Irvine, Calif.—R.D. Olson Development has broken ground on the $60 million Tustin Pacific Center, a 196,000-square-foot, mixed-use hotel and retail development in Tustin, CA. The project includes two 4-story hotels, a 149-room Residence Inn by Marriott and a 145-room Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott. Both hotels represent the latest design generations by Marriott.
“These are the first hotels to be built in Tustin in more than 15 years,” said Bob Olson, CEO and founder of R.D. Olson Development, in an announcement. “This project will serve the Tustin business community and surrounding areas, including the Irvine Business Complex and the Santa Ana Civic Center.”
The Tustin Pacific Center groundbreaking ceremony was attended by several Tustin civic leaders, including Mayor John Nielsen, Councilmember Rebecca Gomez, City Manager Jeffrey Parker and Community Development Director Elizabeth Binsack, among others. Olson purchased the 8.38-acre parcel from the City of Tustin in 2011.
Residence Inn by Marriott is rolling out its latest design iteration, Generation 9. The Tustin Residence Inn will be the first of its kind in Southern California, and among the first throughout the country. The new design includes studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom guest suites, updated technology and connectivity, improved work areas, full kitchens, and improved bathrooms.
The Tustin Fairfield Inn & Suites also represents the newest generation of this Marriott concept and is the first of its kind in California.
Both hotels offer amenities, including outdoor areas with pools, spas, fire pits and a sports court, exercise rooms, convenience markets, breakfast areas, business centers and a shared 2,950 square feet of meeting space.
R.D. Olson Development will retain ownership of the hotels upon completion, expected in August 2013, with Marriott International providing management services. Tustin Pacific Center was designed by Gene Fong Associates, with interior architecture by Johnson Brand Design Group, Inc. Construction will be performed by R.D. Olson Construction.