The Kimpton full-service boutique hotel will feature an upscalerestaurant at ground level, a rooftop patio and bar, banquet andconference facilities and other amenities. The hotel is planned aswhat Shea describes as "a one-of-a-kind venue" that will be similarin concept to the Hotel Solamar in Downtown San Diego, also aKimpton hotel.

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The two major-brand select service concepts are designed to meetthe needs of the future 5.7 million sf of new office users atLegacy Park, which is an 820-acre mixed-use development locatedbetween Red Hill Avenue, Edinger Avenue, Jamboree Road and BarrancaParkway on the site of the former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station.The first hotel will anchor the west end of the main street andwill total approximately 160 rooms. The second will be anall-suites hotel of approximately 140 suites.

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Steve Center, senior vice president of leasing for SheaProperties, comments that the new hotel offerings will be designedas "a complement to the retail area's unique dining and shoppingoptions." The hotels also will be designed to meet the fullspectrum of hospitality customer needs, from the executive andbusiness traveler, to business relocations, to familyaccommodations.

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Surrounded by interstates 405, 5, 55, and the 261 Toll Road,adjacent to the Tustin Metrolink Station, and minutes from JohnWayne Airport, Legacy Park is at the geographic center of OrangeCounty. When complete, the development will include 2,105residential units, and 6.7 million sf of commercial space includingoffice buildings, retail, hotels and restaurants.

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Legacy Park will also include 170 acres of parks and open spaceincluding a two-mile long linear park that will run diagonallythrough the project, connecting each district with pedestrianpathways. Grading is now under way at the project with the firstphase of construction set to begin on the Shea Technology Campus,an office park on the corner of Warner and Redhill Avenue, inmid-2008.

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