Tustin Pacific Center Ahead of Schedule With New Marriott

Tustin Pacific Center Ahead of Schedule With New Marriott Prototypes
in California 
R.D. Olson Construction Targets July 2013 Completion 
IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/16/13 --  R.D. Olson Construction, a
nationwide contracting firm established in 1979 by Bob Olson, is on
pace to complete the $60 million mixed-use Tustin Pacific Center
ahead of schedule, delivering the latest prototypes of Marriott's
Residence Inn and Fairfield Inn & Suites concepts in California. 
The 196,000-square-foot project includes two 4-story hotels, a
149-room Residence Inn by Marriott and a 145-room Fairfield Inn &
Suites by Marriott. Also included is a 16,180-square-foot retail
center designed for a mix of restaurant and business service
retailers. R.D. Olson Construction broke ground on Tustin Pacific
Center in August 2012 amid steady improvement in the lodging market
both regionally and nationwide. A July 2013 completion date is
"Our expertise in hotel construction over the past 30+ years allows
us to deliver projects with maximum efficiency and competitive
pricing through every phase of construction," said Bob Olson, CEO and
founder of R.D. Olson Construction. The Irvine, CA-based general
contractor has built for Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton,
Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group, Starwood Lodging, InterContinental
Hotels Group and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, among others. 
Marriott holds high praise for Olson's ability to complete projects
ahead of schedule. "Time and again we value the reliability and speed
with which R.D. Olson Construction executes on projects, especially
those involving our newest designs," said Eric Jacobs, chief
development officer of select service and extended stay products at
Marriott International. 
It's no coincidence that R.D. Olson Construction is building the
latest design iteration for Residence Inn by Marriott, the recognized
industry leader in the extended-stay hotel market. As a Marriott
advisory board member, Bob Olson was actively involved in the
Generation 9 design. 
"The new design features the utmost in innovative guest offerings and
convenience," said Olson. The Residence Inn will include spacious
studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom guest suites, leading technology,
improved work areas, full kitchens and upscale bathrooms. 
The Tustin Fairfield Inn & Suites also represents the latest
Generation 4 design by Marriott and is one of the first of its kind
in California. Both hotels have numerous guest amenities, including
outdoor areas with pools, spas, fire pits and a sports court,
exercise rooms, convenience markets, breakfast areas, business
centers and meeting space. 
The new project has a prominent location on the 55 Freeway at Edinger
Avenue in Tustin, CA, and represents another first in the local
lodging market: these are the first new hotels built in Tustin in
more than 15 years. "Tustin Pacific Center will serve the business
travel needs throughout the surrounding area, including John Wayne
Airport, the Irvine Business Complex and the Santa Ana Civic Center,"
added Olson. 
R.D. Olson Construction has completed several new hotels in the last
12 months, including the Residence Inn by Marriott in San Juan
Capistrano, CA, and Courtyard by Marriott hotels in Oceanside and
Santa Barbara, CA, and Maui, HI. The firm has yet another Courtyard
by Marriott planned for completion by mid-year 2013 in San Jose, CA,
and is nearing completion on the nation's first Legoland Hotel at
Legoland California Resort in Carlsbad, CA. 
The general contractor is also active in the construction of office
buildings, retail centers, apartments, restaurants, health clubs and
country clubs. R.D. Olson Construction completed several restaurants
during the past year in the newly renovated Los Angeles International
Airport and at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, CA. R.D.Olson
Construction is also completing tenant improvements for the
36,000-square-foot headquarters facility for Open X in Pasadena, CA,
and an Equinox health club facility in Encino, CA. 
About R.D. Olson Construction
 Founded by Bob Olson in 1979, R.D.
Olson Construction is one of the top 50 general contracting firms in
California. R.D. Olson Construction is a premier builder of hotel
properties for several national hoteliers, including Marriott,
Hilton, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, Starwood, and others. The firm has
completed more than 300 restaurants nationwide for clients such as
Morton's, Benihana, McCormick & Schmick's, Mexi-Grill, and others.
R.D. Olson Construction is also an experienced builder of office,
retail, multifamily and recreational projects. www.rdolson.com 
Krista Sparks | Randy Hall
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