Chris-Tel Construction worked in conjunction with Christopher J. Lee Architects to construct a new, three-story conference center and banquet facility adjacent to the Westin Resort in Cape Coral, Florida.

The $13 million facility features a 35,000 square foot ballroom that has the ability to divide into six separate spaces and accommodate up to 1,700 guests. The building also features a 4,700 square foot pre-function area, a 1,700 square foot terrace overlooking the Caloosahatchee River Estuary, and a 2,000 square foot porte-cochere. The project also includes a paved parking lot and a 115-foot-long wood pedestrian bridge connecting the conference center and parking lot.

At its opening, the conference center was projected to bring in over 15,000 visitors to the area, generate over $30 million in revenue by 2021, as well as create 33 new, year-round, full-time jobs at the resort. The conference center was anticipated to increase tourism to Cape Coral and the surrounding areas. Benefits of the added tourism, due to events hosted at the conference center, mean added traffic to the Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village, in turn, increasing the number of guests staying at the resort.

Project Features





Freeman & Hasselwander Resort Properties


Christopher J. Lee Architects

Delivery Method:

Construction Manager at Risk

Completion Date:

December 2017

Construction Cost:


Square Footage:

35,000 SF

  • 2018 Lee Building Industry Summit Award recipient for the Best Commercial Contractors Project – Hospitality – $5 million to $8 million and up
  • 2019 Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction Merit Award

Christopher J. Lee

Principal Architect/President, Christopher J. Lee Architects, Inc.

While this was our first project with Chris-Tel, throughout the entirety of the construction, Chris-Tel executed their services with high degree of quality, completeness, and an attention to detail to our client’s benefit which I attribute to the excellent attitude, knowledge, hard work and skill of the entire Chris-Tel Team.