Business and Tourism

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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Anaheim Convention Center Becomes First Convention Center on the West Coast to Receive GBAC Accreditation

Last week, the Anaheim Convention Center became the first convention center on the West Coast to receive the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation. As one of the first facilities in the U.S. to be certified in outbreak and infectious diseases preparation and response, the Anaheim Convention Center is on the forefront of creating an approved healthy and safe ...

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Downtown Disney Re-Opens Tomorrow, July 9

The Downtown Disney retails and entertainment district will re-open tomorrow, July 9 – the first in a multi-phased re-opening of the Disneyland Resort, which closed in mid-March as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold. 26 storefronts will be part of the initial re-opening: Food and Beverage Asian Street Eats Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes California Churro Earl of Sandwich Jamba ...

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Angels Owner’s Proposed Redevelopment of Stadium Site Will Transform Platinum Triangle

At the end of June, SRB Management – the limited partnership led by Angels owner Arte Moreno – announced an ambitious effort to transform the 153-acre Angel Stadium site into a stunning complex of entertainment, residential, commercial, retail and hospitality uses with innovative public spaces. Once completed, the Platinum Triangle area will look radically different than today, and the new ...

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COVID Update: Bars, Indoor Dining Ordered Closed For At Least 3 Weeks

From the City of Anaheim: Orange County and the state of California are out with new restrictions for restaurants, bars and other businesses here in Anaheim and across the county and state. Most involve shutting down indoor service while allowing service outdoors, where the risk of coronavirus spread is lower. The exception is for businesses that solely serve alcohol, which ...

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Building Trades Back Re-Opening, Call Disney “Industry Leader” In Providing Safe Work Environment

Yesterday, the Los Angles/Orange Counties Building and Construction Trades Council sent a letter to Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu to “set the record straight” regarding claims by certain Resort unions about how Disney has engaged with its bargaining units over plans – now postponed – to re-open the Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks on July 17. The Building Trades Council ...

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Ducks Owners Unveil Plans To Develop $3 Billion “ocVIBE!” Entertainment District Around Honda Center

The Samueli family, owners of the Anaheim Ducks, yesterday announced plans for ocV!BE: a $3 billion, 115-acre, mixed-use, live entertainment development planned for completion in 2024. The ambitious project will create an estimated 13,000 construction jobs and 3,300 permanent jobs. It will also generate $2 billion in one-time economic impact and $400 million in annual recurring economic impact. The project ...

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Disneyland Resort Delays Theme Parks Re-Opening Due To Delay State Issuing Guidelines

The Disneyland Resort announced it is delaying the planned July 17 re-opening of its Disneyland and Disney California Adventure theme parks, citing the State of California decision against issuing reopening guidelines prior to July 4.  Cast members who wanted to return to work, as well as guests who looked forward to visiting the parks, will have to wait longer. “We ...

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