R.D. Olson Construction breaks ground on first Kahului airport hotel

KAHULUI, Hawaii -- R.D. Olson Construction started building the four-story, 138-room Courtyard by Marriott Maui hotel.

The 80,000 square-foot hotel will remain under the ownership of its developer, R.D. Olson Development, and it will be managed by Marriott International. Construction project cost for the Courtyard by Marriott Maui will be $16.5 million, and the expected completion date is set for spring 2011.

Courtyard by Marriott Maui is located at the intersection of Haleakala Highway and Keolani Place on 3.5 acres of prime real estate neighboring Kahului airport and Maui’s business, commercial and governmental hub.

“The hotel has been warmly received by neighboring residents and nearby businesses,” said Robert Olson, development CEO and president of R.D. Olson. “While it will be a huge commodity to community groups and business travelers, the hotel’s location and amenities also will attract travelers transiting the airport and those wanting easy access to activities and sights on the island’s popular North Shore.”

The hotel will house 49 studio king and 79 studio double queen guest rooms, six suites, and four extended stay suites. Johnson Braund Design Group of Seattle, Wash., is providing the architectural and interior design services.

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