Creating Awesome Environments that Enable Great Experiences



Robert (Bob) S. Gallup

Cost Control and Construction Management

With over 30 years of experience in the construction industry, Mr. Gallup offers extensive expertise in the management of complex projects. With considerable technical and communication skills, he excels in achieving “buy-in” among his project teams and motivating team members to meet or exceed owner expectations. He has top level experience in hospitality development ranging from small, limited-service properties to full-service, major market luxury convention center hotels. For the past decade, he has worked across the country directing some of the nation’s highest profile commercial construction projects.

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Common Experience:
Grand Hyatt San Antonio Convention Center Hotel & Condominiums
Hilton Austin Convention Center Hotel & Condominiums

Additional Featured Projects:
Indigo / Holiday Inn Express hotels Austin
Lawton Hotel & Conference Center
AMLI Residential – Block 22 – Austin
AMLI Quadrangle Dallas
Bridges on the Park Austin
Hawthorne Residences Dallas
Presidio Condos Austin
Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center
Hilton Omaha Convention Center
Marriott Vancouver Hotel & Conference Center
Intercontinental / Forum Chicago
Park 10 Crowne Plaza Houston
555 West 5th Condominiums Austin
Lake 35 Condominiums Austin
Aquaterra Condominiums Austin

Tony Spata, P.E., LEED AP

MEP Engineering Management

Mr. Spata brings more than 40 years of experience as a talented professional engineer in HVAC design, lighting & lighting control systems and energy efficiency research to the foodservice, retail and hospitality industries. He addresses issues including advanced ventilation strategies for improved indoor environmental quality, holistic integration of building systems with commercial foodservice operations, adaptive energy efficiency strategies, LED lighting applications, maintenance programs and building commissioning.

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Common Experience:
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar (Bahamas)
Andaz Amsterdam
Andaz Mayakoba (Mexico)
Hyatt Centric Times Square (New York)
Andaz Maui at Wailea (Hawaii)
Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center

Additional Featured Projects:
Hyatt Regency Mexico City
Park Hyatt New York
Park Hyatt St. Kitts
Grand Hyatt at SFO (San Francisco)
Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Andaz Papagayo (Costa Rica)
Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmen (Mexico)
Hyatt Centric Montevideo (Uruguay)
Hyatt Centric Guatemala City
Grand Hyatt Kauai (Hawaii)
Hyatt Regency Waikiki (Hawaii)
Hyatt Centric Waikiki Beach (Hawaii)
Miraval Berkshires (Massachusetts) Resort and Spa
Miraval Austin (Texas) Resort and Spa
Grand Hyatt Bogotá (Colombia)
Hyatt Regency Cartagena (Colombia)
Hyatt Centric the Loop (Chicago)

Phil Hamilton

Illustrator, Delineator and Creative Visionary

Phil’s multi-disciplined role as architect, artist, and designer enable him to engage with projects and teams to bring buildings to life through his renderings. His architectural roots give tangible reality to his conceptual work, and his artistic sensibilities create uniquely intuitive insights for the project team to explore a palette of best solutions. Described as “a world class renderer” for his mixed media imagery by award-winning architects, he has broad experience across a range of building types and scales.

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Common Experience:
Cabo Del Sol Cove Club Residential, Cabo San Lucas (Mexico)
Village Creek State Park Resort and Lodge concept design
Circus Circus, Tunica, MS
Gaylord Texan, Dallas, TX
Gaylord Palms, Orlando, FL
Harrah’s Casino – West Memphis, Shreveport, Tunica

Additional Featured Projects:
Conceptual design and presentation lead, acting in collaboration with award winning design firms as part of larger development teams. These efforts included downtown revitalization in Fresno California; traditional neighborhood design (TND) in numerous cities and towns across the US ( Memphis, Nashville, Atlanta, New Jersey, Texas, Florida); adaptation of vacant commercial, industrial zones, mixed-use infill redevelopment projects; and re-visioning abandoned historical properties.

Chris Gebert

Pre-Development, Project Structure, and Senior Level Operator

Mr. Gebert has a successful entrepreneurial track record as a 38-year senior level operator, brand builder, and hotel real estate developer. He identifies strategic development opportunities in high-barrier-to-entry locations, negotiates land transactions, executes all required permitting, and maintains both budgetary and timeline requirements. While working with major hotel corporations, he facilitated all development projects and transactions through companies’ Investment Committees, Finance Committees and Boards of Directors. In order to minimize companies’ capital requirements, Chris pursued and obtained joint venture capital partners to execute the strategic growth initiatives achieving over $800M in project value during the past development cycle.

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Common Experience:
Hyatt Centric Philadelphia
Hyatt Centric Austin
Hyatt Centric Portland, OR
Andaz Napa
Andaz Savannah
Hyatt Place San Jose Airport, CA
Hyatt House San Jose Airport, CA
Hyatt Place Glendale, CA
Hyatt House Irvine, CA

Additional Featured Projects:
Archer Hotel Manhattan, NY
Hyatt Centric Long Beach, CA
Hyatt Centric The Woodlands, TX
Hyatt House Cupertino, CA
Hyatt House Bellevue, WA
Hyatt House Redmond, WA
Hyatt House El Segundo, CA
Residence Inn by Marriott La Jolla, CA
Residence Inn by Marriott Kearney Mesa / San Diego, CA
Residence Inn by Marriott Manhattan Beach, CA
Residence Inn by Marriott West Hollywood, CA
Residence Inn by Marriott Chatsworth, CA
Sierra Suites Scottsdale, CA
Sierra Suites Scottsdale, CA / Camelback
Sierra Suites San Jose, CA

Paul Furia, AIA

Project Programming, Operational Planning, Design Management

Over the last thirty-five plus years, Mr. Furia’s architectural knowledge and expertise has afforded him with unique opportunities to collaborate worldwide on a variety of large-scale entertainment, hospitality, and master planning projects.

