Irvine, Calif.—R.D. Olson Construction is commencing construction on its latest luxury hotel project, The Bicycle Casino Hotel in Bell Gardens, Calif. Through this $45 million project, R.D. Olson Construction will create approximately 300 construction-related jobs in a community that is currently experiencing 16.3 percent unemployment.
The Bicycle Casino is currently the largest employer in Bell Gardens, and the 100-room, luxury hotel project will have a meaningful economic impact on the area, creating 250 new hotel and casino jobs. Construction is planned for completion the first quarter of 2015.
“R.D. Olson Construction is proud to be a part of a project that will have such a profound economic impact on an area in need of stimulation,” said Bill Wilhelm, executive vice president of R.D. Olson Construction.
The seven-story, 117,907-square-foot hotel will feature a bakery/cafe, restaurant, penthouse nightclub, roof-top open air gaming area, health spa, fitness center and second floor, elevated swimming pool with cabanas. When complete, the casino and hotel will have more than 15,000 square feet of event, meeting and function space.