R.D. Olson Opens New Orange County Hotels
Wednesday August 7th, 2013 - 10:52AM GBACP
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TUSTIN, CA—Almost one year after breaking ground, R.D. Olson Development has opened a pair of Orange County hotels in the $60-million Tustin Pacific Center, which includes a 149-suite Residence Inn and a 145-room Fairfield Inn & Suites.
R.D. Olson and Martelli Investments will retain ownership of the hotels, with Marriott International providing management services. R.D. Olson Construction completed the project 30 days ahead of schedule, allowing Marriott’s management team head start in organizing the opening of the two hotels. Olson purchased the 8.38-acre parcel from the City of Tustin in 2011 with plans to deliver the first new hotels to the Tustin area in more than 15 years.
The new Fairfield Inn & Suites showcases Marriott’s latest Generation 4 design, which offers vibrant public spaces. Guestrooms provide ample work areas, contemporary bathrooms and conveniences such as a microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator. The Residence Inn features Marriott’s latest in-room design. The new Generation 9 suites are designed with fully equipped kitchens, workspaces and sectional sofas.
“I think we have the best brands in the market,” stated Bob Olson, CEO and founder of R.D. Olson Development. “Both of these hotels promise the utmost in guest experience with an exceptionally well-thought and balanced approach to the varied needs of today’s business and leisure travelers. The Residence Inn offers an excellent extended stay lodging choice, and Fairfield Inn & Suites is a competitive, high quality hotel in its own right.”
The art in the hotel’s public spaces celebrates Tustin’s history while guestrooms are adorned with lifestyle images of Orange County’s beach communities. Gene Fong Associates designed Tustin Pacific Center, with interior architecture by Johnson Braund Design Group, Inc.
The hotels offer a full complement of amenities, including outdoor gathering areas with fire pits, swimming pools and spas, exercise rooms, a sport court, convenience markets, breakfast areas, business centers, guest laundry facilities and meeting space that can accommodate groups of up to 200 people.
Tags: • Hospitality • Amenities • Brands • Architecure & Interiors • Construction/Renovation • Openings •
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