His background, knowledge and expertise – coupled with his project team management and project-solving skills – benefits owners’ and clients’ visions worldwide through a comprehensive menu of services including initial project scope analysis and programming, master planning, design, scheduling, budgeting, design peer-review evaluations, and contractual due-diligence. Projects include theme parks, resort hotels and casinos, specialty retail, restaurants, and corporate offices.

Mr. Furia began his professional career managing various local and international projects as a traditional architect practicing with firms in Dallas and Los Angeles. A unique position with Universal Studios Hollywood as Director of Design was the catalyst for his transition into the corporate sector. Within the last decade, his participation included employment with a tribal casino in California and with an amusement management group participating with strategic planning, project design management and delivery on various projects in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Canada.

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Common Experience:
Grand Casinos Tunica Terrace Resort Hotel & Spa
Grand Casinos Gulfport Oasis Resort Hotel & Spa
Grand Casinos Biloxi Casino Hotel Renovation
Grand Casinos Tunica Comp Hotel Development Masterplan
Inn of The Mountain Gods Resort Hotel and Casino
Gaylord Texan Hotel
Gaylord Kissimmee Hotel

Additional Featured Projects:
Silver Legacy Hotel & Casino
Bayview Hotel & Convention Center
Marriott Vacation Club International
Universal Studios “Starway” Escalator System
Universal Studios Hollywood Jurassic Park Retail Store
Fort Edmonton Park – Indigenous Peoples’ Experience
Doha Oasis “Themed Experience Center”, Doha, Qatar
Dubailand Theme Park Entertainment Hub Complex



"Carl is one of those rare and unique individuals that can envision the outcome, has the knowledge to follow through with the details, and the skills and patience to manage to success. And on top of all that, he is a delightful and trustworthy person."

Marvin Doster, LEED(c) AP, DBIA
Director, Design-Build Services
Director of Project Development
M.A. Mortenson Company

Carl is a creative thinker whose work speaks for him. He is an architect with solid international credentials, and admirable work ethics. He is a creative visionary, who can dream up a master plan, and a hard working bee, who can detail the smallest elements of a given projects. He is not afraid of “getting his hands dirty”, and is as enthusiastic about grand project presentations as about laborious production work. But above and beyond all, Carl is a solid and reliable colleague, and a fun and a happy person. Carl is one of few people you could get stuck with on an island – he will keep you sane, and will get you home.

Mila Shelehoff
Designer, Architect, Artist
Marriott International

Carl is a true professional, he has extrem attention to detail and follow up. His broard experience brings critical knowledge to the most complex projects. Most important he is to be trusted.

Greg Saunders
VP Managing Director
PGA National Resort & Spa

I had the pleasure of working with Carl on the Hyatt Centric-Portland and developed a deep appreciation for his leadership, professionalism, and design prowess. Carl consistently strives for design excellence and quality guest experiences through innovative thinking, provocative design dialogue, and skillful mastery of architecture on his own. Our teamwork resulted in a dynamic place-based hospitality product that locals are being drawn too while creating a unique Portland experience that guests actively look to re-book. Carl is a talented leader that I would look to work with again in a moment's notice.

Jeff Roberts
AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal
SERA Architects

I previously worked with Carl and subsequently he became a prospective client representative as he moved onwards and upwards. I know first hand his smart attention to detail and his leadership. A talented person, look forward to working with him again.

Ruben Rodriquez
Vice President
WT Partnership

Through my work with Carl on the soon to be built Four Seasons Cabo Del Sol, I realized that Carl is knowledgeable about hotels not only from the architects side but from the owners and operators side as well.

Robert C Glazier AIA
Robert C Glazier Architect Inc.

I had the privilege of working very closely with Carl Kernodle for the last several years in his role with Hyatt Hotels Corporation as Vice President of Architecture and Design. He excelled in providing our Corporate Development group with building area programs, and leading the design and planning efforts for many of Hyatt's new projects. He worked extensively and collaboratively with our outside design consultants, our in-house technical services group and our joint venture partners. He created significant value for Hyatt and our partners by insuring that the design met both Hyatt’s brand standards and at the same time could be constructed in an efficient manner that would generate the required economic returns to the investors. I have been consistently impressed by Carl's attitude towards his work, his creativity as a problem-solver and his excellent performance on the job and would recommend him to any company active in the hotel development arena.

Pat McCudden
Founder, President
Deep Creek Partners LLC


Oakmont Corporation is the owner / developer of a large mixed use property called Cabo Del Sol. The property consists of golf courses, private luxury residential, and luxury hotels in Cabo. We hired Mr. Kernodle in 2019 at Cabo Del Sol after working with him for more than three years at his role at Hyatt Hotels Corporation where he was directing the design of the Park Hyatt Los Cabos resort located in Cabo Del Sol’s master planned community. We were impressed with his leadership, work ethic, and hospitality knowledge.

Peter Carlton
Oakmont Corporation