Two Trout assembles specific services around the unique parameters of your project. First and foremost, we strive to understand your specific situation and then craft an approach to address those needs.




Proforma • Market Evaluation • Acquisition Analysis • Public / Private Structures • Development Budget and Spend


Story Creation • Programing • Location Evaluation • Concept Design • Design Direction • Hotel Brand Company Negotiations • Management Company Process • Environmental Analysis


Request for Proposals • Interviews, Evaluations • Contract Negotiation


Brand Creation • Define Prototype Standards • Manage Implementation



Kickoff Workshop • Team Building • Phases and Workflow • Contract Monitoring • Differentiation Documentation • Meeting Management • Risk Management • Proper Documentation • Brand Technical Services Compliance


Regulatory Process Management • Brand Approvals • Documentation Review • Compliance Coordination

FF&E / OS&E / Systems

Consultant Coordination • Regionalization • Model and Mockup Rooms • Operator and Brand Process • Purchasing Agent, Budgeting and Cost Control


Critical Path Scheduling • Documentation Review and Coordination • Time Monitoring • Project Budget Control



Request for Proposals • Interviews • Contract Negotiation • Contract Positioning • Evaluations


Pay Application Process • Change Order Control •
Pre-Qualify Subcontractors • Contract Monitoring and Compliance


Production Room • Submittal and RFI Coordination • Design Team and Operator Site Visit Management

Owner Performance Work

Pricing and Cost Control • Progress Payment Processing • Schedule Adherence • Design Standard Compliance and Appropriateness

Start-up and Turn-over

Punch-list • Phased Completions • Operator Turn-over Management • Installations • Commissioning Agent Coordination • Warranty Documentation



Manage Warranty Process • Contractor Compliance • Annual Review


Operational Efficiencies • Facility Positioning • Strategic Growth Planning • Operator Supervision • Brand Interface



"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

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