Diverse, international project team joins together to complete luxury hotel and garners recognition for success
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. July 10, 2014 –Turner is pleased to announce that Building Design + Construction – a prominent industry publication – has recognized the project team at the JW Marriott Hanoi with a Gold Award as part of their 2014 Building Team Awards program.
The team, composed of 23 designers, consultants, and contractors from nine countries, and supported by owner Bitexco Group and hotel operator Marriott International, collaborated to meet the challenges posed by the high-end, structurally complex hotel project.The 450-room hotel’s form takes its inspiration from the mythological imagery of the dragon, which plays a significant role in the rich cultural heritage of the country.
“We rose to meet many challenges including international 5+ star standards, the complexity of the structural design, and coordination among such a diverse team to deliver a landmark project for Bitexco, the Marriott International brand, and most importantly, Vietnam.” said Le Yen Thi, deputy general director of Turner Vietnam cum business development manager for Turner’s operations in Asia.
The award recognizes a project team who has set a standard of excellence in design and construction, while meeting the needs of the owner, the occupants, and the community and the JW Marriott Hanoi is the first project in Vietnam to receive this honor award.
Award Juror Matthew Dumich, AIA, of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture said, “It’s as if someone said, ‘No one knows how to do any of this stuff. Let’s do it anyway.’ And it works.”
About JW Marriott Hanoi Hotel
The JW Marriott Hanoi Hotel is a 450-room, 5+ star hotel situated on a lake within the Vietnam National Convention Center Complex. This 75,000 square meter hotel and retail development includes three restaurants, two ballrooms, a living room, a meeting and business center, an executive lounge, a glass enclosed rooftop swimming pool with adjacent health club and poolside restaurant / bar, general public areas such as the main entrance lobby, retail areas, parking garage, and associated back of house areas.
About Turner Vietnam
Turner entered Vietnam market in 2006 and completed its first project – Bitexco Financial Tower in Ho Chi Minh City in 2010. In 2013, the company completed 2 projects including Pullman Saigon Centre Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and JW Marriott Hanoi Hotel in Hanoi. Currently, Turner Vietnam is managing Vietinbank Headquarters Towers in Hanoi and Eximbank Headquarters Tower in Ho Chi Minh City.
About Turner International
Turner has operated in 60 countries since 1965, maintaining a regional and country-focused management structure to carry out building projects. Functioning on an agency project & construction management or consultancy basis from its headquarters in New York, the International group combines the strength and insight of the U.S. general contracting company, while respecting the various environments and cultures of the countries where the projects are located. With over 1,000 staff deployed in its territories, the company currently manages projects totaling more than 36 million square meters in building area with a value of US$40 billion. For more information please visit: http://www.turnerconstruction.com/international
About Turner Construction Company
Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company. Founded in 1902, Turner first made its mark on the industry pioneering the use of steel-reinforced concrete for general building, which enabled the company to deliver safer, stronger, and more efficient buildings to clients. The company continues to embrace emerging technologies and offers an increasingly diverse set of services.
With anWWith an annual construction volume of $9 billion, Turner is the largest builder in the United States, ranking first in the major market segments of the building construction field, including healthcare, education, sports, commercial, and green building. The firm is a subsidiary of HOCHTIEF, a publicly traded company, and one of the world’s leading international construction service providers. For more information please visit: www.turnerconstruction.com.
HOCHTIEF is one of the most international construction groups worldwide. The company delivers complex infrastructure projects, in some cases on the basis of concession models. The Group operates in the transportation infrastructure, energy infrastructure and social/urban infrastructure segments as well as in the contract mining business. With nearly 81,000 employees and a sales volume of more than EUR 25 billion in FY 2013, HOCHTIEF is represented in all the world’s major markets. With its subsidiary Leighton, the Group is market leader in Australia. In the USA, the biggest construction market in the world, HOCHTIEF is the No. 1 general builder via its subsidiary Turner and, with Group company Flatiron, ranks among the most important players in the field of transportation infrastructure construction. Because of its engagement for sustainability, HOCHTIEF has been listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2006. Further information is available at: www.hochtief.com/press.