Developer Wincome Group will break ground this summer for a new $225 million, 4-Diamond Hotel immediately adjacent to the almost-completed, expanding Anaheim Convention Center. The luxury destination will be built at 1030 West Katella Avenue – the current site of the 348-room Anabella Hotel, which will close in mid-August. Construction of the new property to begin soon afterward, and the first guests are expected to check-in in early 2020.
The deluxe hotel – whose brand and flag will be announced soon – will offer 600 rooms of 4-Diamond accommodations, including more than 100 suites and a lavish Presidential Suite the Wincome Group describes as “unlike any other room in the Anaheim market today.” It will feature more than 41,000 square feet of meeting space for business events and corporate retreats; headquarters facilities for larger meetings at the adjacent Convention Center will be available on the site.
The new luxury destination will also have:
- A rooftop bar and lounge
- 23,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space for both casual and elegant dining.
- Two luxury pools and tropical outdoor spaces
- State-of-the-art gym and workout facilities
- 1,115 spaces in a seven-level, 369,800-square-foot parking structure.
The Wincome Group project will be the first 4-Diamond hotel built in the Anaheim Resort since the opening of Disney’s Grand Californian more than 15 years ago. According to the developer, the lavish hotel will “offer a premium destination currently unavailable to both convention and Resort travelers to Anaheim.” The grand opening of the expanded Anaheim Convention Center is expected in September of this year.
“We are really excited to elevate the Anaheim experience with this new hotel in the heart of Anaheim’s Resort,” said Paul Sanford, Asset Manager for Wincome Group. “The Anaheim market for higher-end convention and leisure travelers is ready for a destination like this.”
The 4-Diamond project will create hundreds of permanent and construction-related jobs, and is part of a $6 billion wave of development hitting the Anaheim Resort, in large part spurred by the Hotel Incentive Policy enacted by the Anaheim City Council in 2015 (and ended earlier this year). Four other 4-Diamond properties are in the development pipeline as a result of the TOT tax-based incentive policy.