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Guests at Client's Resort find the SECURITY to be "REMARKABLE"

When travelers publicly comment - good or bad - on their stay at any hotel or resort, it is usually about the food, the service, the accommodations, or the clinliness. At Kerzner's 5-Star Mazagan Beach Resort & Casino  near Casablance Morrocco, many guests actually found the observable SECURITY measures worthy of their praise! Starting during the facility's early design, Michael Minieri worked closely with the planning team to develop and execute a security strategy that emphasized efficacy, esthetics, the guest experience and potential threat risks both of the day, and in the future. The concept included - among other things - concealing some security elements within the extensive, lush landscaping. It also allows the security posture to adjust almost instantaneously as needed. Here are just a few excerpts from GUEST COMMENTS found on such sites as Trip Avisor® and Expedia® that any hospitality executive would be very proud to hear......and any Professional Security Consultant !

Mazagan Website


140+ Security Assessments for Nigeria's State Owned Oil Company

Nigeria relies very heavily on its oil reserves to fuel the nation's economy, but faces some very difficult challenges in security throughout the country. The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) commissioned 3 Nigerian contract companies to assess security at more than 140 locations nationwide and provide an implementation plan for the recommendations - all within a limited time period. Minieri Associates was brought in as the Lead Consultant. MA developed an extensive array of custom security assessment "tools", field tested the tools on a sampling of facility types,  and conducted formal training for all asessors and the client's project staff. The programatic planning, preparation and mobilization was focused on consistency, usability, manageability, time efficiency,  Global Best Practices and World Class quality deliverables. This project marks Mr. Minieri's 4th engagement involving more than 100 site assessments for a single client enterprise.. (more details in the PRESS RELEASE)

 

Fast Response to TERRORIST BOMBING of a High-End Hotel 

When a well known, "Western Branded" international hotel was attacked by terrorists, Michael Minieri was on-site within days of the bombing at the request of the chain's corporate executives. His immediate task was to develop and oversee implementation of interim security measures to allow the hotel to reopen promptly under the heightened threat conditions. Clearly this new client liked the results! Subsequently, Michael Minieri served as Project Manager and was intimately involved in a comprehensive project to help the chain meet their objective of becoming the global hospitality industry leader in setting the highest security standards for all of its 100+ global locations. Photo is of one of the ACTUAL bombers who's detonator malfunctioned (unfortunately, several others did detonate!)

For Phase 1, Michael Minieri worked directly with top corporate executives and was the principal author and Project Manager in developing an extremely comprehensive document establishing the chain's global security policies, standards and guidelines in great detail. This all encompassing set of requirements had to set a very  high standard for security measures and practices yet be flexible enough to address the varying needs of hotels of all sizes and in locations posing different levels of potential threat. Research was conducted to determine geopolitical threat risk profiles for terrorism and for crime, in each property's market. Minieri developed a strategy where each hotel was designated into one of 3 pre-defined threat levels with a total of 6 pre-defined risk categories (3 for "crime" and 3 for "terrorism"). The strategy included a criteria for the 3 levels and for periodically re-evaluating the designations in order to meet changing threats. The Security Policies, Standards and Guidelines (PSG) document was written to address specific requirements based upon the category assigned to each hotel.

In Phase 2, Michael Minieri and others developed and field tested the policy document as well as a custom site assessment protocol at a sampling of international hotels. He and a small team of others used this experience to refine the document and roll-out the new policy, conduct consistent on-site security assessments at all the international hotels, assist local staff in migrating to the new policy and produce detailed, uniform reports with recommendations. In total, more than 100 hotels were assessed. Additionally, Mr. Minieri personally performed a comprehensive set of services for owners, design teams and developers of NEW hotels in numerous worldwide locations and personally conducted assessments at more than a dozen global locations.


REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF MEGA PROJECTS

 

 

MEGA PROJECT: M.A. KHARAFI'S (MAK) PORT GHALIB - EGYPT

The property is approximately 18 km (11 miles) of coastline and up to several km wide (32 MILLION square meters). Port Ghalib is a $2 billion dollar, master-planned, mega-development incluing a resort community featuring several residential and mixed use neighborhoods with 4 to 6,000 residential units, 14-15 resort hotels, an international marina for up to 1,000 yachts, a conference and exhibition center, golf course and other amenities.  The client built, owns and operates the water, electric and telecom utilities as well as the adjacent international airport. Michael Minieri's services included Assessment and the Security Master Planning among other elements, for the entire community. The client's top executive for the project - Mr. James Pringle - later said, "I will never break ground on another development without Michael Minieri involved at the very start!"

Port Ghalib Website

 

MEGA PROJECT: KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY (KAEC)- KSA

KAEC is a 168 million square meter (65 sq. miles), $86 billion dollar, "city" development having six zones which are the seaport, industrial, educational, resorts, residential and central business district. Michael Minieri provided a full scope Security Master Plan as well as a complete package for architectural, operational and technological security. The documentation included security standards required of future parcel developers to insure that their security integrated appropriately with the "security backbone" at the core of the overall project. EMAAR is reported to be the world's largest property developer.

KAEC Website

 

MEGA PROJECT: KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (KAUST)

KAUST is a $3 billion dollar, 36 million square meter  (14 sq. miles) "educational city" featuring a world-class graduate university along the Red Sea. The development includes a complete community with residential, retail and recreational neighborhoods. Michael Minieri provided the Assessment and Security Master Plan as well as the Security Standards for all the structure types, in addition to security systems design and engineering. KAUST is under the supervision of ARAMCO.

KAUST Website


WHEN TO HIRE MINIERI ASSOCIATES...

A CONSULTANCY IS OFTEN THE MOST PRACTICAL & COST-EFFECTIVE CHOICE!

In today's business environment, few organizations have the luxury of "excess staff time" that can take on a new project while keeping up with their regular daily responsibilities. "Outsourcing" can be a cost-effective and time-efficient choice under many circumstances. Here's a list of reasons to hire Minieri Associates that we most frequently hear from our clients.



WE'RE AVAILABLE FOR SUB-CONSULTING

SUPPLEMENTING PRIME CONTRACTORS

 It's a common practice for prime contractors to sub-contract all or part of an engagement to other security consulting firms. Many of the reasons are the same as those of the end customer. Minieri Associates does occasionally accept sub-consulting assignments when OUR WORKLOAD permits!We will also team with reputable firms in the preparation of proposals for suitable projects around the globe. We also sincerely appreciate the many referrals we receive from our professional colleagues and peers...thank you!

 

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