Business and Tourism

Public Invited to Learn More the Anaheim Streetcar

Public Invited to Learn More the Anaheim Streetcar ANAHEIM, Calif. (March 4, 2016) – The city of Anaheim invites the community to an information meeting to learn more about the proposed Anaheim Rapid Connection streetcar project. The meeting is set for Thursday, March 17, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, or ARTIC, at 2626 ...

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Hotel Incentive Policy Attracts Another Luxury Hotel To Anaheim Resort Area

Good Hope International will utilize the Hotel Incentive Policy passed by the Anaheim City Council majority (Kris Murray, Lucille Kring, Jordan Brandman) earlier this summer to build a 580-room luxury hotel across Harbor Boulevard from Disneyland on the site of the venerable Anaheim Plaza Hotel and Suites. The 8.8 acres site will be scraped to make way for a four diamond ...

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A-Town Project Could Be Underway By End Of 2015

The OC Register reports that the long-dormant A-Town project may finally get underway by the end of this year: Construction of a 43-acre residential-and-retail development known as A-Town may get underway by the end of the year, with new plans for the long-delayed project going before the Anaheim City Council as early as October. The developer, Lennar Corp., plans on ...

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Disneyland “Star Wars Land” Construction To Start In 2016

Under the terms of the development agreement approved by the Anaheim City Council on July 7, Disney had to begin construction of what was later revealed to be “Star Wars Land” by the end of 2017. Otherwise, it would forfeit the de facto 30-year entertainment tax ban that was part of the agreement. Today, Disney announced it would begin construction of ...

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Visit Anaheim To Air Its First-Ever Broadcast TV Commercial Promoting Anaheim

Visit Anaheim (formerly known as the Anaheim/OC Visitor & Convention Bureau – is set to air it’s first-ever broadcast television commercial, promoting Anaheim nationwide as a destination: The vibrant, fast-paced 30-second commercial dares viewers to imagine what they can do while visiting Anaheim. The commercial is set to air nationally on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) during the 2015 National Pro Grid ...

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UPDATED: 4-Diamond-Rated JW Marriott Coming To GardenWalk

[Updated at the end with today’s OC Register editorial about the JW Marriott announcement.] Several weeks ago, the OC Register published an editorial mocking the Anaheim TOT tax rebate agreement intended to facilitate the building of two luxury hotels at the GardenWalk: “Tax Giveaway Can’t Lure Hotel To Anaheim GardenWalk.” The editorial was notable for the intellectual dishonesty of ignoring the ...

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Anaheim/OC Visitor & Convention Bureau Changes Name to “Visit Anaheim”

The Anaheim/OC Visitor and Convention Bureau has changed its name to “Visit Anaheim,” going from a longer, more institutional name to an action-oriented moniker that pithily encapsulates the bureau’s mission. From the OC Register: “It’s an easier search for visitors, it’s more inviting, and I think it gives us personality,” said Jay Burress, chief executive and president of Visit Anaheim, ...

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Anaheim Tourism Improvement District To Put $4 Million Into ARTIC Over 2 Years

From Councilwoman Kris Murray’s e-newsletter: Resort District Invests in ARTIC ARTIC, the city’s world-class regional transportation center, is vital to the mobility of our city, county and region. This intermodal center is the centerpiece of an increasingly interconnected regional transportation network extending from Los Angeles to San Diego. It is also a draw for substantial new transit-based housing, entertainment and ...

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Anaheim/OC Job Fair and Expo Today, June 17, At Convention Center

An expected 220 employers offering over 3,800 jobs will be at the 7th annual Anaheim/OC Job Fair and Expo today, June 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Anaheim Convention Center:   The Anaheim/OC Job Fair and Expo is FREE, which includes entrance, parking, workshops, resume reviews, Wi-Fi, and more. Highlights will include the opportunity to meet potential employers face-to-face, ...

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BREAKING: Judge Dismisses OCCORD Lawsuit Against GardenWalk Hotels Agreement

UPDATED with reaction from City of Anaheim Superior Court Judge David McEachen has dismissed the OCCORD lawsuit against the City of Anaheim’s economic assistance agreement with the GardenWalk Hotels project. The left-wing advocacy group has been represented in this suit by liberal litigator Cory Briggs (who is also CATER’s partner-in-litigation against the Anaheim Convention Center expansion). Judge McEachen ruling clears ...

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