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R.D. Olson to Build Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Oceanside
IRVINE, Calif. - R.D. Olson Construction, specialists in building and renovating hotels, restaurants and county clubs, has begun construction of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel in Oceanside, Calif. It is located at 3501 Seagate Way. Marriott International will manage the hotel, while developer, R.D. Olson Development, retains ownership.
This particular hotel is the newest prototype design of the Courtyard by Marriott, the company’s largest brand by room count. It is the first of its kind to open in San Diego County, showcasing a variety of new amenities and upgrades that cater to business travelers’ needs, yet provide the comforts of home.
The 82,000-square-foot four-story Courtyard by Marriott will feature 140 guest rooms and suites. As a welcomed bonus for the city’s growing business community, it will offer 2,000-square feet of meeting space. The guest rooms and suites accommodate people who travel frequently for business and want to optimize their productivity, yet also enjoy personal time. Each guest room has Internet access, a large flat-screen television, microwave oven and efficient workspace for conducting business.
The Courtyard by Marriott lobby fuses high-tech, high-style and greater functionality. With added sophistication, the new lobby design replaces the typical front desk with individual welcome pedestals to alleviate any barrier between guests and staff. An innovative and interactive GoBoardTM displays news, weather, traffic, local restaurants and documents, while semi-enclosed media pods featuring individually controlled flat-panel televisions offer a place to work, meet or relax. The new restaurant, The Bistro, gives guests a choice in service styles from grab-‘n-go options to full-service sit-down dining. Extending from the lobby is an outdoor terrace where a welcoming fire pit lends itself to social gatherings and conversation. The hotel also includes a fitness room, large outdoor pool and spa.
Adding to its appeal, the hotel is strategically located in within the Ocean Ranch development in the City of Oceanside, home to many fortune 500 companies. The hotel is wisely located for attracting visitors in route to such popular nearby attractions as the San Luis Rey Mission, Legoland, SeaWorld, San Diego Wild Animal Park and, of course, Oceanside’s pristine beaches.
This is the second hotel Irvine-based R.D. Olson Construction has built for R.D. Olson Development in Oceanside--the first being the Residence Inn by Marriott, which was completed in 2007.
“We admire Marriott’s progressiveness and enjoy being part of its newest prototypes that employ a variety of design changes,” said Robert Olson, CEO, R.D. Olson Construction.
While R.D. Olson Development and R.D. Olson Construction are separate companies, Robert Olson founded both.
Johnson Braund Design Group of Seattle, Wash., a company R.D. Olson Construction has often worked with in renovating and building new hotels throughout California will provide architectural and interior design services.
The new Courtyard by Marriott in Oceanside will be completed in the fourth quarter of 2011.
R.D. Olson Construction, based in Irvine, Calif., was founded in 1979. It has grown into one of the top 50 general contracting firms in California, building such establishments as the 174-room Renaissance ClubSport in Aliso Viejo; AVIA Hotel Long Beach; Marriott Newport Coast Villas, Newport Beach; Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Resort, Ojai; and four Marriott Residence Inns in Long Beach, Burbank, Oceanside and Irvine. Renovations include the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza, Los Angeles; Ritz Carlton Spa, Marina del Rey; and Four Seasons Los Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. The company’s most recent completions include renovating the 19-story Hotel Palomar, Westwood; Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove: and Pavilion Hotel, Catalina Island. Additionally, the company has completed more than 300 major brand restaurants nationwide.