Elevating
Expectations
for Hotel Construction
Big Horn Mountains
outside Sheridan, Wyoming

By Using Modular to Solve Construction Challenges, Mountaintop Hotel Opens Three Months Early

A short building season, few qualified crews and a hard-to-reach mountain setting posed challenges to the developer. Genesis modular construction helped overcome these obstacles while accelerating the building of this 48-room resort hotel by three months over site-built methods.

PROJECT SCOPE
  • Modular units flank a site-constructed central lobby
  • 48 hotel units of which two are Genesis-designed handicap units
  • Genesis crews provided factory construction and site installation
  • 30-day construction schedule met
CHALLENGE
Overcome a difficult-to-reach setting, 8,700 feet above sea level, and local skilled labor shortage to complete mountaintop hotel units before fast-approaching winter halted construction.


SOLUTION
  • Champion in-plant modular construction eliminated the need to have building materials delivered to the hard-to-reach site.
  • Champion's own crews installed and weather-sealed units on site in only 15 days.
  • Time between start of construction in the plant to on-site installation was only 30 days.
  • Hotel units were weather-tight before onset of winter


CLIENT
Passage Resort

PROJECT TYPE
Mountaintop Hotel

BUILDER
Champion Home Builders of Nebraska

"We saved at least three months...(and) I didn't have to provide housing for a framing crew of 20, nor full plumbing or electrical crews..."

Andy Wallen, general manager of Passages Resort