R.D. Olson Development Breaks Ground on $44M SpringHill Suites in Downtown Burbank, CA
Wednesday January 29th, 2014 - 11:22AM GHOC
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BURBANK, CA—R.D. Olson Development broke ground on the five-story,170-room SpringHill Suites by Marriot hotel here.
Executives from R.D. Olson Development and Marriott International joined City of Burbank civic leaders at the ceremonial groundbreaking.
Construction will be performed by R.D. Olson Construction and is planned for completion in spring 2015. R.D. Olson Development will retain ownership of the hotel upon completion, with Marriott International providing management services.
The $44 million, all-suite hotel features Marriott’s latest Gen 4.5 design for SpringHill Suites. The 102,075-sq.-ft. hotel is designed with a room mix that includes 88 king bed and 82 double queen bed configurations.
Guestroom suites offer dedicated work spaces with a full-sized desk, free WiFi, separate seating area, kitchenettes with microwaves, mini-fridges and coffee service, and bathrooms equipped with separate showers and bathtubs. Public amenities in the hotel include a breakfast area, lounge, meeting facilities, a fitness center, business center, guest laundry and an onsite convenience market. Outdoor amenities include a fire pit and a pool and spa area.
The project marks R.D. Olson’s second Marriott brand development in Burbank. The firm also developed the 166-room Residence Inn by Marriott Burbank in 2007.
The SpringHill Suites Burbank features an interior design theme that pays tribute to the local area. In this case, the interior highlights the entertainment and media industries that are the heart of Burbank.
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Burbank was designed by San Diego-based Awbrey Cook McGill Architects. “We collaborated with Bob Olson and his team on a creative vision for this hotel that will offer a lodging experience that is well-suited for the Burbank market,” said Scott McGill, owner of Awbrey Cook McGill Architects.
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