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Construction Begins on Hampton Inn

Glendale Hampton InnGlendale, CAR.D. Olson Construction has begun construction on Vista InvestmentsHampton Inn & Suites development in Downtown Glendale. Located at Colorado Street and Brand Blvd., the completed hotel will have 94 guestrooms. It is scheduled for completion in Spring 2016.

“The Hampton Inn & Suites Glendale project takes advantage of its environment to provide added value to the community at-large,” Bill Wilhelm, president of R.D. Olson Construction, tells “Its location in the heart of Glendale provides the hotel the opportunity to be a part of the revitalization of the downtown area.”

The property is adjacent to the Americana at Brand, which recently underwent a renovation of its own to upgrade the top floor apartments into penthouse suites. The exterior of the 57, 327-square-foot property will be made of brick, stucco, metal and glass, which will align with the design of the neighboring properties.

Togawa Smith Martin also designed the interior of the hotel. “Through the orientation of the second floor pool and viewing deck, the mountain vistas have been factored into the overall design,” says Wilhelm. “The property’s L-shape, traditionally a difficult property type, also contributes to the project’s complexity. Our experience with carefully orchestrated urban infill projects is making it possible for us to build inches from surrounding properties without disrupting tenants’ daily activities.” The hotel will also include a two-level parking structure.”

The hotel sector has experienced a healthy turn lately with many developments underway. This includes R.D. Olson Development’s recent purchase of a 23,000-square-foot Hollywood land site to build a hotel. The site currently has a Jack-in-the-Box on the site with a five-year lease. R.D. Olson will use that time to obtain entitlements and building permits.