Ojai Valley Inn and Spa – Geotechnical Services

The Ojai Valley Inn and Spa (OVI) is a luxury destination hotel. The Inn has been honored in the prestigious, Condé Nast Traveler Magazine Top 100 Hotels in the World, editor-selected Gold List, and has been chosen by Travel + Leisure publication readers as one of the Best Hotels in the World.

OVI is persistent in its effort to maintain and improve their facilities. Padre has assisted OVI in this pursuit by providing professional geotechnical services to the Inn since 2001. This work began with the 2002-2003 OVI Expansion Project which included the addition of 10 new guest room buildings, a swimming pool, and extensive remodeling of the existing facilities. Padre provided subsurface exploration, laboratory testing, geotechnical/geologic analysis and prepared the geotechnical study for the project. Padre performed foundation plan review for the project during design and subsequently provided grading observation and testing services during the construction phase of the project. Padre’s work on this project was completed in 2005.

Beginning in 2014, Padre again provided geotechnical services to the OVI for the OVI Phases I and II Renovations Project. In 2017/2018 Padre provided similar geotechnical engineering design and testing services during construction of the recently competed Farmhouse project. The Farmhouse is a “culinary inspired event center” that includes large indoor and outdoor dining areas that can accommodate events of 2,000 attendees or more, commercial kitchen for catering, and a culinary display kitchen where renown chefs provide culinary demonstrations and tastings for guests.

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