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MW Builders to Construct 142-Unit Modular Hotel

Bedford Lodging, a Marriott Hotel development company, chose MW Builders as the general contractor of choice to construct the new AC Marriott Hotel in Santa Rosa, Calif. The 142-unit modular hotel will have all of the guest rooms prefabricated in a factory in Boise, Idaho. Each room will be complete with flooring, paint, wallpaper, furniture, and bathroom fixtures before being shipped to Santa Rosa for assembling. While both Bedford Lodging and MW Builders have vast experience building Marriott properties, this is the first modular hotel for both companies.  

“Modular construction is perfect for heavily dense areas, high populations, and states and cities where labor rates might be higher than other areas,” says Jeff Blackman, president and owner of Bedford Lodging, “and we have this scenario in Santa Rosa, which makes offsite prefabrication a more logical choice for this particular property.”

“We are always looking for projects that will push our teams to think more creatively and help diversify our expertise,” says Todd Winnerman, president of MW Builders. “Adding a modular hotel to our portfolio will provide us with the experience necessary to educate future clients about this particular building method.” In addition to the guest rooms, this 5-story hotel will also include amenities such as a bar, restaurant, retail space on the first floor, fitness room, conference room and meeting spaces, as well as a valet parking garage.

According to the project scope, the AC Marriott Hotel building is “intended to be a contemporary and vibrant addition to the architecture of the Santa Rosa’s Railroad Square Area, which embraces the goals and objectives of the 2007 Downtown Station Area Specific Plan.” It will provide this revitalized area with retail, dining, meeting, and lodging options to stimulate tourism and local commerce.

Construction will begin in January of 2019, and the hotel is set to open in March of 2020.

About MW Builders

MW Builders is a national general construction company specializing in multifamily and student housing; education; senior living; light industrial; hospitality and entertainment; federal government; healthcare; and retail projects. MW Builders is licensed in more than 40 states and has current locations in Kansas (Kansas City Metro) and Texas (Austin Metro and Midland). Started as a family business in 1932, MW Builders is now 100% employee owned. Visit for more information.

About Bedford Lodging

Bedford Lodging is a Dallas-based hotel development company founded in 2013. Founder and President Jeff Blackman has over 25 years of expertise in every aspect of the hotel business having been affiliated with the development of more than 150 properties. Blackman's proficiency touches all facets of the lodging business including development, management, asset management, acquisition, due diligence, and advisory services.  Recent Bedford Lodging Marriott branded hotel projects include Fairfield Inn & Suites, El Paso, TX-Airport; Residence Inn Austin, TX- Airport; TownePlace Suites, Austin, TX - Tech Ridge, a dual-branded Residence Inn/Fairfield Inn & Suites Broomfield, CO, Springhill Suites-Denver West/Golden, CO and AC Hotel-Santa Rosa, CA. The company’s portfolio of developments may be viewed at

Release Date: 
Monday, January 28, 2019