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C4T is pleased to have contributed in developing the following projects:
 






Marina Badalona Hotel
Country: España / Spain
Year: 2017
Description: Conceptual development, technical project, feasibility study and global management of the Marina Badalona Hotel, in Barcelona

Highlights:
220 BEACHFRONT ROOMS, NEXT TO THE NEW MARINA
UNDERGROUND PARKING AND PUBLIC SQUARE
GLOBAL INVESTMENT € 30 MILLION

Key project challenges:
• Develop an emblematic tourist project on the Barcelona coast, with great visual impact on the seafront.
• Connect the marina and the Badalona beach, creating a tourist interest hub
• Conceptualize a mid-high-end urban and holiday hotel with a unique touch, betting on a prestigious hotel brand, with presence in Barcelona.
• Develop the hotel viability with a precise calculation of the capacity of attraction to the area.
• Manage the implementation of the proposal and integration with the existing equipment on the seafront, seeking synergies.
 






Los Cabos - Todos Santos Materplan
Country: México / Mexico
Year: 2017
Description: Strategic Planning - Masterplan and Feasibility Study - and research for Operators and Investors to develop the project initially called "Cabo Santos Eco-Luxury Resort"- 300 ha

Highlights:
300 HECTARES IN THE LOS CABOS REGION
4 LUXURY HOTELS + 482 HOUSING UNITS + COMPLEMENTARY BUSINESSES
GLOBAL INVESTMENT $ 706 MILLION

Key project challenges:
• Evaluate the location and particularities of its competitive environment to identify the businesses that have a greater suitability and potential for the development of their activity according to the aforementioned characteristics.
• Analyze the physical, landscape and legal framework in order to determine the impacts and relationship of the intervention with the environment.
• Conduct an economic feasibility study, which includes from the basic economic premises to the viability of the operation and the calculation of the financial magnitudes related to the investment and its relation with the results.
• Identify and carry out the search and selection process of the best hotel operators for the corresponding business units in the sector.
 






Los Cabos - Todos Santos Market Research
Country: México / Mexico
Year: 2017
Description: Los Cabos – Todos Santos Market Overview

Key project challenges:

• Obtain a general but exhaustive overview of the markets in which the Cabo Santos project aims to operate: hotel, residential, catering and leisure market, tourism market at a regional level.
• Prepare the ground for the Master Plan and the Feasibility Study of the Cabo Santos project.
• Study the tourist accommodation (hotel) market, the catering and leisure market and the residential market, in the closest area (Todos Santos) and regional area (with emphasis on Los Cabos) as well as international reference examples known for their high level.
• Formulate recommendations for the project within 7 conceptual axes: sustainability, growth, excellence and exclusivity, design, activities, management and strategies.
 






Altos de Batele
Country: Panamá / Panama
Year: 2017
Description: Feasibility Study and Master Plan Development for the enham¡ncement of the Altos de Batele area, province of Panamá West - 160 ha

Key project challenges:

• To propose a comprehensive urban development for the Altos de Batele area, with emphasis on the long-term capacity of the global ecosystem.
• To determine the needs for rehabilitation, construction, improvement and capacity of the infrastructure of the services (communications infrastructures, potable water and wastewater, energy distribution, waste treatment, among others).
• To propose the allocation of a comprehensive management of the area, through a Project Management that coordinates with the competent institutions, monitoring and administration for the faithful execution of the plan formulated for the sustainable development of the sector.
• To carry out an economic evaluation oriented mainly to provide the basic elements that allow establishing the economic and financial viability of the plan for a period of fifteen years. Determine the possible sources of financing. Consider the criteria from the economic, environmental, accessibility, financial, social, technological, logistic and urban planning point of view.
 






Multifunctional center CABECA - Phase 1 urbanization
Country: Andorra
Year: 2017
Description: Project Management of the civil works and integrated global development of CABECA

Key project challenges:

• To coordinate a large scale project – a multifunctional center with 526,000m2 built area, on a 17.5 hectare land located in Encamp, next to the entrance of the Two Valires tunnel.
• To plan the intervention and collaboration of the actors involved, respecting the calendar of works and the marketing schedule.
• To advise the client for the marketing actions.
• To carry out preliminary studies adapting the project in line with the search for operators and investors.
 






Amador, Review of the Strategic Plan
Country: Panamá / Panama
Year: 2016
Description: Master Planning and specialized Strategic Planning of Tourist Activities, in order to achieve the maximum harmony of the proposed development with the territory it should occupy.

Challenges of the project:

• To carry out a New Amador Tourism Strategic Plan, based on the update of the Strategic Plan made in April of 2012, the tourist vision of the Tourism Authority of Panama through the Master Plan of Sustainable Tourism 2007-2020 and the opportunities generated by the expansion of the Panama Canal.
• To develop a new integrated urban development plan for the Amador area with emphasis on the long-term capacity of the global ecosystem.
• To propose the allocation of a comprehensive management of the area, through a Project Management that coordinates with the competent institutions, monitoring and administration for the faithful execution of the reformulated plan for the sustainable development of Amador.
• To identify and quantify needs for rehabilitation, construction, improvement and capacity of the infrastructure of the services (communications infrastructures, potable water and wastewater, energy distribution, waste treatment, among others).
• To carry out an economic evaluation oriented mainly to provide the basic elements that allow establishing the economic and financial viability of the new plan for a period of fifteen years. Determine the possible sources of financing.
• To create the necessary urban and strategic framework to build, in the Amador sector, the world-class convention center that will provide the country with satisfactory conditions in terms of basic services in accordance with the needs of the territory and sustainable with the resources of the country.
 






