By Mick Tan
R.D. Olson Development is scheduled to open the 271-room, full-service Irvine Spectrum Marriott at 7905 Gateway in Irvine, Calif., in summer of 2017.
Located next to the Courtyard by Marriott Irvine Spectrum, which opened in 2014 and was developed by R.D. Olson with Joseph Martelli Real Estate Investments, Irvine Spectrum Marriott will be the first ground-up construction project with Marriott's new Millennial-focused design elements. Completing the construction is R.D. Olson Construction, while the project architect is WATG.
Monogram will do the interior architecture for the hotel, and Steven Langford Architects will do the interior architecture and design for the hotel's restaurant and rooftop terrace.
Irvine Spectrum Marriott's design will pay tribute to the local area, in this case the Irvine Ranch. The 15-story, 206,332-square-foot hotel will have 50 suites with kitchens, 121 king beds, and 100 double queen bed configurations. Guestrooms will have views of Saddleback Mountain, Laguna Canyon or Spectrum Center.
Guestrooms will have technology features, including Wi-Fi connectivity, big screen TVs with full connectivity and the ability to stream Netflix and Hulu, convenience plugs, and iPhone/iPod docking stations.
The Irvine Spectrum Marriott will also have event and pre-function spaces. A rooftop lounge will have a full-service bar with views of the Irvine Spectrum. The hotel will also have more than 13,000 square feet of meeting and pre-function space, including an event lawn.
Public area amenities will include a pool and spa, complete with outdoor fire pits and fireplaces. There will also be a two-story, 2,000-square-foot fitness center. Additional amenities will include Marriott's private lounge, M Club.