R.D. Olson Construction has launched a remodel of the Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort.
The retooling of the hotel, which was built in the 1970s, will include modernized guest rooms and improvements to the common areas.
Sheraton Park Hotel, at 1855 South Harbor Blvd. near the Anaheim Convention Center, was recently acquired by Taconic Capital Advisors and is within walking distance to Disneyland Resort.
Work is expected to wrap up in spring 2022. By then the hotel will have 500 rooms including 10 suites, 99 king rooms and 391 double-queen rooms.
“We have extensive experience conducting renovations while hotels remain fully operational and look forward to partnering with Taconic Capital to complete this revitalization project while guests continue to enjoy all that the hotel has to offer,” said Bill Wilhelm, president of R.D. Olson Construction.
In addition to Taconic Capital, R.D. Olson Construction is partnering with architecture firm Melzer Deckert Ruder, Architects Inc. and construction manager Cumming on the project.
Charles L. Black III is the newest principal at Luxury Hotel Advisor in Newport Beach. Mary Rogers, right, is the new general manager at Montage Laguna Beach.
On the move
Mary Rogers is the new general manager at Montage Laguna Beach. She will oversee all day-to-day operations of the 30-acre beachfront resort. Rogers joins Montage Laguna Beach from Fontainebleau Miami Beach, where she was the first female general manager since the hotel’s opening in 1954. She joined the Fontainebleau in 2009 and was promoted to general manager in 2018. Previously, Rogers was part of The Ritz-Carlton family.
Charles L. Black III is the newest principal at Luxury Hotel Advisors, a boutique luxury hotel advisory and acquisitions firm in Newport Beach. He previously was a managing director of Compass Real Estate’s luxury division in Southern California. LHA is opening a Beverly Hills office, the first in a planned expansion to major U.S. cities. Black will be based in the new Beverly Hills office. He previously worked as executive vice president of Hilton & Hyland in Beverly Hills and as director of sales and marketing for Montage Hotels & Resorts.
Spire nominations open
Nominations have opened for the 10th annual SPIRE Awards program hosted by the Orange County Chapter of Commercial Real Estate Women.
The awards recognize performance in real estate by teams and people working in the Orange County market.
“We are looking forward to bringing new components to the ceremony, which includes new branding, new website and a new event format,” said Anita Chen, co-chair of the CREW Orange County SPIRE Awards Committee.
The 2020 SPIRE Awards did not take place because of the pandemic. The 2021 event will announce the finalists and winners for the 2019 and 2020-2021 nomination periods.
The Spire awards honor recipients in nine categories, including women in CRE; CRE emerging leader; MVP service partner; new construction; building renovations; tenant improvements; leasing sales; and philanthropy.
Nominations will be accepted through 5 p.m. Sept. 3. To nominate an individual or team, or to get more information regarding the event or sponsoring the SPIRE Awards Gala, go to crewocspireawards.com.
Winners will be announced at the awards gala, which will take place Oct. 15 at AV in Irvine.
CREW Orange County has been serving Orange County real estate professionals since 1988.
Philanthropic program gets a new name
Ware Malcomb in Irvine has renamed its philanthropy-focused program WM Community. Previously it was called Culture Designed to Care. The firm’s philanthropic mission includes community involvement and giving, diversity and pro bono services. For 22 years, Ware Malcomb has partnered with United Way in an annual company-wide campaign supporting United Way chapters across North America. To date, the design firm’s contributions total some $730,000.
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