At the time of its visioning, Ontario Arena is envisioned as “Southern California’s Premier Event Center,” a dedicated facility to be purpose-built to host sports events, concerts, meetings, social events, conventions, and private parties. Integrating inspiring architecture and attractive landscaped grounds, the facility was expected to takes its place as one of the great places of the Inland Empire.
Market study and financial feasibility study for proposed regional theme park to be located at Castle Rock, Colorado, midpoint between the metropolitan areas of Denver and Colorado Springs. The venue was specifically evaluated for its competitiveness with such facilities as Elitch Gardens in Denver.
After extensive analysis it was determined that there was not likely to be sufficient demand to warrant the level of investment under consideration for the project. Recommendations were made for a scaled-down approach, more akin to an amusement park than a fully-realized theme park venue.
Production of special event commemorating the grand opening of Falcon’s Fire Golf Club. The culmination of the event was the unveiling of a bronze sculpture by Colorado sculptor James Agius, after a 3-week tease campaign in local media.
Ideation and experiential design for potential Paramount location-based entertainment venue to provide immersive brand-themed experience for major entertainment studio. Work included particular attention to “bigger than you” attractions signage design to mark the facility.
Owner representation during construction completion and for ongoing hotel asset management. Evaluated feasibility of in-house spa facilities for the hotel. Part of Aspen Mountain P.U.D. The destination resort has since been reflagged as the St. Regis Aspen.
Responsibilities included oversight of hotel management company, including capital improvement programs. On behalf of the family office of Newfield Enterprises International (NEI), itself owned the Ibrahim brothers: HES’ Abdulaziz, Khaled, and Waleed bin Ibrahim Al Ibrahim.
Aspen, Colorado ranks as one of the world’s top resort destinations, known both for its skiing and Winter sports, as well as its considerable year-around cultural and intellectual pursuits. The Aspen Institute is known worldwide for its schedule of events. From its mining town origins, the central business district of Aspen is now an upscale shopping district that includes high-end restaurants, salons, and luxury retail stores. Aspen (Pitkin County) was founded as a mining camp during the Colorado Silver Boom and named for the abundance of aspen trees in the area. The city emerged as a ski area after World War II, with the foundation of Walter Paepcke’s Aspen Skiing Company.