ANAHEIM, Calif. — Twenty years after the introduction of its third hotel, Disneyland officials have submitted plans for a fourth Disneyland Resort Hotel to be built in Anaheim, Calif., taking advantage of the city’s tax incentives for building luxury hotels while creating more jobs in the area.
The plan is for a 700-room, AAA, four-diamond-rated luxury hotel. To achieve that status, Disney will be spending $225,000 per guest, per room, with $30,000 spent on furniture and fixtures in each room. The nightly rate is approximated at $450.
Disney’s Imagineering team, the design group responsible for contriving its theme park rides, will be in charge of designing the hotel. The new property will be built where the Downtown Disney parking lot is currently situated and will include two swimming pools, a fitness centre, kids’ play area and a rooftop restaurant with an optimal view of the nightly fireworks above Sleeping Beauty’s Castle.
The project is currently pending approval with a planned 2018 start-date for construction and 2021 opening.