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Residence Inn Awbrey Cook Rogers McGill Architects served as the architectural firm for the project with interior design by Degen & Degen.

LOS ANGELES—It is official. Old Town Pasadena has a new hotel—its first in 15 years. R.D. Olson Development delivered the 144-room, 94.091-square-foot Residence Inn this week at a grand opening ceremony with project stakeholders Marriott International and project general contractor R.D. Olson Construction.

“Pasadena is a vibrant market, and it serves many demand generators—leisure, business, group travel, government business,” Bob Olson, CEO and founder of R.D. Olson Construction, tells GlobeSt.com. “The renaissance happening there over the last 15 years has been very exciting to see. In addition to all of that, it is also very difficult to develop anything in the market. The process is very complicated.”

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.

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