R.D. Olson Construction completes work on Legoland Hotel in California
April 30, 2013 – World Construction Network
US-based R.D. Olson Construction, Incorporated has completed construction work on the 250-room Legoland Hotel at Legoland California Resort in Carlsbad, California.
The new Legoland Hotel is located at the entrance to Legoland California Resort, requiring construction to occur without impacting the guest experience.
The fabricated custom scaled replica Lego bricks adorn the hotel’s exterior façade, while more than 3,500 Lego models are spread throughout the property, including a smoke breathing dragon ensconced in the clock tower at the hotel’s entry. The hotel also includes multiple interactive play areas such as the 32-foot high pirate shipwreck, river of LEGO and knight’s castle in the hotel’s atrium.
The three-story hotel provides different Lego theme on each floor, including Pirate, Adventure and Kingdom. The public spaces include Bricks Family Restaurant, Skyline Cafe, Mini’s Lounge, event space and an outdoor heated swimming pool.
The guest rooms of the hotel include a kid’s alcove with bunk beds and a trundle bed, plus a separate sleeping room for adults. Every aspect of the hotel replicates Lego custom millwork, wall coverings, lighting, artwork, Lego standard paint colors, carpet, and even themed elevators.
R.D. Olson Construction has worked with Storyland Studios and with a local architect to deliver the project for Merlin Entertainments Group, a UK-based operator of amusement parks. The construction work on the project has lasted for 15 months.