Carlson Hotels Worldwide is relying in part on Birch Street Systems to track and manage furniture and equipment procurement, and to manage project timelines as it renovates more than 250 Country Inns & Suites throughout North America.
Birch Street says its Capital Projects Management Suite is the hospitality industry's first comprehensive solution for the management of multi-property hotel renovation initiatives.
Built on top of the Birch Street's e-procurement platform, the CPMS adds project management by room type and phase, and automates budget creation based on design theme selection and property profile information such as room count and common area square footage.
"A renovation project of this magnitude is highly complex with dozens of sub-projects happening concurrently," says Jim Grimshaw, a Carlson Hotels vice president. "We wanted to ensure brand consistency while adding value by simplifying the process for our hotel licensees. We selected Birch Street's Capital Projects Management Suite because it is the only solution tailored to the needs of our industry that combines project management with procurement on a portfolio-wide scale."
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