Spotlight on Hospitality: A look back at SurePods Projects from Coast to Coast

After a year spent at home, many are eager to get out and safely enjoy a long-awaited vacation. According to the latest research by, 57% of Americans plan to take a trip this spring (up 32% from 2020) and 70% are opting to drive to their destinations. The data is unsurprising – in Oct. 2020, a survey conducted by Hilton revealed that 94% of Americans plan to travel once restrictions are lifted.

As one of the earliest adopters of modular prefab building solutions, the hospitality industry has played an important role in SurePods’ success. In fact, the first project to include SurePods’ modular bathroom pods is a hotel that opened 15 years ago.

We’re eager to support the brands and partners that have helped us become the company we are today. With that in mind, we’re taking a look back at some of the recent hospitality projects that feature SurePods bathroom pods. From the Pacific Northwest and sunny Southern California to the Bluegrass State of Kentucky, below are three stunning hotels with SurePods modular bathroom pods:

Los Angeles, California: Opened February 2017, the Wilshire Grand Intercontinental Hotel engaged SurePods to prefabricate 698-bathroom pods for the 73-story upscale hotel, which is recognized as the tallest building east of the Mississippi River.

Seattle, Washington: The Emerald City’s construction and real estate market has been hot for quite some time, as evidenced by dozens of cranes throughout downtown and impressive growth of tech companies headquartered on the West Coast. Seattle-based American Life, the developer of the 23-story Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle Downtown Pioneer Square, enlisted SurePods to prefabricate 282 bathroom units to shorten its construction schedule amid a tight local skilled labor market.

Louisville, Kentucky: Designed by renowned architecture firm HKS, the Omni Louisville Hotel is situated in the heart of downtown and soars 30-stories tall. Opened May 2018, SurePods prefabricated 575 bathrooms for the vibrant downtown destination, which is considered the tallest hotel in Louisville.

If you’re a developer or hotelier looking to make up for lost time in 2020, let’s talk. Contact us at [email protected].

SurePods Close Up – Making the Most of Modular for Multifamily Projects

What do apartments, university dormitories and assisted living facilities have in common? In most instances, a high volume of repeatable units.

In a recent feature on the rise of modular construction, Building Design + Construction (BD+C) acknowledges that “for developers, the rising cost of traditional construction is intersecting with the shrinking cost of modular, making the latter more appealing than ever.”

This is especially true when it comes to bathroom units, which typically require the complex coordination of hiring and scheduling 8 – 12 construction trades ranging from plumbing, electrical, painting, tiling and drywall. As multi-unit housing developers look to innovative solutions to make up for lost time in 2020, modular methods continue to deliver.

Below are three ways SurePods prefabricated modular bathrooms can support developers and contractors looking to make the most of modular construction for multi-unit housing projects:

Accelerating Construction Timelines

“The basic concepts of modular design are not new,” continues BD+C, noting that prefabrication has “been hailed for decades as a solution to inefficiencies, drawn-out timelines and rising construction costs.” SurePods is known for accelerating construction schedules by 10% or more by eliminating bathroom punch lists, which often results in faster revenue generation for multifamily housing projects – prospective residents can sign leases and move in earlier.

Optimizing Material and Labor Resources

Thanks to the precision manufacturing afforded by a factory-controlled setting, material waste is largely eliminated. Bringing construction indoors to a climate-controlled setting also offers a more comfortable, safer work environment. SurePods’ multitude of automated systems contribute to the unmatched efficiency of the manufacturing process.

Eliminating the Bathroom Punch List

In most multi-unit projects, bathroom reworks account for about 60% of punch lists. Prefabricating bathroom pods offsite not only eliminates the coordination of multiple trades, but also eliminates the enormous risk of damaging previously completed work. This keeps quality high and projects moving.

If you’re a developer or contractor involved in multi-family construction and have a project that would make a great fit for pods, let’s talk. Contact us at [email protected].

3 Bespoke Bathroom Renovations in Newcastle that Elevate Me-Time!

Make a statement with a bespoke bathroom! A room speciality built for you, utterly unique to your personal preferences and your homes specific measurements.

Since custom tailoring is suited to you and your family’s unique needs, bespoke fitted bathrooms may revolutionise your everyday comfort! By combining elegance and functionality, bespoke bathroom renovations reflect your household’s personality and way of living.

Built specifically to suit you and your family’s unique needs by a team of experienced bathroom renovation specialists, your everyday living can be made even easier by incorporating a few bespoke bathroom renovation ideas!

Our professionally trained team of designers at Novalé specialises in customising spaces to suit your specific demands, creating totally unique and contemporary bathroom renovations.

