Happy New Year to our past, present, and potential customers, clients, followers and friends. 2011 was a record-breaking year for us, to say the least. We liquidated a total of 2824 rooms, which is our largest number of liquidated rooms in a single year, this century! We couldn’t have reached that number without the help of our office staff and road crew, so many thanks goes out to all of you.
And we certainly couldn’t have done it without the support and trust from our clients in 2011, including SBE Entertainment, Crescent Consulting Collaborative, McCarthy Building Companies, The Tynan Group, The Levitin family, Frew Nations Group, and the City of Cedar Rapids. Your confidence in our experience and ability to complete a project on time and up to your standards (and ours), is what makes us who we are, and further validates us as THE leading expert in hotel liquidation management. We are often copied but NEVER duplicated!
2011 Year in Review
Best Western Oritani – Hackensack, New Jersey – 100 Rooms – April, 2011
This was a great start to our year. Everyone recharged their proverbial batteries and got back into the swing of things. The NCL crew took Hackensack by storm. I, of course, had them on the lookout for The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but they had no idea what I was talking about. The crew worked around the clock and emptied the building in a few weeks. As always, Edgar made sure everything that went out the door had a receipt.
Sahara Hotel and Casino – Las Vegas, Nevada – 1,720 Rooms – June-Sept. 2011
I’m sure most of you know about our liquidation sale at the Sahara, and I hope you had the chance to attend. I’ve talked to many of you, both at the sale and via email, and I’d just like to say that it was such a pleasure talking to each and every one of you. What a great time! SBE was an amazing company to work for. If you ever have the opportunity to visit one of their locations, I urge you to do so. They are top notch and I can’t wait to see the SLS Las Vegas when renovations are complete.
The NCL crew worked tirelessly to empty the Sahara. They were even able to donate to some local organizations, including Habitat for Humanity in Las Vegas, towards the end of the sale. We liquidated the Sahara “to the walls” and everything sold. I hope Clyde, the camel, is enjoying his new home at U.S. Micro Corporation.
Former Crowne Plaza Five Seasons – Cedar Rapids, Iowa – 252 Rooms – July, 2011
This was our first time ever in Cedar Rapids, so we welcomed many new customers. Everyone was so friendly and excited about the upcoming renovations at the property. The furniture was only a few years old, so the items flew out the door. On a side note, I’d like to thank the mother and daughter who suggested Zins Restaurant to me when I asked them for downtown restaurant recommendations. The food was delicious!
NASCAR Cafe – Las Vegas, Nevada – August, 2011
The NASCAR Cafe sale was literally “a sale within a sale”. Halfway into the Sahara liquidation sale, we were given the okay to the liquidate the contents of the NASCAR Cafe, located inside the former hotel and casino. The cafe sold out in just four days! Apparently the customers took the advice of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s article titled NASCAR ENTHUSIASTS, Start your debit cards.
Clarion Hotel SFO – Millbrae, California – 252 Rooms – August, 2011
The Clarion Hotel SFO closed in June, 2011 in anticipation of being converted to a Starwood aloft property. In order to assist the general contractor with their construction schedule, NCL cleared the property in three weeks so they could move forward with the conversion. While I wasn’t able to personally travel to this sale, I did have the pleasure of typing up many of the price tags and signs for the sale. I guess that means I was there in spirit ( I wanted to write “HP Color LaserJet 2600 spirit”, but my coworker advised against it – oops).
Mega Resort Hotel Liquidation Sale – Tonawanda, New York – 500 Rooms – Sept. 2011-Feb. 2012
Last but not least, NCL set up shop in Tonawanda, New York, near Buffalo and Niagara Falls, where we housed guestroom and suite furnishings from a nearby resort. Renovations were on-going at the property, so we removed the furnishings to a store location and opened to the public in September. We are wrapping up this February. A big thank you goes out to Linda and Bobby for your commitment to NCL and your willingness to relocate for an extended period of time. We’ve received nothing but kind words from locals who visited the store and were greeted by a friendly staff. It wouldn’t have been possible without you.
All in all, 2011 was a tremendous year filled with challenging endeavors, excitement, beaucoup frequent flyer miles, making new friends and reconnecting with old ones. We look forward to continued success in 2012!