Palma Auditorium
Country: España / Spain
Year: 2016
Description: Feasibility study and conceptual proposal for the new Auditorium of the Balearic Symphony Orchestra

Key project challenges:

• To respond to the initiative of the Amics de la Sinfónica Association with a design and management proposal for a new civic facility in the Levante area of the Balearic capital.
• To support the Symphony Orchestra of the Balearic Islands "City of Palma" in its attempt to become one of the greatest cultural exponents of the islands.
• To increase the resources of the Symphony Orchestra, as well as strengthen relations with the Balearic society through by approaching its citizens and revitalizing musical activity.
• To encourage musical activity, providing more visibility to the Symphony Orchestra and create an alternative space for concerts and cultural events, in an emblematic site in the city.
 






ITSE
Country: Panamá / Panama
Year: 2016
Description: Study for the design and construction of the Higher Technical Institute of the East (ITSE), in the province of Panama

Challenges of the project:

• Make ITSE an attractive and motivating place for students: generate an environment conducive to creativity and study, but also for social interaction.
• Be able to respond to functional, environmental, landscape and economic criteria (in terms of sustainability), in line with the global concept.
• Take into account the future expansion (air train connecting Metro and Airport) in the Master Plan, assigning the location of the possible station and the interconnection to the air train.
 






Palma waterfront
Country: España / Spain
Year: 2015
Description: Proposal for improvement and revitalization of the Palma de Mallorca waterfront

Key project challenges:

• To renew the public space and ensure viability in a section of 1.45 km of coastline, creating new spaces for leisure activities, restaurants and/or culture spaces: 10.800m2 built area, corresponding to 7 viewing platforms.
• To take advantage of the great potential of the sea front starting from a central section (Catedral - Punta des Gas) developed as a promenade with leisure and cultural attractions.
• To complement the leisure and touristic activities supply for visitors to the historic center of Palma.
• To attract prestigious international operators and investors and consolidated brands in the Balearic market.
• To define a suitable business unit, as a basic module: a 72x36m platform, with 1,800m2 of usable premises for leisure, restaurants and/or culture activities, and about 800m2 of polyvalent free space, partially covered with ephemeral/demountable elements (pergolas); planned uses: beach club, night club, gastronomic restaurants, retail, showrooms, space for meetings and events.
• Develop the viability of the project with a precise calculation of the attraction capacity to the area and a phased planning.
 






White Mountain geriatric resort, Baishan
Country: China
Year: 2015
Description: Retirement & Seniror community White Mountain Resort

Key project challenges:

• To conceptualize and draft the technical project for geriatric residential buildings.
• To preparation drafts and detailed design projects for the development of outdoor areas.
• To prepare business consulting documents and elaborate strategy to optimize space and resources in architecture and urban development.
• To promote synergies between the various proposals and ideas, increasing the benefits and minimizing the drawbacks.
• To generate new economic flows, creating quality jobs and wealth for the local community.
 






Plan to improve and promote public spaces in Doha
Country: Qatar
Year: 2015
Description: Development Plan for public spaces in the Doha Diplomatic Area

Key project challenges:

• To analyze the current territorial and cultural situation, to identify problems like the lack of sun protection, the lack of furniture and interest attractions, etc., and address them with technical and strategic proposals.
• To create a welcoming public space for the pedestrian, an oasis in the middle of the arid climate and environment.
• To design and implement a series of oasis-like places and friendly connections between them.
• To generate (inside the net of oasis-like places) a micro climate that can make the outdoor space approachable despite the heat.
 






Marina Hemingway
Country: Cuba
Year: 2015
Description: Location and context analysis and conceptualization of the business model and the structure of the territory. Operation coordination and management responsible of the area of extra-hotel services and experience park.

Challenges of the project:

• Develop a high standard complex internationally.
• Work with all the client formats that the city can receive (businessmen, groups, individual tourism, yachtsmen, etc.).
• Attract brands of recognized international prestige to settle in the facilities of the complex.
• Carry out a detailed study of the area in the face of future climate changes, so that investments last as long as possible.
• Respect the environment and incorporate Cuban values to the proposals that are approved. Value the inclusion of Cuban franchise products.
• Use technologies that promote saving and protection of the environment.
• Compliance with urban regulations in the area.
 






INSOTEL CalaTarida – TUI Sensatori
Country: España / Spain
Year: 2014
Description: Adaptation of the INSOTEL Cala Tarida resort for its operation as a TUI Sensatori resort.

