HPG International MEA awarded iconic heritage project
Overlooking the historic Bosporus and Istanbul’s old town, The Peninsula Istanbul is a 177-key property apportioned over 4 buildings. It will also have ballrooms, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, spa and a waterfront garden. Forming part of the larger Galataport project, the hotel will be surrounded by a promenade that includes cultural and retail spaces for the local community.
If the process of procurement is a small but essential cogwheel, the supply chain process is the entire machine. Without this machine, a hotel remains at its shell and core. This is especially critical while working on heritage projects. The architectural integrity of the building must be carefully maintained. Newer additions often take away from the authenticity of the space.
“As consultants for FF&E and OS&E, we are tasked with creating a space that does not alter the building’s footprint,” says Darryl Rego, Managing Director of HPG International Middle East & Africa (HPGI MEA).
Elaborating on their unique process structure, HPGI MEA begins by formulating a detailed supply chain strategy that includes but is not limited to procurement. This particularly takes in to account the specialist nature of a project like The Peninsula Istanbul. Design specifications are largely bespoke, leaving little room for variations. When applied, the aesthetic must work across all room types and public spaces.
Additionally, there are always unexpected encounters when working within the limitations that a heritage project enlists. From Concept & Design to Delivery & Installation, HPGI MEA conducts product validation and extensive quality control to ensure that all high-level time and budget parameters are met.
As the project progresses towards its soft opening, the HPGI MEA team continues to liaise between their manufacturing partners and supplier network and the design team to yield tangible, efficient results.
The property is a joint venture between Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, along with Dogus Holding and BLG Capital, a part of Bilgili Holding. It is scheduled to open in Q4, 2020.
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