SEAMLESS DEVELOPMENTS FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION
WE TAKE YOUR ASPIRATIONS AND TURN THEM INTO REALITY
IN SAFE HANDS
Under the direction of Don Camilleri – a recognised thought leader in large-scale hospitality development – HLC provides a bespoke service in understanding and defining the objectives and scope of every project.
HLC is proud to deliver projects on time, to specification and on budget. One of our key strengths is to create innovative solutions and bespoke designs, which reflect the project brief and create aspirational leisure experiences for the target guest.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
As every innovative project requires exacting management, HLC will create a robust project plan, feasibility study and programme of works guided by strong and experienced project management.
THE RIGHT EXPERTISE
Our clients can be sure that their project will proceed seamlessly with the right expertise in place and will be overseen at every stage – from concept through to completion. For every project, HLC handpicks the right team of specialist advisors to ensure the ultimate results.
DON CAMILLERI DIRECTOR
Eur.Ing. BSc Eng MIStructE CEng
Don Camilleri, Hospitality & Leisure Concepts (HLC), is a chartered civil engineer and has supported hospitality projects all over the world. Innovative leisure, spa, wellness and all aspects of hospitality development are Don’s passion. As a result, HLC is a unique consultancy business specialising in concept development, design, construction and project management.
As a recognised thought leader in large-scale hospitality development, Don has supported Arup International whose architecture and engineering specialists create highly ambitious concepts for breath-taking buildings around the world.
Don also held the position of Director of Development for Center Parcs UK for just under 30 years and has overseen the design and creation of the five Center Parcs Forest Villages in the UK. Don’s strength in creating experiential, social and sustainable wellness resorts led to the successful realisation of Center Parcs’ £250 million Woburn Forest Village, in Bedfordshire, UK, in May 2014. Today, Center Parcs welcomes over two million guests per annum and has turnover of over £400 million.
Don is engaged on several significant new European projects, including Center Parcs’ sixth forest resort in Ireland. Don serves on the board Langdale Leisure Group in Cumbria, UK, as a non-executive director. In addition to this, Don is also advising Hof van Saksen resort in the Netherlands in the strategic development and design of their future wellness opportunities.
PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT AND DELIVERY FOR FOUR SUCCESSFUL CENTER PARCS VILLAGES
HOTEL AND RESORT ACCOMMODATION
Created 3,500 luxury Forest Lodge and tree house accommodation (across Center Parcs UK villages). Developed a new concept 75-room boutique hotel and conferencing centre at Center Parcs Woburn Forest.
SPA AND WELLNESS
Created concept, designed and developed award-winning Aqua Sana Spas for Center Parcs. The fifth Aqua Sana at Woburn forest now covers 7,000sqm including luxurious accommodation in 65sqm Spa Suites.
The development of food markets and various gift, leisure and fashion outlets for village centres, typically 10 shops per village, including franchised outlets.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Developed new food and beverage concept for Aqua Sana Spa.
Managed design, development and construction of all new restaurant and bar venues, including franchises and concessions with Starbucks, Strada and Cafe Rouge.
LARGE SCALE CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND REDEVELOPMENT
Redesign and rebuilding of 30,000sqm Center leisure buildings after major fire in 2002/2003 at Center Parcs Elveden. Project value £45 million – delivered in 45 weeks.
CEO, Center Parcs
Senior Partner, Holder Mathias
Robert Kirkland D L
Director, Bowmer and Kirkland Group
Ex-MD, Hannah Reed Consulting Engineers
Director, Edmond Shipway LLP