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Hotel Renovation ✔️ WSM Construction

Renovate your hotel, motel or resort interior today with our expert commercial construction, renovations and general contractors in Toronto and the GTA.

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Start today with a free consultation, 1% deposit upon contract approval, and 1-year warranty on our work.

Partnering for Success

Working closely with hotel owners, architects & designers in Toronto & GTA to build unique spaces.

Expert Project Delivery

WSM project managers & hotel renovation contractors will bring your vision to life with precision.

Solid Project Safety

Securing every aspect of your commercial project with $5M liability insurance & WSIB clearance.

Planning Your Hotel Renovation Project

Hotel renovation projects are a significant undertaking. A successful renovation requires careful planning and execution.

Budgeting is a critical aspect of planning your hotel renovation project. Setting a budget upfront will ensure that your project remains financially feasible and that you can avoid surprises along the way. Begin by determining the scope of your renovation project and estimating all related expenses. Consider all factors that can impact your budget, such as labor costs, material costs, and permits and fees. Make sure to build a contingency plan for unexpected costs.

Establishing a realistic timeline is crucial. Start by identifying your project’s start and end dates and then work backward, developing a schedule that includes all of the necessary tasks and milestones. Be sure to consider all potential delays, such as shipping or delivery issues, and plan accordingly to avoid any delays that could impact your project’s completion date.

Prioritizing Areas for Renovation
Different areas of your hotel may require varying levels of attention. As such, prioritizing areas for renovation can help you allocate resources more effectively. Identify the areas that most require renovation, and consider which will provide the highest return on investment. For example, renovating guest rooms can directly impact your hotel’s revenue by increasing bookings and occupancy rates. In contrast, renovating an employee lounge may have a more indirect impact.


Designing for the Ultimate Guest Experience

Creating a guest-oriented experience during hotel renovation is crucial to ensure a positive review and customer recommendation of your hotel. Incorporating cutting-edge technology, aesthetically pleasing design, and functional spaces will result in ultimate guest satisfaction.

Current Design Trends
Modernizing a hotel’s design is essential to stay competitive in Toronto’s hospitality scene. The use of sustainable materials, open-concept spaces, and minimalist décor is currently popular, resulting in visually appealing and elegant spaces. Moreover, incorporating tech features such as smart lighting systems, touch-free check-ins and digital concierge services elevates the guest experience to a new level.

Functional spaces
Functionality is key during hotel renovation in Toronto, especially with a focus on the unique needs of guests. Providing a workspace for remote workers, a luxurious bathroom, and ample storage space will make guests feel more relaxed and comfortable. By prioritizing guests’ needs during hotel renovation, you can increase your hotel’s occupancy rate and revenue.

Personalizing Spaces
Making guests feel right at home during their stay can be accomplished by adding personalized touches such as local art pieces, plants, and a personalized welcome note. Customizing your hotel renovations to cater to guests’ unique preferences will result in a more memorable guest experience and positive reviews.


Renovation Timelines and Minimizing Disruption

When it comes to hotel renovation projects, timing is key. It’s essential to have a realistic timeline in place to ensure that the renovation project is completed on time and within budget. However, renovations can be disruptive, and hoteliers must ensure that guests are not affected by the construction work. Here are some best practices for managing timelines and disruption:

  • Phasing the renovation projects: dividing the project into smaller phases will minimize disruption and make it easier to manage.
  • Communicating with guests: Keeping guests informed about the renovation project is crucial. Hoteliers must ensure that they inform guests about the construction work, including the timeline and what areas will be affected. 
  • Coordinating with suppliers and staff: Hoteliers must ensure that suppliers and staff know when construction work will take place to minimize disruption.


Budgeting for Hotel Renovation Projects

Proper budgeting is crucial when tackling a hotel renovation project. With careful consideration and planning, you can protect your investment and achieve your desired results without breaking the bank. 

