Shawmut Design and Construction names John Tobin director of hotels

Construction management firm Shawmut Design and Construction promoted John Tobin to director of hotels. In his new role, Tobin will continue to build on the division’s exponential growth and bolster the firm’s market expansion plans.

A key member of the leadership team since 2008, Tobin has cultivated and maintained relationships with some of Shawmut’s clients, including Le Bernardin and The New York Palace Hotel.

Shawmut is currently engaged in work on Nobu Ryokan in Malibu, The Maritime Hotel in New York, and the InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, the single largest project in the firm’s history at $175 million.


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Tobin’s promotion comes on the heels of the hotels division’s 246% growth over the past three years, and a projected overall 1,000-percent growth by the end of 2015.

Most recently, Shawmut completed Chevalier at the Baccarat Hotel in New York, the lobby and Little Park restaurant at the Smyth Hotel in New York and multiple renovation projects at the New York Hilton, Sheraton Boston Hotel as well as the Boston, Brooklyn and Newport Marriott Hotels.

Shawmut Design and Construction is a $968-million national construction management firm.