Novalé designers can advise you on the finest options for practicality and design, whether you’re looking for the appropriate sort of shower for your bathroom, the best porcelain tiles to utilise, or the most effective ventilation solutions.

Are you wanting a custom bathroom renovation but are unsure where to start? To get a clearer picture, let’s have a look at three recent bathroom renovations in Newcastle to get you inspired for your own bathroom renovation ideas.

Bathroom Renovation Bar Beach

Beautiful bathrooms are created by perfectly combining finishes and textures in the overall design. For this Newcastle bathroom renovation, the dark brown textured vanity and matching wall mirror contrasts perfectly with the gold fixtures and glossy components of the tiles.



Certain decorative components may give a bathroom a luxurious appearance even if the space isn’t especially large. For instance, the décor displays in this Bar Beach bathroom renovation has a lovely blend of gorgeous, natural materials, graceful forms, and remarkable transparency.

Plants are another excellent bathroom renovation idea to liven up a basic looking bathroom. Aloe Vera and the low light loving Chinese evergreen are resilient plants that thrive in humid conditions. Both are excellent choices that will add a touch of green to your bathroom and improve the air quality.



Bathroom Renovation Maitland

In terms of bathroom renovation ideas and concepts, bespoke designs are limitless – the possibilities are truly infinite. Our experienced bathroom designers pay close attention to detail, ensuring that the aesthetics and functionality of your new bathroom renovations are precisely as you imagined and perfectly compliment the rest of your home.

Allow yourself to be engulfed in the luxury of this wallpaper. Colour has a lot of power in bathroom renovations. The correct colour in the right place may have a stunning aesthetic effect and significantly impact the overall design and ambience.



Novalé takes pleasure in creatively designing multi-purpose storage solutions, tailoring your bathroom renovation ideas to meet any spatial constraints. Custom modern designs maximise storage capacity, like in this Newcastle bathroom renovation where the mirror and vanity are both custom built to match each other and make use of all the valuable space for additional cupboard space.

No room shape is too complex for our team of professionals to design your dream bathroom renovation ideas within any constraints and provide a completely functional area that meets your demands.

This bathroom renovation Maitland is full of smart bathroom renovation ideas for storage. These built-in cupboards and niches hide the bathroom clutter much better than standalone units, which can appear bulky and are more difficult to clean. Our designers also included a small shelf in the mirror vanity to display attractive décor items. Plus, a shallow wall niche around the bathtub to conveniently store necessary products and attractive décor items.



Bathroom Renovation Noraville

Due to a lack of space or privacy concerns, bathrooms are often stuck with small windows. So, since this Newcastle bathroom renovation has breathtaking views, our Novalé designers just had to make the most of it!

Novalé designers selected an extra-large window behind the stunning freestanding bathtub for a truly outstanding luxury experience with a beautiful view. This tub is exactly what we like about the contemporary freestanding tub variations since the simple design doesn’t overtake the view. Yet the fantastic form and design of the freestanding bath quickly take this Newcastle bathroom renovation to new heights of luxury. What a look!



While often bathroom lighting isn’t the first bathroom renovation idea our clients think of, there are many ways that light may influence the overall ambience and appearance of a bathroom. On the one hand, having too much light in the bathroom can be an eyestrain. But subtle accent lighting applied judiciously in the space, on the other hand, can deliver the best balance of lighting.

For a clever bathroom renovation idea, the accent lighting above the mirror in this Noraville bathroom allows light to bounce evenly over the face, eliminating shadows and glare when getting ready.



Begin Your Bespoke Bathroom Renovations with Novalé

Whether you are looking for bathroom renovators for an apartment bathroom renovation in Ashfield or small bathroom renovation ideas, Novalé’s highly experienced teams are available to help you produce a beautiful and highly functional small bathroom design in Sydney.

When beginning research on bathroom renovators for your small bathroom renovation project, consider including Novalé Bathrooms in your shortlist. We offer bathroom renovations in Newcastle to bathroom renovations in Alexandria, as well as Bathroom Renovations across Sydney and all the way to bathroom renovations in the Central Coast. For a complete list of the Areas We Service, see here.

Our small renovations teams are ready to start building you a fantastic modern bathroom design. We implement a unique 4 step bathroom renovation process, and we encourage potential customers to read the 4reasons to choose Novalé. Additionally, you can read our testimonials and reviews to learn about the experience others have had to renovate with Novalé. For more information on how we transform your bathroom, please get in contact with the Novalé team on 1800 NOVALÉ.

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