  • Establish a clear understanding of your project goals and priorities
  • Create a detailed project plan, including a comprehensive timeline and projected expenses
  • Consider hiring a professional project manager to help keep your project on track and budget
  • Research potential suppliers and contractors to find the best value for your budget
  • Budget for unexpected expenses by setting aside a contingency fund (typically 10-20% of the total budget)
  • Maximize cost savings by repurposing and refurbishing existing furniture and fixtures, rather than buying new ones


Executing a Successful Hotel Renovation

Executing a hotel renovation project requires careful planning, effective communication, and quality control.

Create a Detailed Project Management Plan

A detailed project management plan is essential to ensure that all aspects of the renovation are completed on schedule and within budget. The plan should outline all the necessary tasks, timelines, and responsible parties. By outlining all the details, there is less room for misunderstandings and errors.

Communicate Effectively with Contractors and Stakeholders

Clear communication with contractors is crucial during a hotel renovation project. Ensure that the scope of work and expectations are clearly outlined in the contract, and regular updates should be provided to stakeholders. Additionally, regularly communicate with the hotel staff to keep them informed of the renovation progress and any operational changes.

Ensure Quality Control

Quality control is imperative to ensure the longevity and durability of the hotel renovation. Ensure that materials and products used meet the appropriate industry standards, and constantly check the contractors’ work for quality assurance. Regular inspections should also be done to ensure that work is done to specifications, and any necessary adjustments are made immediately.


Budgeting TipsMinimizing Disruption
Set aside contingency funds for unexpected expensesPlan renovations in stages to minimize disruption to guests
Carefully consider which areas require renovation based on guest feedback and industry trendsRegularly communicate renovation progress and operational changes with hotel staff
Research cost-saving strategies, such as utilizing repurposed materials or taking advantage of bulk discountsCoordinate with suppliers and staff to minimize disruptions

By keeping these tips in mind and working with experienced contractors specializing in commercial renovations in Toronto, you can ensure a successful hotel renovation project that meets your expectations and delivers exceptional results.


In conclusion, successful hotel renovation projects require careful planning, effective communication, and hiring reputable contractors. By prioritizing areas for renovation, managing timelines, and minimizing disruption, hotel owners can rejuvenate their properties while maintaining guest satisfaction. By working with professional contractors specializing in commercial renovations, hotel owners can ensure a smooth execution phase and a high-quality finished product.

Our Approach to Hotel Renovation Cost

Hotel renovation costs range from $50 to $300 per square foot, depending on whether you opt for a basic upgrade or a full-scale commercial space remodeling. Below is an average estimate of renovation costs for various commercial space sizes:

Business Size (sq ft) Average Starting Cost 
1,000 $100,000 – $200,000+
2,000 $200,000 – $400,000+
3,000 $300,000 – $600,000+
5,000+ $500,000 – $1,000,000+

At WSM Construction, we focus on delivering projects within the client’s budget while maintaining high standards of quality and efficiency and we help maximize your investment, ensuring that every dollar contributes to enhancing the functionality and aesthetic of your commercial space. 

  • Accurate Estimates: We start by conducting an assessment of the hotel renovation’s scope to create a realistic budget forecast. This includes evaluating the cost of materials, estimating labor charges, calculating permit fees, and identifying potential additional expenses.
  • Cost Control: Through the constant monitoring of expenditures and regular financial reporting, we maintain tight control over the project’s budget. This proactive stance allows us to identify areas where costs can be optimized, ensuring resources are used efficiently.
  • Open Communication: Open and continuous communication is key to our approach. By working closely with hotel owners, designers, architects, contractors or trades, we can quickly adjust the budget as necessary, ensuring the project stays on track.
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Our Hotel Renovation Services: From Start to Finish

Hotel renovation is the process of constructing and transforming a space to improve its functionality and aesthetics, and our services cover every aspect of it. From detailed project planning and site preparation to the final touches of construction. 

We specialize in architectural framing, HVAC installation, custom millwork and metal fabrication, along with essential electrical and plumbing installations. Adding to our expertise, we also provide top-notch interior finishes, including painting and flooring, to ensure that your hotel renovation is executed with precision.

Renovation Planning in Toronto and the GTA

Whether you’re looking to renovate your new hotel or complete a full remodel, commercial renovation planning involves the development of a detailed project plan that outlines the scope of work, project milestones, and timelines. We also prepare a budget that takes into account your financial considerations, ensuring that the project remains within your specified cost parameters.

