2016 was a fast paced year for WGC, significant new projects were won and many successful projects were completed.
This year all of our studios grew substantially and with our latest service; IT and Security systems design, the company’s revenue more than doubled over the course of the year and is very well positioned for a great 2017.
The lighting studio worked extensively on the W Hotel at the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. This project which is now deep into construction was both an artistic and technical challenge. The team moved through the design phases by mid-year and then focussed on finding the best procurement options for the client. The project due to its large size meant that literally thousands of lights were used, each with cost implications. We are happy to report that the process has been incredibly positive.
WGC won new lighting design contracts for the BHH Hilton Airport Hotel and Dubai Waterfront projects. A total of ten hotels were designed by WGC in the last 12 months. Elsewhere the company was involved in many retail and mall projects as well as a Madame Tussauds 4D theatre and Riwaq Cordoba Mall in Saudi Arabia, just to name a few. Many lighting design projects also featured our audiovisual and acoustics teams in an integrated approach.
The audiovisual team was extremely active this year with a great project for the Pullman Bangkok King Power Hotel. A state of the art ballroom was designed and installed, which was met with extremely positive reviews. Other parts of the hotel were also upgraded, including cocktail lounge, hotel lobby. Additionally, the team was hired for full design and development programs for the Park Hyatt St. Kitts and Cabrits Resort Kempinski located in the Caribbean. The team also designed a number of excellent conference rooms and was involved in many corporate projects, such as Citibank and Bangkok Banks latest boardrooms.
This year was the busiest year for our acoustics team, which won a wide range of projects from hotels to residential to studios. With projects coming from Kenya, Serbia, Bangkok, and the UAE it was a fantastic year of diversity for our team. The last project of a year featured on the ground testing and measurements taken at the RMIT University campus in Vietnam to support their studio renovation project.
The first year of WGC’s IT an Security services was very progressive. Starting with our project in Bangladesh a Raddison Blu Hotel, alway to finishing the year with SEAsia Stanford University campus project. WGC smoothly saw our team and new projects grow exponentially.
As we look towards 2017, we are excited, motivated, and full of anticipation.
Finally and most importantly, we are thankful to our staff for the hard work throughout the year. We would also like to thank our clients and partners as well as project managers and the other consultants we had the good fortune to work with. We are very grateful for the outcome this year, and looking forward to next year’s collaboration.
Sincerely, Kenny Jackel Principal