For the first time in 20 years, Disney officials have submitted plans to the city of Anaheim to build a new luxury hotel.
The project, which would be the fourth hotel at the Disneyland resort, is slated for a 10-acre parking lot on the west end of Disney’s property. The proposed hotel would take advantage of a city incentive program that allows any four-star or four-diamond hotel to keep 70% of the bed taxes for 20 years. The tax represents 15% of the nightly rate.
The new 700-room hotel would be designed by Walt Disney Imagineering, the same designers and engineers who come up with Disneyland’s attractions, with construction slated to begin in 2018. The project should be completed by 2021, Disney officials said.
“We are excited about our proposal to build the first Disneyland Resort hotel in nearly 20 years,” park spokesperson Suzi Brown said. “This new flagship hotel would create thousands of jobs and benefit Anaheim with more than $750 million in additional tax revenue over the next four decades, while helping the city reach its stated goal of attracting more high-end visitors.”
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