WYNDHAM RIO MAR
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Since 2006, CSA Group has assisted Wyndham Vacation Ownership in their due diligence, permitting and design for the development of the hotel and timeshares at the Corporation’s Río Mar resort in Río Grande. The property includes 4 parcels totaling approximately 22 acres.
Located along the coastline of Puerto Rico, the development needed to comply with strict local, federal and client related environmental conservation policies and regulations. Permitting services included obtaining a US Corps of Engineers exception, local pre-construction permits, agency endorsements and authorizations plus all related environmental studies. CSA provided civil and MEP designs services and coordinated with the Architect of Record, landscapers, pool designers, lighting, structural, interior designers and geotechnical consultants.
The seven-story facility consists of 588 guest rooms, a large convention center, spa and outdoor facilities. Renovation of the property involved 400 guest rooms and common areas (500,000 sq. ft.). The remaining 188 hotel rooms were converted to 132 timeshare units.
The MEP systems had deteriorated due to a lack of maintenance by the previous owner requiring cost effective solutions to repair/upgrade the systems.
CSA identified and applied energy conservation measures to the remodel design and provided all MEP engineering documents, design, assistance during bidding/negotiations and services during construction for the renovation and timeshare conversion work.