Champion Commercial Structures Continues Expansion into the Hotel Construction Market with Resorts and Hotel Franchises

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Company dips into the luxury resort market, gains momentum providing modular hotels across the United States.

A year ago, we began our push to encourage hotel franchisees and owners to consider modular construction because it offers a measurable advantage over other construction methods.

Champion Commercial Structures, a division of Champion Home Builders, Inc., the leading commercial modular supplier in North America, today announced that it has begun construction of an 83 room hotel for Jay Peak Resort, a luxury ski resort in Northern Vermont. The project marks the seventh hotel project undertaken by Champion Commercial Structures in the past 12 months.

With simultaneous hotel projects located in Louisiana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Vermont, Champion is able to demonstrate the company’s unique geographic reach by leveraging its 30 manufacturing facilities strategically located across North America and the United Kingdom.

“A year ago, we began our push to encourage hotel franchisees and owners to consider modular construction because it offers a measurable advantage over other construction methods. After all, while the cost of modular construction may be similar to traditional building methods, it is always faster, and when it comes to hotel room rates – time is truly money,” said Jack Lawless, Chief Executive Officer, Champion Home Builders. “Over the last year, several national hotel chains have employed Champion’s modular solution, including La Quinta, Microtel and Comfort Inn, as well as several independent labels such as Serka (SRK) Hospitality, Stay USA and Dakota Landing.”

In addition to constructing the modules for the project, Champion frequently performs additional scopes of work, assuming responsibility for the hotel building from the foundation to completion. By packaging the modular solution with other site trades, Champion is able to offer customers a complete package that allows the company to control both costs and schedule.

The wider North American acceptance of modular building in the hotel industry comes as Champion’s United Kingdom Caledonian division continues to press the envelope, building up to 17 story modular apartments and hotels throughout the United Kingdom.

“From our operations in the United Kingdom, we have known for some time from that modular construction is the future of hotel and apartment building. What surprises me is how quickly North America has embraced this new building method, and we at Champion are proud to play our part in that fundamental change in the way we build,” Lawless said.

About Champion
Troy, Michigan-based Champion Home Builders, Inc. is the number one brand in off-site residential and commercial construction which, through its operating subsidiaries, manufactures buildings at 30 facilities in North America and the United Kingdom. Champion built homes are sold through a network of more than 1,000 builders, retailers and developers located throughout North America.

Champion Commercial Structures, a division of Champion, specializes in multifamily, commercial and industrial modular construction serving developers, builders and large value institutional clients. The Champion Commercial Family operates in the USA (Champion Commercial Structures), the UK (Caledonian Building Systems) and in Canada (Gibraltar Industries).

For more information, visit:
http://www.championcommercial.com
http://www.championhomes.com

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