ANAHEIM, CA—R.D. Olson Construction is beginning construction on a six-story, 221-room Courtyard by Marriott hotel here. Owner Northwest Hotel Corp. hired the general contractor to build the $34-million hotel, which is slated for June 2015 completion.
The Courtyard by Marriott Anaheim will be within walking distance of Disneyland theme park and will showcase family-friendly features such as bunk beds, spacious bathrooms and Alpine-inspired views of Disneyland’s Matterhorn ride. Guest amenities include a 20,000-square-foot water and recreation park with slides, water cannons and tipping buckets, as well as a pool and spa, outside dining area, lounge, gift shop and meeting space.
The Courtyard brand has focused of late on targeting particular demographic and geographic groups, and the new Anaheim hotel will further demonstrate this focus. According to Joseph G. Cervantes, senior EVP of operations for R.D. Olson, “We are able to take our experience incorporating Marriott’s newest Gen Next design in the Courtyard by Marriott Irvine Spectrum, as well as our experience across multiple Marriott brands, and build on those concepts to integrate additional family-friendly features into this hotel.”
The hotel’s interior and exterior design will include Spanish architecture through the use of a Santa Barbara plaster-style stucco finish and clay tile Mansard roofs. The property will include Gen Next design features including welcome pedestals that replace the traditional front desk; an interactive GoBoard to display news, weather, traffic and destination information; and semi-enclosed media pods with individually controlled flat-panel TVs.
R.D. Olson recently broke ground on the 170-room SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Downtown Burbank and is in the process of a significant hotel conversion near Los Angeles International Airport on which it would not comment further. The firm is also nearing completion on the 210-room Courtyard by Marriott Irvine Spectrum. In addition, earlier this year the firm was honored with the ENR Best Projects Award of Merit for the Legoland Hotel project.