If I could pick a brand representative to work with on our hotel projects, it would be Nancy Keyes.  She is personable, responsive, logical, creative, and organized.  She thinks like a developer while respecting the needs of the brand.  I’ve worked with Nancy over the last 4 years on two very difficult adaptive re-use developments.  Aloft New Orleans, was a 31 story historic office building that was converted into a mixed use development incorporating an Aloft Hotel, apartments and a parking garage.  Nancy was instrumental in the initial space planning and was able to respect the historic requirements from the National Park Service.  Nancy’s creative problem solving was constant throughout the project.  She respected our budget constraints while reinforcing the needs of the hotel and brand.

The experience that Nancy has from overseeing hundreds of unique hospitality projects makes her an invaluable asset to any developer and design team. There are very few people in my professional career that I respect as much as Nancy.

Grant Worrell
HRI Properties, New Orleans, LA

Nancy is the consummate professional. She balances the needs of ownership with the requirements of the franchise to make the situation a win-win. We had an extremely difficult challenge with the ownership group, developer and general contractor having differing viewpoints. Nancy provided sound and practical advice to the ownership group on how best to create an atmosphere where all parties worked together to successfully complete the hotel.

In addition,  our hotel property is located in a unique geographic setting that required strict adherence to local design guidelines. Those guidelines sometimes conflicted with franchise design requirements. Nancy spent a great deal of time understanding the local requirements and used her experience and expertise to provide guidance to the ownership group and design team so that the local design standards were met while incorporating critical franchise elements.

The end result: a gorgeous property that is financially successful! Nancy’s expertise and guidance made a huge difference in the outcome of the development.

Glenn R. Brooks, President
Leon N. Weiner & Associates, Inc. Wilmington, DE

The team at CV Properties was first introduced to Nancy Keyes on our Aloft and Element Hotel projects in the Boston Seaport.  Nancy was the project manager for Starwood for these two projects and from the first day we met her, we were impressed.  Nancy brings enthusiasm and a professional attitude to everything she does.  She was a pleasure to work with and we would welcome her onto our team for any and all future projects that we do.  Nancy always maintained a firm grasp of the minute details while still also being able to focus on the big picture and overall delivery of the two hotels.  Her leadership was crucial to the seamless execution of the project as a whole.  In our opinion, anyone that has the chance to work on a project with Nancy will have a better project because of it.  We cannot thank her enough for all of the work she did for our two hotels in the Seaport.

Yvette Tetreault, Development Manager
CV Properties, Boston MA

Nancy is a great project manager and works very hard with the ownerships to keep the project on track with her site visits and weekly phone calls. She is able to take a very impartial view on a lot of issues dealing with the hotel development keeping the developers issues and franchise requirement in perspective and bring some innovative solutions to create a win-win for both. She is extremely knowledgeable on the construction process and helped us with our project schedule and also provided a much needed push to our contractor when he fell behind.

Omprakash Ahuja
OM Hospitality Inc, Houston TX