New hotel gets planning commission approval

March 11, 2014 by  

A new hotel on the Pacific Coast Highway is closer to breaking ground.

In a 5-to-1 vote last month, the Huntington Beach Planning Commission approved a slightly amended plan for the eight-story hotel proposed by the R.D. Nelson development firm. The new facility is part of Huntington Beach’s Pacific City project.

Since the Planning Commission has signed-off, building permits can be issued assuming there are no appeals of the decision to the California Coast Commission in the next 10 days. This is good news according to Rob Olson, the development firm’s founder and president, who said:

“We would like to get started as soon as we can. We’re ready to go. We closed on the land in December and our loan is in place.”

The hotel will have 250 guest rooms, meeting spaces, banquet, restaurant, and spa facilities. Sitting on a four-acre site, this will be an “unbranded life style hotel”, according to Olson. While families are expected for weekend-stays, the majority of the weekday business is expected to come from business travelers.

With arrivals like new hotels, local printing companies specializing in custom brochure printing or flyer printing services are sure to be pleased at the prospect of a new business customer; one that has a consistent need for up-to-date marketing and PR materials.

The 31-acre Pacific City project site, where the hotel will be built, is active these days thanks to DJM Development Partners. DJM is deep into construction on its 6.5-acre outdoor shopping center at the location.