Business and Tourism

Record-Breaking 24.2 Million Tourists Visited Anaheim in 2017

Anaheim welcomed a record-setting 24.2 million tourists in 2017 – an increase of 1 million people over 2016 – Visit Anaheim announced yesterday; Visit Anaheim is the official destination organization for Anaheim. 2017 was the fifth record-setting year in a row in terms of tourism visitation to Anaheim. Last year’s increase represents a 5.1% visitor volume increase from 2016 to 2017. ...

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Veteran With Successful Luxury Properties Track Record To Be General Manager Of Planned Westin Anaheim Resort

Wincome Group has announced the appointment of Carmine Iommazzo as the General Manager for The Westin Anaheim Resort, the under construction four-diamond hotel expected to open in late 2019. In this new role, Iommazzo will oversee all aspects of the luxurious new hotel, including its 613 stylish guestrooms, 101 suites, three restaurants, two bars including a rooftop lounge, and more ...

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Disney Unveils New Luxury Hotel Plans, Relocates New 6,500 Parking Structure to West Side of Disneyland Resort

Last week, Disney unveiled plans for its new 4-Diamond hotel project as part of incorporating all its Disneyland Resort hotel properties – and Downtown Disney – into an integrated hotel area. The company also announced it was relocating its proposed 6,500-space parking structure from a site near the theme park’s Eastern Gateway, and would instead build it next to the ...

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Ribbon Cutting Officially Opens New 200,000 Square Foot Expansion of Anaheim Convention Center

Anaheim city officials performed the ceremonial ribbon cutting on September 26 and officially opened the 200,000 square-foot Anaheim Convention Center North expansion. The $190 million expansion makes Anaheim one of just 11 cities in the nation with more than a 1 million square feet of meeting space, and 75 conventions and meetings have already been booked for the expanded facility. ...

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Anaheim Leaders Break Ground On New 4-Diamond Westin Hotel In Resort District

Today, Anaheim community leaders, local government officials and tourism and business partners gathered at the site of the former Anabella Hotel in Anaheim to break ground on the 7-story, 613-room Westin Anaheim Resort, the newest four-diamond hotel in Anaheim and the first non-Disney luxury hotel in the City. The $245-million project will add new options to the area to accommodate ...

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Westin Anaheim Resort Going Up On Anabella Hotel Site

The City of Anaheim has wanted a Westin Hotel to the Resort District for nearly 20 years, and is getting its wish: the Wincome Group announced that the 4-Diamond hotel it is building on the site of the Anabella Hotel will carry the Westin brand. The new hotel will be the first Westin in Southern California in more than 25 ...

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Sheraton Park Hotel Announces New Program for Families Affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder

From Visit Anaheim: The Sheraton Park Hotel at the Anaheim Resort has introduced a program tailored to support families travelling with children affected by ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). By working with specialists in the field, the program has been designed and customized through specialized staff training, a pre-arrival consultation with families, personalized amenities to meet guests’ specific needs, availability of special dietary ...

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Visitors Spend $710 Million in Anaheim in May 2017

2.4 million people visited Anaheim in May and spent $710 million in Orange County, according to Visit Anaheim, which markets the city as a destination for business and leisure travel.  That’s a 19% increase over the number of visitors in May 2016, and in-OC spending grew by 9.5% over the same period last year. All told, 10 million visitors have ...

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“BakersBodega” Baking Supply Store Opens Location in Anaheim

From PRWeb: In a city with a thriving baking culture, BakersBodega, a baking ingredient and supply superstore specializing in cake decorating, is set to officially join the community with the Grand Opening of their Anaheim location on July 22nd. The new store is located at 915 South Euclid Street, just outside Hermosa Village and less than two blocks away Disneyland ...

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75 Meetings Already Booked For Expanded Anaheim Convention Center Space Opening This Fall

From Visit Anaheim: 75 MEETINGS BOOKED NEW ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER EXPANDED SPACE AHEAD OF OPENING THIS FALL Visit Anaheim today announced 75 definite meetings and conventions have already booked Anaheim Convention Center’s (ACC) North building. The new building, which officially opens on Sept. 26, 2017, is the center’s seventh expansion, adding 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and cementing ...

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