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R.D. Olson Completes Courtyard by Marriott in Goleta

IRVINE, Calif. — Less than one year after R.D. Olson Construction broke ground on the Courtyard by Marriott in Goleta, Calif., the hotel’s doors will open making it the first Marriott in Goleta. Mayor Easton and city council members will celebrate completion of the project along with R.D. Olson Construction and the joint venture team of hotel owners, R.D. Olson Development and Wynmark Company. The event will be held today at 401 Storke Rd. at 3 p.m.

Within the hotel’s 68,000 square feet of new construction, the Courtyard by Marriott houses 106 rooms including nine suites that feature two separate rooms. Fifty percent of these have two queen beds to accommodate families visiting students and faculty of University of California, Santa Barbara. Guest room amenities have Internet access via WiFi, flat-screen televisions, microwave ovens and efficient workspace for guests to conduct business. Additionally, the hotel includes 1,300 square feet of meeting space to accommodate Goleta’s growing business community. The primary hotel restaurant, The Bistro, was smartly designed to afford guests a choice in food and service style, from grab-n-go to quick service dining.
The Mediterranean-style hotel was designed by Lee and Sakahara Architects of Irvine, Calif. and the interior design team of Kling/Barta Design, LLC of Shawnee Mission, Kan.
 “The business and leisure community are sure to enjoy the many distinct amenities this brand offers,” said Robert Olson, CEO, R.D. Olson Development. 
In keeping with the amenities and functionality of the Courtyard by Marriott brand, the lobby fuses high-tech with high style. Its design generates a warm reception for guests by featuring welcome pedestals instead of the traditional front desk. An innovative and interactive GoBoard™ displays news, weather, traffic, local restaurants and documents, while semi-enclosed media pods feature individually controlled flat-panel televisions that offer a place to work, meet or relax.
Throughout, the hotel revels in local photographic art that depicts the city and reflects the county’s culture and history.
In true Southern California fashion, an outdoor terrace extends from the lobby. Here, a welcoming fire pit lends itself to social gatherings and conversation. The hotel also features such resort-style amenities as a fitness room, large outdoor pool, event lawn and spa.
Construction cost totaled $12 million.
The Courtyard by Marriott sits upon 3.02 acres of prime real estate southwest of the Goleta Technology Park, where some of the country’s largest industrial and high-tech corporations are based. It is ideally situated one mile from the University of California, Santa Barbara; Santa Barbara Airport; Camino Real Marketplace; and Pacific Ocean.
About R.D. Olson Construction
R.D. Olson Construction was founded in 1979. It has grown into one of the top 50 general contracting firms in California. It is a premier hotel builder, with its signature on 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; Residence Inn by Marriott, San Juan Capistrano; Courtyard by Marriott Maui, Hawaii; 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; Westin Gaslamp Quarter Hotel, San Diego; and Four Seasons Los Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. Recent renovations include the 19-story Hotel Palomar, Westwood; Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove; and Pavilion Hotel, Catalina Island. The company also has completed more than 300 restaurants nationwide for such premiere brands as Morton’s the Steakhouse, Benihana, McCormick & Schmick’s, and Mexi-Grill Enterprises Inc. Recent restaurant completions include The Natural Break and Carl’s Jr. at the Los Angeles International Airport.  Projects in the works include construction of Courtyard by Marriott, San Jose.
Krista Sparks | Randy Hall
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