Irvine, Calif. – Nearly one year to the day from breaking ground, R.D. Olson Development has opened the doors on a pair of Orange County hotels in the $60 million Tustin Pacific Center, a 196,000-square-foot, mixed-use hotel and retail development at the 55 Freeway and Edinger Avenue in Tustin, CA. Olson’s latest project includes a 149-suite Residence Inn and a 145-room Fairfield Inn & Suites, both featuring innovative new designs that are the first of their kind in Southern California.  

The new Fairfield Inn & Suites showcases Marriott’s latest Generation 4 design with vibrant, inventive public spaces and smart, energetic décor. Guestrooms offer relaxed, comfortable surroundings, ample work areas, contemporary bathrooms and conveniences such as a microwave, coffee maker and refrigerator.

The Residence Inn features Marriott’s latest innovations in room design, with modern, well-appointed studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites that offer guests stylish and spacious surroundings. The new Generation 9 suites are designed with fully-equipped kitchens, flexible and efficient workspaces, sectional sofas and luxurious bathrooms. Guestrooms provide a healthy balance between productivity and rest, and are ideal for extended stay guests.

“I think we have the best brands in the market,” said Bob Olson, CEO and founder of R.D. Olson Development. “Both of these hotels promise the utmost in guest experience with an exceptionally well-thought and balanced approach to the varied needs of today’s business and leisure travelers. The Residence Inn offers an excellent extended stay lodging choice, and Fairfield Inn & Suites is a competitive, high quality hotel in its own right.”

The art in the hotel’s public spaces celebrates Tustin’s history, while guestrooms are adorned with lifestyle images of Orange County’s beach communities. Tustin Pacific Center was designed by Gene Fong Associates, with interior architecture by Johnson Braund Design Group, Inc. Perkowitz + Ruth Architects designed the retail component of the project.

The hotels offer a full complement of amenities, including outdoor gathering areas with fire pits, swimming pools and spas, spacious exercise rooms, a sport court, convenience markets, breakfast areas, business centers, guest laundry facilities and meeting space that can accommodate groups of up to 200 people.

A 16,180-square-foot retail center is located at the main entry to the project and will include Starbucks, FedEx Office, Subway and Flame Broiler. One retail bay remains available for lease, as is a freestanding restaurant pad.

Olson purchased the 8.38-acre parcel from the City of Tustin in 2011 with plans to deliver the first new hotels to the Tustin area in more than 15 years. Competed ahead of schedule, the hotels are poised to serve business travelers, leisure guests and groups.  

“These new hotels provide the residents and businesses in Tustin with a best-in-class lodging option and will serve the community well for decades to come,” said Tustin Mayor Al Murray. “R.D. Olson has performed at every level on this project, and it has been a pleasure to work with them in enhancing the services infrastructure for the City of Tustin.”

Tustin Pacific Center is centrally located four miles from John Wayne Airport, is a 10-minute drive from Disneyland, and is convenient to Angels Stadium, South Coast Plaza and the beach cities of Orange County. Business travelers will benefit from the hotel’s close proximity to the Irvine Business Complex, Santa Ana Courthouse and Irvine Spectrum businesses.  

R.D. Olson and Martelli Investments will retain ownership of the hotels, with Marriott International providing management services. R.D. Olson Construction completed the project 30 days ahead of schedule, allowing Marriott’s management team a sizable head start in organizing the opening of the two hotels.

“The entire project team worked together seamlessly to deliver on Marriott’s contemporary new styling for these hotels,” said Olson. “Our longstanding experience working with Marriott enabled significant efficiencies in the development and construction of the project.”

“R.D. Olson has been our lead California developer over the past five years and continues to develop high quality hotels in high performing markets,” said Eric Jacobs, chief development officer of Marriott’s Select Service and Extended Stay division.

R.D. Olson Development
Based in Irvine, CA, R.D. Olson Development is engaged in the development and repositioning of commercial properties nationwide. A specialist in developing hospitality properties, the firm also develops office, retail, multifamily and recreational projects. The company is currently under construction with a 210-room, 8-story Marriott Courtyard in the heart of the Irvine Spectrum Center and scheduled to open in the summer of 2014. Bob Olson founded R.D. Olson Development in 1997 following nearly 20 years as founder and CEO of R.D. Olson Construction. The firm’s portfolio of developments may be viewed at www.rdodevelopment.com.

R.D. Olson Construction
Founded by Bob Olson in 1979, R.D. Olson Construction is one of the top 50 general contracting firms in California. R.D. Olson Construction is a premier builder of hotel properties for several national hoteliers, including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, and Starwood. The firm most recently completed construction on the LEGOLAND® hotel in Carlsbad, CA, the first of its kind in North America. R.D. Olson Construction is also an experienced builder of office, retail, restaurant, multifamily and recreational projects. More: www.rdolson.com

Residence Inn
With more than 600 properties in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Central America, Residence Inn by Marriott is a leader in the extended-stay lodging segment. Designed for long stays, the brand offers spacious suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Fully functional kitchens, grocery delivery, 24-hour markets and complimentary breakfast help guests maintain a healthy balance while on the road. Complimentary Wi-Fi allows guests to stay connected to the home and office, while health and fitness options and inviting lobby spaces provide comfortable places to work and relax. 

Residence Inn participates in the company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, contact the Residence Inn Tustin Orange County directly at 714-258-9700, call the Residence Inn toll-free number at 800-331-3131 or visit www.residenceinn.com. For travel tips, the latest on the brand or to connect with other travelers, “like” Residence Inn on Facebook: www.facebook.com/residenceinn, and follow Residence Inn on Twitter: www.twitter.com/residenceinn.

Fairfield Inn & Suites
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott is designed for today’s traveler who is looking to be productive on the road, whether for business or leisure. In addition to complimentary Wi-Fi and hot breakfast, Fairfield Inn & Suites offers thoughtfully designed rooms and suites that provide separate living, working and sleeping areas. With nearly 700 properties throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico, Fairfield Inn & Suites hotels participate in the award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent travel program that allows members to earn hotel points or airline miles for every dollar spent during each stay. For more information or reservations, contact the Fairfield Inn & Suites Tustin Orange County hotel directly at 714-258-9900, call the Fairfield Inn & Suites toll-free number at 800-228-2800, visit www.fairfieldinn.com, become a fan at www.facebook.com/fairfieldinnandsuitesor follow Fairfield at twitter.com/fairfieldhotels.