  • Initial Assessment: We thoroughly evaluate the current condition of the hotel to identify what needs to be changed to achieve the desired results.
  • Design Conceptualization: We work with interior designers and architects to develop detailed space plan.
  • Budgeting: Our expertise in financial planning ensures your renovation stays within budget, by allocating all the resources effectively.
  • Timeline Planning: We establish a clear and realistic timeline, based on the complexity and scope of work, prioritizing efficiency and minimizing disruption to your hotel.
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Demolition & Site Preparation

Once the plan, design and permits are approved, we can start the hotel construction project and demolition and site preparation are usually the first physical steps. Our project managers and commercial contractors ensure that this process is carried out efficiently and safely.

Demolition: Involves carefully removing any existing structures, fixtures, or materials that are not part of the new design. 

Site Preparation: Sets the foundation for a smooth renovation process, ensuring that the space is ready for the transformative work ahead.

Metal Stud Framing

Architectural framing is an essential step that involves creating the skeleton of the space and defining specific areas in line with the hotel design plan.

This step involves erecting metal stud partitions to form the architectural framework of the renovation. It’s important to note that this process focuses on the interior design elements rather than the building’s structural integrity. Metal studs are selected for their advantages in non-load-bearing applications, including their durability, fire resistance, and sustainability.

The installation of the metal studs is essential for setting the layout and ensuring the space is optimized for both functionality and aesthetics, laying the groundwork for all subsequent interior developments.

Metal Stud Framing Installation

Commercial Plumbing & Drain

Plumbing and drain work is essential for establishing the water supply and waste removal systems in your hotel, ensuring that sinks, toilets, and other water-related fixtures are efficiently installed and properly located.

This process involves installing the necessary pipes and drains, connecting fixtures such as sinks and toilets to these systems, and then conducting thorough testing to confirm that everything operates correctly and is free from leaks.

Electrical & Fire Alarm System Installation

Electrical installations involve setting up power and lighting systems to ensure the hotel has safe and efficient electricity for all its needs. This includes adding new wiring for power, lighting, and low-voltage systems to support internet, security cameras, audio systems, and other communication technologies.

Additionally, integrating a fire alarm system, complete with smoke detectors and alarms, is a crucial part of electrical installations to enhance the safety.

HVAC & Sprinkler System Installation

Installing or upgrading HVAC and sprinkler systems is crucial for ensuring a comfortable and secure environment.

  • Installation of HVAC Systems: Hotel HVAC installation focuses on creating a comfortable indoor environment through the strategic placement of ductwork, vents, and HVAC units.

  • Sprinkler System Implementation: The installation of the sprinkler system involves laying out pipes and sprinkler heads throughout the hotel to ensure a quick and effective response in case of fire.

HVAC Installation

Hotel Millwork Fabrication

Custom hotel millwork is an essential aspect of giving your space its unique character and functionality. It involves designing, fabricating, and installing custom millwork elements that cater specifically to the aesthetic and practical needs of the hotel, including but limited to:

  • Custom Cabinets
  • Wood Feature Walls
  • Reception Desks
  • Slat Wall Panels
  • Wood Ceilings
  • Banquette Seating
  • Display Shelves
  • Partition Walls
  • Lighting Fixtures
  • Privacy Screens
  • Built In Furniture
  • Acoustic Panels

Drywall Installation & Taping

Hotel drywall installation & taping is an essential step in ensuring smooth, even walls and our experts will handle the installation of drywall panels, finishing corners and edges, and taping the seams to give your walls a seamless and professional look. This process is foundational for achieving smooth, paint-ready surfaces throughout the space.

Painting & Flooring Installation

Hotel painting & flooring installation is a vital step in the renovation process, bringing the interior to life with color and texture. This phase involves carefully selecting and applying high-quality paints for a durable, aesthetically pleasing finish, and installing flooring that complements the design and functional needs of the space.

WSM Hotel Construction: Experience the Excellence

With years of expertise, a commitment to client satisfaction, and a passion for innovative construction practices WSM Construction delivers quality renovation services that will exceed your expectations, all across Toronto & the GTA.