Office building near LAX to be converted to Marriott-brand hotel
February 28, 2014 – Los Angeles Times
by Roger Vincent
R.D. Olson Construction is commencing construction on a $44.5 million hotel project, the Residence Inn by Marriott at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in Los Angeles, Calif. The general contractor was chosen by new owners, SVI LAX to convert the 12-story office building to a 231-room, extended stay hotel.
The new hotel will feature the Residence Inn by Marriott’s latest Generation 9 design, with guest amenities that include a pool, spa, fire pit, sports court, exercise room, business center and meeting space. The hotel entrance will include a backlit, free-flowing sphere porte cochère to welcome guests. The new Residence Inn will also feature 3,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space.
“Complex construction projects like this office-to-hotel conversion give R.D. Olson the opportunity to put our diverse construction experience and hotel industry expertise to great use,” said Bill Wilhelm, executive vice president of R.D. Olson Construction. The project is slated for completion in January 2015.
R.D. Olson has constructed over 1,000 hotel rooms in the Southern California market over the past three years. The firm most recently broke ground on the 170-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Downtown Burbank, Calif. R.D. Olson is also currently collaborating with Marriott International on a 210-room Courtyard by Marriott in the Irvine Spectrum Center.