace Resort

BRANDING / GRAPHIC DESIGN

LeoPalace Resort

CLIENT: Leo Palace Guam Corporation

To attract high-end clientele, increase occupancy rates, and focus on luxury and superior service, LeoPalace sought to rebrand and renovate their hotel. Our branding team started by developing a captivating story of opulence and mystery about the resort, its history, and location on the island. A gold medallion, a symbol of luxury and adventure, became a touchstone of this story and the new identity.

By renovating and rebranding at the same time, opportunities were created to weave the new brand into every aspect of the design. RIM’s team incorporated the new identity into custom finishes, advertising campaigns, staff uniforms, and even the customer service processes. A 200-page Brand Book was created by the Branding & Graphic Design team for the client for consistent standards. 

Ballast Point Downtown Disney

Ballast Point Downtown Disney

HOSPITALITY / RESTAURANT

Ballast Point Downtown Disney

ROLE:  Architect of Record and Interior Design
CLIENT:  Ballast Point Brewing Company
PRESS:

Disney Blog  OC Register 

Recognized as the first-ever brewery in Downtown Disney, Ballast Point Brewing Company offers something unique–special beers produced on-site, including some limited-edition brews made just for Disneyland. The 4,000-square foot glass-enclosed bar and restaurant, designed by RIM, also includes an adjacent 2,500-square foot outdoor beer garden, a dining room, and a kitchen. With seating for 220, the seafaring venue offers views of the Downtown Disney promenade below. Its interior spaces mimic the hull of a ship with sailing references that include wooden interior ribbing, boat tie downs, sea life murals, and suggestions of ocean waves. 

The Downtown Disney district is open from 6am – 2am daily and is the main passage way for guests staying at the Disney hotel properties. Hence, one of the main challenges entailed construction in an environment that operates 24 hours of the day.  Additionally, one of the hotels, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, is located directly across from the brewery, with hotel rooms facing the site. Therefore, typical construction methods were revised to minimize sound from the construction site.