MJM Group to Build Dual-Brand Marriott Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, NC, September 19, 2016 – MJM Group, a leading Marriott developer based in Raleigh, NC, will develop a new 188-room dual-brand hotel that includes a 94-room Courtyard by Marriott and a 94-room Marriott Residence Inn.  Construction is expected to begin this Sept., and the hotel is scheduled to be completed by March of 2018.

The $45 million seven-story hotel will be built at 9110 Harris Corners Parkway in Charlotte, NC.  The 130,000-square-foot hotel will feature a shared Courtyard and Residence Inn lobby, Courtyard’s latest bistro concept, two patio areas with an outdoor swimming pool, an oversized exercise room, and meeting room space.  In addition, the project will generate a portion of the hotel’s power requirements through alternative energy technology.  The company also plans to provide charging stations for electric cars.

The hotel will be adjacent to the Harris Corners Corporate Park, within minutes from Northlake Mall, and located only eight miles north of downtown Charlotte.  According to MJM Group’s CEO Anuj N. Mittal, “the location, amenities, and the brand-mix make this a destination hotel for both corporate and leisure travelers.”  He added that “We at MJM Group, along with our team, are committed to providing a high quality hotel to all Marriott guests and valued customers.”

The project’s design, construction, advisory and management team includes architect The Lawrence Group based in Charlotte, NC; interior design and architecture firm Gray Design based in St. Louis, MO, and; national hotel advisory firm Paramount Lodging Advisors based in Chicago, IL.  The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company, a nationally recognized construction firm headquartered in Baltimore, MD, has been selected as the general contractor for the project.  This flagship property will be managed by leading hotel management group Midas Hospitality based in St. Louis, MO.  Financing for the project is provided by Live Oak Bank based in Wilmington, NC.

Founded in 2004, MJM Group is also the developer of the dual-brand Residence Inn and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Charlotte Airport, which is expected to open this Oct.  MJM Group’s principals are Anuj and Vinita Mittal, and their company previously developed the 109-room Courtyard by Marriott at Triangle Town Center-North Raleigh, which won Marriott’s Platinum Circle, Diamond Circle, and Gold Circle awards in consecutive years.

MJM Group had previously begun construction of a 118-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel at this location in late 2012.  Its development was stopped midway due to design and construction issues.  The hotel’s shell was ultimately demolished in 2015 to make way for this new dual-brand hotel.

“We look forward to working with some of the industry’s most recognized leaders,” said Kurt Furlong, Midas Hospitality’s Principal and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  “This dual-brand concept is perfect for the area’s mix of corporate transient and extended stay clientele.  The location’s proximity to so many of Charlotte’s corporate and leisure demand generators, focal points and highways will help us draw visitors from near and far.”

For more information, contact Midas Hospitality’s Kurt Furlong at (314) 692-0100 or visit http://www.midashospitality.com.

Midas Hospitality Hires Revenue Management Coordinator

ST. LOUIS, MO, September 12, 2016 – Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, recently hired Jacob Neubauer as its Revenue Management Coordinator.  In this position, Neubauer will assist the hotels and the Directors of Revenue Management with the implementation and execution of company-wide revenue management initiatives.  This includes pricing strategies, quarterly revenue management objectives, and Ecommerce opportunities.

Jacob NeubauerPrior to joining Midas Hospitality, Neubauer worked in the hospitality industry as a sales manager and in guest services.  He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

“We are excited to have Jacob at our company,” said Kurt Furlong, Principal and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  “He is an excellent candidate who will play an integral role in helping to maximize hotel room revenue at our properties.”

Founded in 2006, Midas Hospitality has developed, opened and currently manages numerous properties including 26 hotels in 11 states.  The company serves global brands including Hilton, IHG, Marriott, and Starwood.  Midas Hospitality’s headquarters are located at 1804 Borman Circle Dr. in Maryland Heights, Mo.

For more information, call (314) 692-0100 or visit http://www.midashospitality.com.

Midas Hospitality Hires New Task Force Director of Sales

ST. LOUIS, MO, August 30, 2016 – Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, recently hired Karen Pitts as its Task Force Director of Sales.  In this position, Pitts will provide additional support to the company’s growing portfolio by conducting on-property assistance and ongoing training.  Pitts also will assist with implementing sales and marketing strategies for the company’s multi-branded hotels.  This includes supervising, monitoring and developing programs based on Midas Hospitality’s existing standard operation procedures.

