Jacobsen Construction


SALT LAKE CITY — The West Quarter (Phase 1), comprised of two hotels and a luxury residential complex, was named General Contractor Project of the Year by the Utah CCIM Chapter — a prominent association of commercial real estate professionals in the state.

The project was selected from among four finalists as the overall winner at an awards celebration at the Grand America Hotel on Saturday, May 4. 

The West Quarter is a transformative, 737,000 square-foot mixed-use development in the heart of Salt Lake City’s Warehouse District. The close-knit residential and hospitality halves of the development share walkable space on the same city block.  

Residential amenities at The Charles, which holds 240 best-in-class residential units, includes multiple courtyard and terrace spaces for active and passive recreation, elevated pool and spa, two clubhouses, fitness center and a music room. The interior design of the Charles uses a modern loft aesthetic with exposed concrete, floor-to-ceiling glass and sleek contemporary fixtures, accented with decadent 1920s New Orleans jazz elements.  

Directly south of The Charles, the Element and Le Meridien comprise the first dual-brand hotel building in the Salt Lake City market. Le Meridien is known as a lifestyle brand, while Element caters to extended stay guests. Together, they include 272 guestrooms with a ground-level restaurant, 6,000 square-foot ballroom, and shared rooftop bar and pool areas.  

As a curbless, pedestrian-friendly destination, The West Quarter bridges west and east downtown into a more cohesive, impressive urban core — a long-held need for Salt Lake City.  

The Utah CCIM Chapter also honored The West Quarter as Developer Project of the Year, which was presented to The Ritchie Group and Garn Development. 

The West Quarter Phase 1 was also recently named the winner of several additional industry awards: 

  • Engineering News-Record Mountain States (overall Project of the Year; Best Project, Residential/Hospitality category; Excellence in Safety award)  
  • Utah Construction & Design (overall Most Outstanding Project) 
  • Associated General Contractors of Utah (Multi-Family Residential/Hospitality Project of the Year)