Hospitality &
Leisure Concepts

Seamless developments from concept to completion

HLC offers expert advice to all those embarking on any exciting and cutting-edge project in the field of hospitality & leisure, including: spa and wellness facilities; hotel and resort accommodation; food and beverage outlets; retail experiences; indoor and outdoor leisure; infrastructure and landscaping designs.

We take your aspirations and turn them into reality

Centre Parks luxury tree house

Center Parcs luxury Treehouse accommodation

In safe hands

Under the direction of Don Camilleri – a recognised thought leader in large-scale hospitality development – HLC provides a bespoke service in understanding and defining the objectives and scope of
every project.

Centre Parks luxury tree house

Aqua Sana Woburn infinity pool

Exceeding expectations

HLC is proud to deliver projects on time, to specification and on budget. One of our key strengths is to create innovative solutions and bespoke designs, which reflect the project brief and create aspirational leisure experiences for the target guest.

Centre Parks Woburn forest

Center Parcs Woburn Forest

Attention to detail

As every innovative project requires exacting management, HLC will create a robust project plan, feasibility study and programme of works guided by strong and experienced project management.

Aqua Sana Woburn

Aqua Sana Woburn

The right expertise

Our clients can be sure that their project will proceed seamlessly with the right expertise in place and will be overseen at every stage – from concept through to completion. For every project, HLC handpicks the right team of specialist advisors to ensure the ultimate results.

Centre Parks Woburn forest

Center Parcs Woburn Forest

Don Camilleri
Director

Eur.Ing. BSc Eng MIStructE CEng

Don Camilleri

As a recognised thought leader in large-scale hospitality development, Don Camilleri has overseen the design and creation of the five Center Parcs Forest Villages in the UK. Today Center Parcs welcomes over two million guests per annum and has turnover of approximately £400 million.

Innovative leisure, spa, wellness and all aspects of hospitality development are Don’s passion. As a result, HLC is a unique consultancy business specialising in concept development, design, construction and project management.

Don’s strength in creating experiential, social and sustainable wellness resorts led to the successful realisation of Center Parcs’ £250 million Woburn Forest Village, in Bedfordshire, UK, in May 2014.

About to embark on several significant new European projects, including a possible Center Parcs’ sixth forest resort, Don also serves on the board of QP Management, part of Corinthia Hotels, as well as being a non-executive director of Langdale Leisure Group in Cumbria, UK.

Our Services

HLC delivers bespoke design and project management services to clients with high aspirations in hospitality, leisure, spa and wellness, food and beverage, luxury accommodation and retail projects. Our team can expertly deliver projects of all sizes, managing all or part of a project to suit.

We work closely with our clients to establish a clear and robust project brief which is then translated into a number of key phases of work and milestones.

We research, recommend and manage a team of experts who will collectively design the project to satisfy the brief
within budget.

When required, HLC will recommend the appointment of project management and cost consultancy services to manage costs, the tendering process and site management from project construction to handover.

Center Parcs Exclusive Lodge bedroom

Center Parcs Exclusive Lodge bedroom

Aqua Sana Flower Blossom tepidarium

Aqua Sana Flower Blossom tepidarium

Center Parcs Treehouse living space

Center Parcs Treehouse living space

Project Examples

Planning, development and delivery for four successful Center Parcs forest villages

Date Center Parcs Village Value 
1987 Sherwood Forest £25 million
1989 Elveden Forest £60 million
1994 Longleat Forest £90 million
2002 Whinfell Forest £25 million
2014 Woburn Forest £252 million
Hospitality and Laisure Concepts

Hotel and resort accommodation

Created 3500 luxury Forest Lodge and tree house accommodation (across Center Parcs UK villages). Developed a new concept 75-room boutique hotel and conferencing centre at Center Parcs Woburn Forest.

Spa and wellness

Created concept, designed and developed award-winning Aqua Sana Spas for Center Parcs. The fifth Aqua Sana at Woburn forest now covers 7,000sqm including luxurious accommodation in 65sqm Spa Suites.

Retail outlets

The development of food markets and various gift, leisure and fashion outlets for village centres, typically 10 shops per village, including franchised outlets.

Food & Beverage

Developed new food and beverage concept for Aqua Sana Spa.

Managed design, development and construction of all new restaurant and bar venues including franchises and concessions with Starbucks, Strada and
Cafe Rouge.

Large scale crisis management and redevelopment

Redesign and rebuilding of 30,000sqm Center leisure buildings after major fire in 2002/2003 at Center Parcs Elveden. Project value £45 million – delivered in 45 weeks.

Center Parcs Executive Lodge

Center Parcs Executive Lodge

Aqua Sana reflexology footbaths

Aqua Sana reflexology footbaths

Center Parcs Hucks Diner

Center Parcs Hucks Diner

Testimonials

Don Camilleri

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I have worked with Don for the last 20 years and always admired his passion and commitment to Center Parcs. His experience, knowledge and flair for conceptual design and “getting the job done” is beyond doubt. Quotation Small

Martin Dalby
CEO, Center Parcs

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I have been fortunate to have worked with Don since 2004. With a rare skill for assembling effective teams who enjoy working together Don brings strategic vision, creativity and real attention to detail. Above all he is an inspirational leader motivating everyone
around him.
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Peter Gamble
Senior Partner, Holder Mathias

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I feel it is important to thank Don for his professional role when we worked together at Center Parcs Woburn Forest. The pools and leisure complex is probably the most difficult and complicated building that my company has undertaken. Don’s approach made a tremendous difference to our team - ensuring completion dates were met and the quality was of the best. Quotation Small

Robert Kirkland D L
Director, Bowmer and
Kirkland Group

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Don’s great talent has been to create and nurture diverse teams of experts who can cooperate successfully to achieve scheme objectives. As project director, he has always been a positive thinker and has shown great skill in communicating the objectives to all those involved. Don has great depth of knowledge of the construction industry and when difficulties look insuperable, he reassures those around him and gets them to focus their attention on what needs to be done. Quotation Small

Peter Woolley
Ex-MD, Hannah Reed
Consulting Engineers

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I’ve had the privilege of working with Don for 15 years in his role as Development Director for Center Parcs. Don has the rare ability in being able to combine the conceptualisation of innovative value driven concepts with certainty of delivery, even when faced with the most challenging of briefs. Don fosters strong personal relationships with a team of unique specialist consultants and blends their skills to form an exceptional team capable of delivering the most demanding
of projects.
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David Stevenson
Director, Edmond Shipway LLP