Construction starts on Talus La Quinta in Coachella Valley

R.D. Olson Construction has started construction on Talus La Quinta, a luxury resort in Coachella Valley being developed by The Robert Green Company. Upon completion, Talus will include hotels from two notable brands, along with a conference center, golf clubhouse and spa facility. The 134-room luxury hotel and a 200-room lifestyle hotel will be adjacent to 29 branded single-family homes and 55 condominiums.

R.D. Olson has begun the first phase of construction, which includes a $90 million buildout of the luxury hotel’s common areas including a full-service spa and landscaping, in addition to a golf clubhouse and conference center. The first phase is scheduled to be completed in May 2023. The second phase, which will break ground in mid-2022, will encompass the second lifestyle hotel.

“As leaders in the hospitality industry, we are excited to begin construction on this highly anticipated project, bringing a modern luxury resort to the Coachella Valley,” said Bill Wilhelm, president of R.D. Olson Construction. “Our seasoned team of construction professionals and strong relationships with partners will ensure that the project runs smoothly as we deliver high-caliber venues and amenities that will be of service to both residents and hotel guests.”

Constructed on a single story, the entire project has a classic design with glazing and horizontal lines on the façade, stone flooring and tall ceilings. The 40,000 square feet of hotel common space will include a lobby bar, three retail shops and private dining area surrounded by a valet parking center, three pools, a pool bar, cabanas and an event lawn.

The property will house a 12,000-square-foot golf clubhouse including a pro shop, restaurant and golf cart area. A nearly 68,000-square-foot conference center will have both main and junior ballrooms, allowing for event space flexibility with a separate conference room and employee operational area. The detached spa will have a salon, fitness and yoga center and retail area as well as locker rooms, hot and cold spas, 10 spa treatment rooms, one couple’s treatment room and a spa-centric swimming pool. 
Aimed at the luxury market, this is the first project on which R.D. Olson is working with the developer. The firm partnered with Gensler on the architecture and interiors for the golf course and BraytonHughes Design Studios for the overall interior design.