Cresta Churchill

A quaint hotel with old world charm  located in the City of Kings was in desperate need of a makeover that made it fresh but still maintained its quintessential allure. Design Up a general contractor and project manager was hired Cresta Churchill to undertake this massive refurbishment.

Why The A Team

A Team™ having been the preferred supplier and paint contractor of Cresta Hotels for almost a decade was a natural partner for Design Up in this refurb not only because we are renowned for our high quality paints but because we keep a colour bank and are guaranteed to proffer the correct product, for the correct area and more importantly tint the correct colour all the time!

As is common cause A Team ™ is cost effective, efficient and a good team player which in this instance was vital as we had to work in concert with other trades (plumbers, electricians, tilers, interior decorators, carpenters etc.)

A Team ™ unlike most companies is not in the business of merely proving products or for that matter services. We are in the business of providing solutions!

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Cresta Lodge Refurbishment

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Challenge

A dated foyer and 56 rooms spawning two blocks of idyllically set Cresta Lodge enveloped in a cocoon of tranquility at the outskirts of Harare needed a complete makeover. Design Up a general contractor was hired by the hotel’s project’s managers Turner & Townsend to undertake this massive refurbishment.

Why The A Team

A Team™ having been the preferred supplier and paint contractor of Cresta Hotels for almost a decade was a natural partner for Design Up in this refurb not only because we are renowned for our high quality paints but because we keep a colour bank and are guaranteed to proffer the correct product, for the correct area and more importantly tint the correct colour all the time!

As is common cause A Team ™ is cost effective, efficient and a good team player which in this instance was vital as we had to work in concert with other trades (plumbers, electricians, tilers, interior decorators, carpenters etc.)

A Team ™ unlike most companies is not in the business of merely proving products or for that matter services. We are in the business of providing solutions!!

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Holiday Inn Harare (Pool Refurb)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Challenge

A dated colourful and playful pool side needed a modern, fresh and mature makeover.

Why The A Team

A Team™ has an award winning design team with the design sensibilities for any project big or small. Our design team proposed a neutral grey with hints of green. This mature colour was to be complimented by a darker tone of the same colour on the roof of the pool house and umbrella tops. White would then cleanly break these colours for a clean sophisticated look befitting a brand like Holiday Inn.

The works were done over a two day period at times least inconveniencing to the hotel’s guest to our usual exacting standards!

A Team ™ unlike most companies is not in the business of merely proving products or for that matter services. We are in the business of providing solutions!

 

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Holiday Inn Harare (Exterior)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Challenge
The Holiday Inn Harare (8 Storey, 201 roomed hotel) was in need of a fresh coat of paint to spruce it up to the exacting standards befitting of the international brand that is Holiday Inn. This was necessary to compliment the interior renovations done prior that had upped the game locally. The challenge however was to achieve this in a cost effective way and without inconveniencing the guests (think scaffolding)

Why the A-Team ™ – A Team ™ unlike most companies is not in the business of merely proving products or for that matter services. We are in the business of providing solutions!!

Why The A Team

When you have a problem and no one can Solve it? You call the A Team ™. The A Team ™ manufactured a first in Zimbabwe a durable exterior Wallscape ™ paint with an amazing 15 year guarantee for quality and colour stay!!!
The A Team ™ realising the need for a cost effective, safe and modern way to scale our tall buildings without inconveniencing those below invested in a technologically advanced electronic Sky Jack. This is a marvel for our local industry!!
Because the hotel was not to be closed we needed to complete the hotel as a matter of urgency. The A Team ™ true to its solution finding ethos invested again in a first for Zimbabwe. A spray gun for decorative water based paints!!!

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Cresta Jameson Foyer Redo

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Challenge

The challenge was to design and the lobby to give it an up to date and fresh look incorporating the new “Urban Heartbeat” theme of the Hotel. After Design was approved challenge was to do in a manner and at a time that least inconvenienced the hotel’s guests.


Why The A Team

Our Design Team incorporated the Urban Heart Beat theme into our proposed Rendition, presented it and it was love at first sight with the client. We then proceeded to work in the dead of night 2300hrs – 0400hrs at a time we knew our client’s guests would be least inconvenienced!

It goes without saying the workmanship was as usual to our exacting standards.

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Harpers Bar (Holiday Inn)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Challenge

To reinvigorate a bar so loved by many local and international connoisseurs.

Why The A Team

Our expertise in colour consultancy, the luxurious Absolute™ Cashmere™ and fine workmanship made us the default choice

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Troutbeck Resort (Lobby Redesign)

Challenge
The design challenge was to reinvigorate this quaint inn with a dash of modernity but still in an apparent contradiction keeping its old world charm. Renovations were meant to be at a time least intrusive to the hotels guests as well! What a challenge

Why The A Team

The A Team worked with Beverley Jack a designer of note. She redesigned the lobby around Sto’s textured and painted wallpaper to create an exclusive enclave. The rich colours encapsulate the heritage and refined opulence of this historic hotel. The gold detail on the windows is reminiscent of the rich decadent French styling of a by gone era which tastefully infuses a hint of modernity.

In keeping with the craftsmanship of the hotel the stripes were to be hand painted. This though no mean feat was a task which our experienced and specialized artisan set about with fervor and completed in excellence!

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