Karen PittsPitts is a seasoned hospitality sales and management professional.  Prior to joining Midas Hospitality, Pitts worked as either director of sales or sales manager for numerous hotels throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan area.  She focused on maintaining client relationships by ensuring excellent service, as well as budget and profit control.

“Karen brings a vast amount of experience to our organization,” said Kurt Furlong, Principal and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.  “We look forward to her providing additional support to the field.”

Founded in 2006, Midas Hospitality has developed, opened and currently manages numerous properties including 26 hotels in 11 states.  The company serves global brands including Hilton, IHG, Marriott, and Starwood.  Midas Hospitality’s headquarters are located at 1804 Borman Circle Dr. in Maryland Heights, MO.

For more information, call (314) 692-0100 or visit http://www.midashospitality.com.

Midas Hospitality and MC Hotel Construction Hold Ribbon Cutting

ST. LOUIS, MO, August 11, 2016 – Midas Hospitality, a premier hotel management group, and sister company MC Hotel Construction, a general contractor specializing in new hotel construction and renovations, recently held a ribbon cutting for their new headquarters located at 1804 Borman Circle Dr. in Maryland Heights.

The companies have a combined 45 employees. Their 20,000-square-foot building was purchased for $1.85 million, and MC Hotel Construction made $750,000 in renovations. Gray Design was the project’s architect.

Founded in 2006, Midas Hospitality has developed, opened and currently manages numerous properties including 26 hotels in 11 states. The company serves global brands including Hilton, IHG, Marriott, and Starwood.

MC Hotel Construction has built seven hotels, completed five renovations, and currently has seven projects under construction for Hilton, IHG, Marriott, and Starwood since its inception in 2010. The company has constructed hotels in Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, and South Carolina.

Midas Hospitality and MC Hotel Construction's ribbon cuttingPictured from left to right holding the scissors are the City of Maryland Heights’ council member Jim Carver with Midas Hospitality’s Managing Member and CEO David Robert.

For more information, call (314) 692-0100 or visit http://www.midashospitality.com or http://www.mchotelconstruction.com.

MC Hotel Construction – Fastest-Growing Private Company in St. Louis, MO

ST. LOUIS BUSINESS JOURNAL – ST. LOUIS, MO, June 10, 2016 – Company growth continues to build for MC Hotel Construction, a Maryland Heights-based general contracting firm that specializes in hotel construction and renovation, thanks to an upswing in the hospitality industry.

MC Hotel Construction Founders

J.T. Norville and David Robert

“We wanted to build a company that was an expert in the hotel industry,” J.T. Norville, managing member and CFO, said.

The hospitality industry generated $176 billion in lodging sales revenue in 2014, according to the latest figures available from the American Hotel & Lodging Association. That’s up from $163 billion in 2013.  When business is good for hotels, it’s also good for MC Hotel Construction, which saw revenue balloon 1,526 percent from 2012 to 2014. In 2013, revenue stood at $1.04 million; in 2015 it was $17 million. The company is projecting $46 million in revenue for 2016. It also is planning to add five jobs in project management and supervision this year.

Founded by David Robert in 2010 as an affiliate of St. Louis-based hotel developer and operator Midas Hospitality, MC Hotel Construction has built or renovated hotels across the Midwest and South. It has done work for some big-name national brands, such as Marriott, Hilton, IHG and Legacy Suites.

That specialization, plus its connection with Midas, gives the firm an edge when it comes to securing contracts for hotels, Norville said. Since 2010, the company has built seven hotels and completed five renovations.

Currently, MC Hotel Construction has 10 ongoing projects in four states. Up next for the company is renovation of the Courtyard by Marriott in Clemson, South Carolina — which Midas Hospitality acquired for $16.5 million earlier this year — and exterior renovations of Hampton Inns in Plantation, Florida, and Gonzales, Louisiana.
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Locally, the firm recently broke ground on a Hampton Inn by Hilton in Wentzville. The $12 million project, located in the Wentzville Bluffs development, will have 109 rooms and suites across 64,000 square feet.  Projects range in cost from $5 million to $20 million and take up to 12-18 months to complete, Norville said.

Having a niche in construction doesn’t mean building is a cookie-cutter process, he said. Each hotel franchise is unique and has differing brand standards. Understanding each franchise’s requirements during construction can be a challenge, Norville said.

In addition to Norville and Robert, Jason Lind serves as director of operations.

Add any jobs in 2016? Five jobs in project management and supervision.
Leadership: David Robert, founder; J.T. Norville, managing member and CFO; Jason Lind, director of operations.

—Steph Kukuljan

St. Louis Business Journal – Fastest Growing Companies: MC Hotel Construction