Business and Tourism

JW Marriott Hotel At GardenWalk Celebrates “Topping Off” Construction Milestone

The JW Marriott Anaheim hotel project at the GardenWalk celebrated a significant construction milestone last week with a “topping off” party for the project’s construction workers and general contracting team. “Topping Off” is what it sounds like: the point at which the general contractor is done going vertical. The 12-story luxury hotel hit that mark last week, and the project ...

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City Council To Hear Report On Rent Affordability and Rent Control

On today’s City Council agenda is an item requested last year by Councilman Jose F. Moreno, when the District 3 councilman dragooned city staff into compiling a study of “rent affordability” in Anaheim, as well as rent control/rent stabilization policies being used by some cities. According to the staff report, Orange County is one of  the state’s least affordable counties ...

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Orange County Sets Tourism Record of 50+ Million Visitors in 2018

From the Orange County Visitors Association: The Orange County Visitors Association (OCVA) today announced that Orange County welcomed a record-breaking 50.16 million visitors in 2018 according to a preliminary report on visitation. This tremendous milestone brought with it impressive visitor spending of more than $13 billion county-wide. The 50+ million visitor achievement reflects a 1.6% increase in visitation over 2017 ...

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Disneyland Resort Contributes $5 Million To Local Affordable Housing Fund

A planned 102-unit affordable housing apartment complex in near the Anaheim Resort will be the beneficiary of a $5 million contribution by the Disneyland Resort to the Orange County Housing Trust. The donation was announced last week and is the down payment on an effort to revitalize the OC Housing Trust as a catalyst for affordable housing construction, guided by ...

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Anaheim Visitors Spent $9 Billion Throughout Orange County In 2018

Visit Anaheim, the destination organization for Anaheim, today announced its sixth consecutive record-breaking year for both spending and visitation in 2018. According to preliminary reports, the landmark year welcomed 24.4 million visitors to the Southern California city and visitor spend topped the charts at $9 billion across Orange County (Source: CIC Research, Inc.).  Visitor expenditures cascades across a variety of ...

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Anaheim Hilton, UNITE-HERE Reach Agreement; Falls Short Of Union’s $25 Hourly Wage Goal

The Anaheim Hilton last week settled with UNITE-HERE Local 11, which had been picketing the hotel off and on for weeks as part of its regional action against dozens of LA and OC hotels demanding a minimum wage of $25. The militantly left-wing union represents housekeepers, front desk clerks, cooks, and dishwashers. The agreement falls short of Local 11’s goal and ...

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March 2 Grand Opening For New Homes Near Packing District

From Olson Homes: Olson Homes is making way for new homes in Anaheim at their upcoming Grand Opening event! District Walk will be debuting two beautiful model homes on Saturday, March 2nd We’ll be celebrating in style with frozen treats, eats, and drinks from a few local vendors from the Anaheim Packing District. Guests are invited to have a snack ...

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Echoes Of Anaheim In Amazon’s Escape From New York

Last week, Amazon walked away from a nearly $3 billion package in state and local tax incentives to build a sought after HQ2 in New York City – in the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City. The agreement, announced last Fall, would have brought 25,000 good paying jobs to the area and generated an estimated $27 billion in tax revenues. ...

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Boudin Baker Pursues New Career Path with Disney’s Free Tuition Program

From the Disneyland Resort: Baker Laurel Ehrichs enjoys working closely with the bread-making equipment at Pacific Wharf Café in Disney California Adventure Park because of her interest in machinery. In fact, she often works with the Resort’s Facilities team, when they inspect the equipment to ensure it is running smoothly. So, when Laurel learned about Disney Aspire, Disney’s education investment ...

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