In 1991 The Alton Group
was retained by the Plaza Fifth Avenue Partners. The Alton Group served as Owner's
Representative and Project Manager for that group during the purchase of the Frederick and
Nelson Store (formally Lippman-Wolfe Building) and during the subsequent development of
the Historic Fifth Avenue Suites Hotel.
The Fifth Avenue Suites Hotel is the Alton Groups prime example of serving as
Owners Representative from inception to successful completion.
In 1991 the esteemed (and indefatigable) Harold Moose retained the Alton Group as his
Owners Representative. For five years we assisted him in the due diligence,
negotiations, and purchase of the 1914 Historic Building. We offered several potential
uses, completed design options and cost analysis. We supervised the selection of the
design team and assisted in the selection of the General Contractor.
In 1995 Mr. Harold Moose and Mr. Bill Kimpton reached an agreement in which the
Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group would complete the design and build-out the facility.
During the construction phase the Alton Group served as Owners Representative and
was also retained as a Consultant to the Kimpton Group.
The $26,000,000.00 Historic Suites Hotel opened in 1997-to immediate success.