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ARCADIA, Calif. – July 10, 2023 – R.D. Olson Construction, an award-winning general contracting firm in California, today announced that construction is underway on Hilton’s latest hotel in Arcadia, California. Guests staying in one of its 173 rooms will have access to the hotel’s restaurant, banquet hall, meeting rooms, and a rooftop bar and lounge overlooking nearby Santa Anita Racetrack. 

Located at 123 W. Huntington Drive near the 210 freeway, the hotel will serve as a high-end hospitality option for travelers in the Northern Los Angeles and Pasadena areas, with the famous Rose Bowl Stadium just eight miles away. 

Work on the full-service hotel will include the adaptive reuse (and extensive structural modification) of an existing three-story office building, in addition to the ground-up addition of a new six-story tower. This carefully planned phased work is a specialty of R.D. Olson Construction. Once completed, the property will total 138,000 square feet. 

The hotel’s design echoes the Art Deco signature curves and sleek façade of nearby Santa Anita Race Park’s main pavilion. It’s a historic nod to the past, but with ultra-modern technique. Tall vertical windows wrap around the entire hotel allowing for ample natural light throughout. 

“With almost 100 new hotels built for various national brands, at R.D. Olson Construction we have a deep experience in hospitality construction and are looking forward to bringing great knowledge value to this new Hilton,” said Bill Wilhelm, president, R.D. Olson. “We’ve also had much success in past adaptive reuse projects, with close to 250 hospitality renovations completed, so this will be a wonderful addition to our portfolio.” 

This is one of many Hilton-branded projects for R.D. Olson Construction. Other notable hospitality projects for the firm include the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Fairmont Hotel in Newport Beach, Pasea Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach, the Irvine Spectrum Marriott, and the Inn at the Mission in San Juan Capistrano. The developer is VG Properties, and the architect is AXIS/GFA. The interior design is by Atwater Studios. Completion is anticipated for the summer of 2025. 

About R.D. Olson Construction  

Founded by Bob Olson in 1979 and led by President Bill Wilhelm, R.D. Olson Construction commemorates 44 years of building and is one of the top 40 general contracting firms in California. R.D. Olson Construction is a premier builder of hotel and multi-unit properties for several national hoteliers and developers, including Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, MBK Living, Related Properties and Meta Housing, and has a robust portfolio of renovation projects including Atria Senior Housing, Chapman University’s Reeves Hall, the conversion of the historic Bank of Italy Building into the Nomad Hotel and more. The firm also has a rich history as a builder of office, retail, restaurant, education, senior living and recreational projects. Learn more at www.rdolson.com.