Four-Diamond Luxury Hotel Proposed for Disneyland
Photo courtesy of The Disneyland Resort.
The Happiest Place on Earth appears poised to expand, as Disneyland officials submitted a proposal this week for a 700-room Disney-themed hotel at the Anaheim, California resort.
If approved by the city, the AAA four-diamond luxury hotel would break ground in 2018 with the opening scheduled for 2021. It would be the resort's fourth hotel overall and third four-diamond rated property, joining the Disneyland Hotel and the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, which opened in 2001.
The four-diamond rating requires Disney to spend a minimum of $225,000 per guest room, including at least $30,000 in furniture, fixtures and equipment in each room.
The hotel is currently without a theme, but the Register confirmed that Walt Disney Imagineering will lead the design efforts.
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Amenities would include an upscale rooftop restaurant boasting views of the resort, two pools, a fitness facility, concierge service and a children's play area.
Rendering courtesy of The Disneyland Resort.
Nightly rates for the planned hotel would start at approximately $450.
"This new flagship hotel would create thousands of jobs and benefit Anaheim with more than $750 million in additional tax revenue over the next four decades, while helping the city reach its stated goal of attracting more high-end visitors," Disneyland spokeswoman Suzi Brown told the Register.
The proposal comes shortly after the resort began construction on "Star Wars" land, which is expected to help boost attendance when it opens two or three years from now.
"If the Disney luxury hotel is built, we will get multiple times the revenue for the city," Councilwoman Lucille Kring told the Register. "That’s entirely new income and we’re always trying to pay down our debt and provide more services for the residents."
"With 'Star Wars' coming and the convention center (expansion) opening next year, there’s a lot of good stuff happening here in Anaheim."
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