Business and Tourism

OC Register: No COVID-19 Outbreaks At Largest US Theme Parks Since Their Re-Opening

There have been no reports of COVID-19 outbreaks at the 20 largest amusement parks in the nation, the OC Register reported yesterday. Meanwhile, California theme parks remain shuttered after six months – with devastating effects for their local economies – while waiting for Governor Gavin Newsom’s office to figure out guidelines to allow them to do what theme parks all ...

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Angel Stadium Agreement: $320 Million Sale Price, 7-Acre Public Park, Hundreds of Affordable Housing Units

On September 9, the Anaheim Planning Commission will take up the proposed final agreement keeping the Angels in Anaheim while selling the stadium and surrounding acreage to SRB Management, a partnership controlled by team owner Arte Moreno.  The highlights of the agreement: A final sale price of $320 million, consisting of $150 million in cash and $170 million in city-requested ...

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JW Marriott Anaheim’s Long Road To Opening

The JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort officially opened for business yesterday. It has been a long and difficult road for this beautiful property – the first 4-Diamond hotel to open in the Anaheim Resort since Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel opened its doors in January 2001. The project was approved by the Anaheim City Council in early 2012. The developers, Ajesh Patel ...

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JW Marriott Anaheim Resort Opens Today

The JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort, the first 4-Diamond hotel in Anaheim since the construction of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, opened for business today. The property was previously scheduled to open in March of this year, but was delayed due to the pandemic-induced statewide economic shutdown that closed the Disneyland Resort. The JW Marriott boasts 466 rooms, which include 19 suites. ...

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City Council To Consider $4 Million Expansion Of Community & Economic Recovery Plan

This Tuesday, the Anaheim City Council will vote on expanding the Anaheim Community and Economic Recovery Plan, including the extension of eviction protections, more support for local businesses and increased funding for COVID-19 testing and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The expansion would tap up to $4 million of the $33 million in CARES Act funding the city received from the ...

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Modern Times’ Leisuretown Is OC’s First Brewery With A Swanky Pool

From the Anaheim Packing District: Eager Orange County craft beer enthusiasts are elated as Modern Times, the San Diego famed brewery, plunges into the heart of Anaheim. Modern Times, CFO, Chris Sarette, proudly describes the latest 33,000-square-foot Modern Times luxury island paradise, which opened on July 28, 2020. “After four years of construction and restoration, we’re thrilled to open Leisuretown ...

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Westin Anaheim Resort Looking To Fill 400 Positions

The Westin Anaheim Resort is holding a series of job fairs in order to fill 400 positions at the 4-Diamond hotel, located across from the Disneyland Resort and slated to open in October 2020. The $245-million, 618-room luxury hotel is owned by Wincome Properties, and is the first new Westin built in Southern California in a quarter century. The first ...

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October 2020 Opening Planned For Westin Anaheim Resort

The Westin Anaheim Resort, located next to the Anaheim Convention Center on the site of the old Ana Bella Hotel, is now scheduled for an October 2020 grand opening, delayed a few months by the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. The new 4-Diamond property will feature seven restaurants, including Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar, and Puesto, offering authentic Mexican ...

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Free, Drive-Thru COVID Testing Available At Anaheim Convention Center Beginning July 15

A free , drive-thru COVID-19 testing super-site has been set up at the Anaheim Convention Center. The super-site will offer contactless Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing. This is the test that determine if a person is currently infected with COVID-19. The testing will begin tomorrow, July 15 and will be available Wednesdays through Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ...

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