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R.D. Olson Construction Commences Renovation of Kimpton Hotel Wilshire

Boutique Los Angeles property will undergo guest room, rooftop and common space upgrades

Los Angeles, Calif. – R.D. Olson Construction, an award-winning general contracting firm in California, has begun the renovation of Kimpton Hotel Wilshire, a 41,900-square-foot boutique hotel that the firm originally built in 2011 as an adaptive re-use of a 1951 office building. The renovation will encompass a full modernization of the Los Angeles hotel’s 74 guest rooms, as well as a revitalization of the rooftop deck and other common spaces. Hotel Wilshire will remain open during construction, which is expected to be completed by fall.

The remodel will include new wall coverings, carpet, furniture, flooring and lighting for all guest rooms, as well as improvements to the corridors. The firm also will be doing a complete upgrade of the rooftop deck, including major enhancements to the existing pool, bar, restaurant, restrooms, landscaping, tiling and lighting. Additional improvements will be made to the lobby, boardroom, penthouse and second-floor lounge.

“It is always a pleasure to earn repeat business, and working with OSM Investment Company once again on Hotel Wilshire’s refresh speaks to our firm’s relationship-focused business model that prioritizes client satisfaction and longevity,” said Bill Wilhelm, president of R.D. Olson Construction.  

In 2011, R.D. Olson Construction completed the adaptive re-use and structural retrofit of a 1951 office building, converting it into Hotel Wilshire. The firm is working alongside KNA Design on the remodel.  

“We have a large portfolio of ground-up hospitality work, but we also take pride in our smaller renovations, particularly of projects we have worked on previously,” added Wilhelm.

Hotel Wilshire is located between West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, within walking distance of The Grove, Beverly Center, Los Angeles Museum of Art, La Brea Tar Pits and Museum and a variety of other world-class entertainment, dining and shopping attractions. Other LA-area hospitality projects from R.D. Olson Construction include AC Hotel Beverly Hills; H Hotel; AC Hotel El Segundo; the dual-brand Marriott in Marina del Rey and the renovation of the Four Seasons Hotel Beverly Hills.