R.D. Olson starts $90 million Coachella Valley resort resort buildout

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General contractor R.D. Olson Construction says that construction has started with a $90 million buildout at TALUS La Quinta, a Coachella Valley resort developed by The Robert Green Company.

Upon completion, the site include hotels from two brands, along with a conference center, golf clubhouse and spa facility. Along with the 134 and 200-room hotels, there will be 29 single-family homes and 55 condos.

R.D. Olson has begun the first phase of construction, which includes a $90 million buildout of one of the 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,” R.D. Olson president Bill Wilhelm said in a Nov. 17 statement.  “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.”

The single-story 40,000-sq. ft.  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-sq. ft. golf clubhouse including a pro shop, restaurant and golf cart area. Adjacent, a nearly 68,000-sq. ft. conference center will feature both main and junior ballrooms. The detached spa will feature 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.

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.

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