BURBANK and IRVINE, Calif.—R.D. Olson Development has opened the 170-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott hotel in Burbank, California, adding to the growing list of completed projects for the Irvine, California-based developer. Executives from R.D. Olson Development and Marriott International were joined by City of Burbank civic leaders at the ribbon-cutting ceremony today for the new hotel, a project that marks the continued revitalization of downtown Burbank.
This project marks R.D. Olson Development’s second Marriott brand development in Burbank. The firm also developed the 166-room Residence Inn by Marriott Burbank, and drew upon its experience in the Burbank market for this project.
“We saw this as an outstanding opportunity to energize this street-to-street block on San Fernando Boulevard and make a significant contribution to the growing economic base in Burbank,” said Bob Olson, president and CEO of R.D. Olson Development.
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Burbank is located on the south side of San Fernando Boulevard between Providencia and Santa Anita Avenues. The location is close to Burbank Town Center and is a two-block walk to downtown Burbank.
“Properties like this are extremely difficult to acquire and only come along once every few real estate cycles,” said Dustin Schmidt, vice president of real estate acquisitions for R.D. Olson Development. “We were fortunate to earn the trust of the Phillips family who had owned this property for over 70 years. They allowed us to purchase and redevelop the property into a high-quality hotel project which will instill pride for generations to come.”
The all-suite hotel features Marriott’s latest Gen 4.5 design for SpringHill Suites and meets the needs of both weekday business travelers and weekend leisure guests in a contemporary setting. The 102,075-square-foot hotel is designed with a room mix that includes 88 king bed and 82 double queen bed configurations.
Guestroom suites offer dedicated work spaces with full-sized desks, free high-speed Wi-Fi, separate seating areas, kitchenettes with microwaves, mini-fridges and coffee service, and bathrooms equipped with separate showers and bathtubs. Public amenities in the hotel include a breakfast area, lounge, meeting facilities, state-of-the-art fitness center, business center, guest laundry, and an onsite convenience market. Outdoor amenities include a beautifully landscaped outdoor space with a fire pit and a pool and spa area.
The SpringHill Suites Burbank features an interior design theme that pays tribute to the local area, as is customary for R.D. Olson Development hotels. In this case, the interior setting pays homage to the entertainment and media industries that have shaped Burbank. The bar area honors classic Hollywood icons, and is complete with a mural of Marilyn Monroe. It is named NINETEEN26.