The Hershey Entertainment & Resort Co., Inc. (HERCO) hired Reynolds to provide owner’s representative services for their pool renovation and addition project. The project included two pools: a gradual entry pool with water-spraying castle play area, and a main pool that includes a water walk on floating pads. A covered twist slide runs outdoors before returning inside. There are also an outdoor splash pad and a whirlpool. Non-aquatic features include a fitness center, arcade, and dining.
HERCO also hired Reynolds as the general contractor to provide preconstruction and construction management at-risk services for renovations and a small addition to the existing interior swimming pool and to build a new fitness center at The Hotel Hershey. The project required special attention to the design and construction of the building envelope and HVAC systems to ensure proper humidity and air pressurization.
The major challenge of both projects was constructing in and around an occupied hotel facility and completing the projects before the start of the summer season.
Pool renovation and addition project:
Solutions: Construction Management
Architect: Architectural Design Consultants, Inc.
Square Feet: 26,000 additions and renovations
Construction Cost: $12.5 million
Pool addition and fitness center project:
Square Feet: 6,200 additions and renovations
Construction Cost: $3.8 million