GOLETA, CA and IRVINE, CA--(Aug 23, 2012) - R.D. Olson Development and Wynmark Company announce the opening of the 106-room Courtyard by Marriott in Goleta, CA. The $28 million hotel will serve market demand from University of California, Santa Barbara, located one mile south, and meet the needs of local businesses, the region's largest industrial companies and more than 80 local R&D firms.
UCSB is a primary demand generator in Goleta, and the Courtyard concept
ideally suited to serve the many lodging needs emanating from the
community," said Bob
Olson, CEO and founder of R.D. Olson Development. "At the same
business travelers will value the functional design and interactive
found in this latest
generation of Courtyard by Marriott."
Goleta Courtyard by Marriott is located at 401
Storke Road, within one mile of Santa Barbara Airport and the abundant
retail services at Camino Real Marketplace. Girsh Park, a 25-acre
that attracts 350,000 visitors annually, is adjacent to the hotel.
Courtyard by Marriott is in the perfect location for groups affiliated
park, especially soccer teams and other team sports," said Olson.
"Marriott brands are at the forefront of the lodging industry and have
exceptionally loyal customer following."
Mediterranean-style hotel has 106 guest rooms, 50 percent of which have
queen beds to accommodate families. Guest room amenities include Wi-Fi
flat-screen TVs, microwave ovens and ergonomic workspace areas. The
offers 1,300 square feet of meeting space and a contemporary restaurant
The Bistro, offering quick serve dining in a relaxed environment.
The hotel lobby
combines high style with high-tech for maximum functionality. Welcome
replace the traditional front desk to create a more inviting reception
guests. An innovative and interactive GoBoard™ displays news, weather,
local restaurants and other items of interest for guests. Interactive
pods with individually controlled flat-panel TVs offer a pleasing place
work, meet or relax.
The hotel also
features a large outdoor pool and spa, a fitness room, a putting green
inviting outdoor terrace with a fire pit for guest gatherings.
development strategy is actively meeting the increasing demand for
next-generation lodging properties, with the Goleta Courtyard by
the firm's fourth hotel opening in 10 months. In November 2011, R.D.
Development opened the Courtyard by Marriott in Oceanside, CA. The firm
opened the Residence Inn by Marriott in San Juan Capistrano, CA, the
hotel built in that market in more than 20 years. In July 2012, Olson
completed a Courtyard by Marriott in Maui, HI. The Irvine, CA-based
has also started two Orange County, CA hotels.
literally just broke ground on a $60 million mixed-use development in
County that includes a 149-room Residence Inn by Marriott and a
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott, both of which are the latest
designs of these concepts to break ground in Southern California," said
Olson. The firm also has two Residence Inns in the planning stage.
Associates of Los Angeles was the architect for the Goleta Courtyard by
Marriott, while the interior spaces were designed by Kling/Barta Design
Shawnee Mission, KS. Construction was performed by R.D.
Olson Construction, the contracting firm founded by Bob Olson in
About R. D.
Based in Irvine, CA, R.D.
Olson Development is engaged in the development and repositioning
commercial properties nationwide. A specialist in developing
properties, the firm is also experienced in the development of office,
multifamily and recreational projects. Robert "Bob" Olson founded
R.D. Olson Development in 1997 following nearly 20 years as founder and
CEO of R.D.
Olson Construction. Notable R.D. Olson Development projects include
Marriott Renaissance ClubSport in Aliso Viejo, CA, Residence Inns in
CA and Irvine, CA, and the latest prototype designs of Courtyard by
Oceanside, CA and Maui, HI. www.rdodevelopment.com
Wynmark Company is a
Santa Barbara, CA-based planning and development company that is
undertaking unique projects that meet the needs of the local community.
its inception in 1993, Wynmark has planned, permitted and built a
of projects in the Santa Barbara area and beyond, including a
500,000-square-foot regional shopping center, an 80,000-square-foot
building, a 369-unit senior living campus, a high-end residential
and a 25-acre community park.