Bob Olson Olson: “The focus is on trying to create a unique and innovative public space in which all travelers want to interact and engage.”

NEWPORT BEACH, CA—The services travelers desire are universal among all demographic groups, and their desires are changing, so hotel owners and their development partners need to stay on top of these trend shifts, R.D. Olson Development’s founder and CEO Bob Olson tells The firm, which is active in developing and repositioning commercial and hospitality properties nationwide, was recently named Development Partner of the Year by Marriott International at the hotelier’s Full Service Owners Conference in Washington, D.C. The prominent national award honors companies that develop upscale full-service hotels that stand above the rest.