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Anaheim Resort Area Hotel Development on the Rise

Anaheim, Calif. (November 14, 2013) – The Anaheim Resort area is in the midst of enhancing and expanding hotel offerings for incoming leisure and business visitors. There are currently four hotel projects underway in the Anaheim Resort district. The four active hotel projects include: The Hyatt Place Anaheim Resort, opening late 2014 with 178 rooms; the Hyatt House Anaheim Resort, opening in 2015 with 252 rooms; and two SpringHill Suites properties, one with 172 rooms and second with 120 rooms. Both SpringHill Suites hotels will open summer of 2014. In total, these hotel projects will account for an additional 722 guest rooms.

Future hotel development plans could bring 2,400 additional hotel rooms to the Anaheim Resort area within the next six years.

“Anaheim continues to be a vibrant leisure and convention destination and the new and upgraded hotel inventory will strengthen this position,” stated Bruce Baltin, Senior Vice President, PKF Consulting USA. “With Disney investments and public sector projects underway, Anaheim is well positioned for strong future hotel occupancy.”

Anaheim’s refreshed hotel inventory includes the newest boutique hotel offering, Hotel Indigo Anaheim (InterContinental Hotels Group). The four-story, 104-room retro-style hotel has been renovated with an investment of nearly $5 million by New Century Enterprises, LLC. Anaheim’s agricultural history is reflected in the hotel’s design, including mosaic murals featuring blooming walnut trees. The Hotel Indigo brand, the world’s first global branded boutique hotel, has grown rapidly since its launch in 2004. InterContinental Hotels Group continues to focus on growing the Hotel Indigo brand in top-tier priority markets and gateway cities.

 “As our leisure and business visitor figures continue to grow beyond 43 million people annually, Anaheim is well positioned for hotel expansion,” said Jay Burress, President and CEO, Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau. “Anaheim is one of the nation’s leading vacation and convention destinations, and as such, it is only natural that we expand and enhance our hotel offerings to better serve today’s business and leisure travelers. Moving forward, our organization plans to take an active role in discovering and encouraging hotel- and tourism-related projects that will enrich the Anaheim Resort district.”

In the neighboring city of Garden Grove, located one mile from the Anaheim Convention Center and Disneyland Resort, is the proposed Great Wolf Lodge Water Park Resort. Currently in development, this property will feature 600 full-service rooms, 30,000 square feet of meeting space and an attached water park. It is slated to open summer 2015.

The Anaheim Resort area has more than 25,000 hotel rooms. Hotel options include everything from affordable and family-friendly to four-star convention and resort properties. Orange County has a total of 55,000 hotel rooms.