MW Builders was the general contractor for a new AC Hotel by Marriott in Santa Rosa, CA, in the center of California’s Wine Country. In response to a severe labor shortage, the hotel was built using a combination of field-built and modular construction.
The 20,000-SF first floor of the hotel was field-built and includes check-in lobby, meeting space, breakfast area and valet parking garage. A post-tensioned concrete podium over the first floor supports four levels and 54,000 SF of wood-frame modular units. Hotel units were pre-built at a modular plant in Boise, ID, where all finishes were pre-installed, and furniture was loaded into the units and strapped to the floors. The units were then wrapped in protective fabric, trucked to Santa Rosa, and stacked like lego blocks. Then, MW Builders connected the utilities, installed the façade, seamed the roof, put in elevators, and completed exterior landscaping.
This AC Marriott is one of the first hotels built in the city since the devastating wildfires hit the Santa Rosa area.