Key project challenges:

• Rebranding: to restore and improve the facilities of the INSOTEL Cala Tarida resort, according to the TUI Sensatori operation canons and style book.
• To coordinate the change of image concentrating the interventions in key points of the resort
• To optimize the execution time to match (at most) with the low season
• To maintain the character and strengths of the existing resort, making them compatible with Sensatori ideals
• To adapt the facilities in order to improve their accessibility: eliminate architectural barriers in the pools and accesses and construction of new pools with direct access from the rooms (swim-up pools).
 






Sherman Area, Colón
Country: República de Panamá / Republic of Panama
Year: 2010
Description: Master Planning & Feasibility Study, Investors and Operators Search for the new Tourism Development Pole at Fort Sherman Area. Contracted by Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Panama - UABR (Unidad Administrativa de Bienes Revertidos) - 266 Hectars.

Key project challenges:

• To upgrade Fort Sherman’s capabilities as a tourism development site; a former U.S. Army base, handed back to Panama, to be transformed into a tourism destination including businesses that are both profitable and attractive to investors and operators.
• To be scrupulously respectful towards both the environment and the local history and identity.
• To design a job creating project becoming a major repositioning factor for the District of Colon.
• To develop the new destination’s master coherently with the latter challenges whilst remaining both attractive and functional.
• That the master plan provides a suitable balance between the investment amounts required from the developer and the profitability expectations.
• That both the survey and the master plan take into account all the existing encumbrances, easements and concessions.

 






Gran Hotel Bahía de Panamá & Residences, Panama City
Country: República de Panamá / Republic of Panama
Year: 2010
Description: Feasibility Study for the mix use project Gran Hotel Bahía de Panamá & Residences 5*GL - 345 Rooms, 90 Apartments.

Key project challenges:

• To evaluate the project feasibility of a tourism development to make it both profitable and unique within an increasingly competitive market.
• To design a singular product having differential elements in comparison with its competition whilst meeting demand’s expectations and requirements.
• To find the right residential + hospitality product mix.
 






Boutique Hotel, Budapest
Country: Hungría / Hungary
Year: 2009
Description: Market Overview & Location Analisys for a Boutique Hotel development project to be operated by spanisho hotel chain - 100 Rooms.
Project developed on collaboration basis with PKF Hotelexperts Austria.

Key project challenges:

• To analyse the future hotel location, ascertaining its suitability within a highly competitive market where location becomes a prime success factor.
• To analyse the project competitive environment, Budapest market supply and demand, as well as to provide insights on its future evolution.
• That both the market overview and the location analyses allow determining the right product typology to be developed.
 






Parroquia de Encamp
Country: Andorra
Year: 2010
Description: Location Analisys & Market Overviews in order to define the best land urban use.

Key project challenges:

• To evaluate the location in terms of potential uses and business typologies of a 17 ha site in Encamp, Andorra, ascertaining its potential for the development of specific businesses and activities.
• To evaluate the potential market for the different businesses typologies considered.
• To evaluate and carry out a country diagnosis in terms of capabilities and suitability to host new business activities.
• To create what we understand as a “forecast scenario” allowing us to identify the basic and necessary conditions for the future development of the potential businesses already identified.
 






Educational Leisure Parks
Country: España / Spain
Year: 2009
Description: Commercial Dossier, Financial Review & Forecast, Organizational Structure and Implementation Plan, for Educational Leisure Parks Project - 36 Hectars.

Key project challenges:

• To undertake a preliminary analysis of a start up project related to themed leisure.
• To evaluate the future park’s business generation potential and its ability to carry out specific investments.
• To evaluate the park’s potential frequentation and turnover on the basis of its different activities and business units.
• To preliminary design its internal organisational structure.
• To preliminary design a business model including the park itself along with other initiatives based upon the same primary idea.
 






Tecnical Report on Public Grants
Country: España / Spain
Year: 2010
Description: European Public Grants Technical Report for the project Wadi Ash Emotional Theme Park - 260 Hectars.

Key project challenges:

• To provide the client with a broad outlook of the potential sources of both national and international public financing for its project.
• To evaluate the project potentialities to obtain public grants and the project level of compatibility with the requisites from different sources of public finance for the development of projects.
 






Wadi Ash, Granada
Country: España / Spain
Year: 2010
Description: Concept, Development & Feasibility Study for the Wadi Ash Emotional Theme Park, inspired on the Nazarí historical period - 260 Hectars.

Key project challenges:

• To develop a tourism and leisure project based upon cultural tourism having enough attraction capability as to support a substantial investment: an anchor project.
• To capitalise the pulling power of both Granada city and the Alhambra as cultural tourism poles of attraction.
• To create a leisure experience complementary to visiting the Alhambra.
• To develop an infrastructure and lodging supply programme matching project expectances.
• To conceptualise an emotional area based upon the Andalusi historical period, offering a very remarkable leisure experience and coupled with the avoidance of any sort of banality.
• To correctly forecast the phased growth of such themed emotional area, balancing the investments with the development phasing.
• To model the economic feasibility of the emotional area and each of its different business units, including an accurate calculation of its attraction capability and frequentation.
• To obtain support and achieve recognition from different public bodies and institutions.
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