Disneyland Resort announced that they will open a new Four Diamond hotel in 202. This hotel will dramatically transform the west end of the Downtown Disney District and create a new gateway to the Disneyland Resort and i’d like to be sure that this new hotel is a good idea, but so far i’m not. Once the new hotel will be open there will be four big hotels at a few meters one from another and each to them will be stucked to the other. May be once built it won’t be the case, but on the rendering that’s how it looks like, and generally the renderings look always better than reality…
More from the official press release: The stunning 700-room hotel will feature a sophisticated design and be a game-changer for Anaheim, creating a dynamic dining, entertainment and hotel experience for resort visitors and local residents. Extensive landscaping and water elements will create a resort oasis, showcasing nature on every level of the hotel. The hotel’s location embraces the iconic Disneyland Monorail with a dedicated platform inside the hotel for direct transport into Disneyland park.
Guest rooms, public spaces and gardens will provide views of the Downtown Disney District. In addition, an upper-level restaurant and lounge will give guests a view of the popular Disneyland park fireworks.
The ground level of the hotel will include shops and restaurants opening onto an expansive landscaped plaza complete with playful water features, creating a gathering place for guests and visitors. The new hotel also connects all four Hotels of the Disneyland Resort through lush gardens and beautifully landscaped walkways, transforming the gateway on the west side and creating a welcoming entry for Disneyland Resort guests.
Earl of Sandwich, AMC Theaters, Rainforest Cafe, ESPN Zone and all Downtown Disney tenants past the LEGO Store heading towards the Disneyland Hotel will close to accommodate the new resort hotel. Some may relocate to a new shop space in the hotel once completed.
This new hotel creates great benefits for the community, generating approximately $25 million in new taxes in its first five years of operation that go directly to Anaheim’s general fund. It also will create thousands of additional construction and permanent jobs and attract new hotel guests to the resort area.
Construction will start in summer 2018, with a grand opening scheduled for 2021.
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