GRAND SUMMIT RENOVATION UPDATE – Model Room and Crown Club Underway

Dear Summit Owners,

The future is now at the Grand Summit Hotel!

We are excited to share that two long awaited projects are officially underway at the Grand Summit Hotel! On October 24th, the first power tools were fired up and construction began on our first-ever update of the Crown Club since opening day in 1992 and on the renovation of a new Model Room to guide long-anticipated and necessary updates to kitchens, bathrooms, furniture, windows, doors, and flooring.

With careful planning and targeted investments, we have been fortunate to get as many years as possible out of our rooms and common areas. It’s amazing to think that the industry standard for room renovation is 7-10 years, yet many of the elements in the Grand Summit rooms have not been updated in 30 years.

Building on our work in the Common Areas, this project will continue to raise the profile of the Grand Summit.  In similar renovations at Boyne managed properties, there have been increases in average daily room rate and price per available room. 

We now have an opportunity to look ahead and plan for a future where owners can enjoy modern fixtures and furnishings while the stature and reputation of the Grand Summit can grow among guests and the Boyne family of resorts.

The renovated Crown Club will be completed first and feature an updated kitchen and all new furnishings. It will include more diverse seating options, a family area, and a more open floor plan.  In owner surveys, these improvements were rated as very important and the Summit Condominium Owners Association (HOA) Board prioritized this project for 2022. 

We look forward to celebrating with you in the new Crown Club after its expected completion in December!

Completion of the Model Room is the next important step in the room renovation process. The Model Room will not only allow the ownership the opportunity to experience and provide feedback about a renovated room but allow the project team to understand functionality, quality, appropriate scope and any additional information relative to the larger renovation of all guest room.  We are looking forward to bringing the hotel back up to its full potential, with all the benefits to owners and guests that that will bring.

Well before all of this work began, the Summit HOA Executive Board researched, interviewed and put together a room renovation project team with the experience to successfully complete the full-scale project.  The project team has been meeting weekly for the last six months in preparation for the work that started last week.

To lead the Model Room process as the Project Manager representing the Summit HOA, the board  hired Christine Kendall. Christine is the owner of HEC+A and HE Callahan, based in Auburn, Maine, and has over 20 years of commercial Project Management experience and is an avid skier. She has been an integral part of the model room planning and will be on-site weekly during the construction phase of the project.  In addition, she has been working to determine best practices and efficiencies for the larger room renovation project. Christine’s role on the project team is to coordinate all parties and advocate for the best interests of the Summit HOA. 

The design work for the Model Room has been completed by Christine Burdick Design. CBD is a New England based commercial design firm that pulls inspiration from the natural landscape. Burdick and her team are very familiar with the Grand Summit Hotel. Recently they designed and executed the renovation of the hotels guest hallways, lobbies and Sunday River’s renovation of the Grand Ballroom. 

DEW Construction has been hired to complete the construction work on the Model Room. DEW is a New England based commercial firm specializing in construction management and general contracting services.  They have decades of experience in the hotel industry and ski industry. 

The team your board has hired has over 100 years of combined experience in renovation and has been working hard to make progress towards renovating all 230 rooms of the hotel. It is an exciting time at the Grand Summit Hotel! We look forward to sharing additional details about the production phase of room renovations soon and having you be a part of the future of the Grand Summit Hotel!

Renovations are exciting, so to help you stay abreast of the progress, we’ll be posting updates, photos, and short videos on our new project webpage: https://summitowners.net/renovation-updates/.

Warm regards,

Karen Geraghty, Chair                                                                           

On behalf of the Summit Condominium Owners Association Board                          

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