The previously announced fourth hotel coming to the Disneyland Resort just got a fancy update — courtesy of Disney — with some concept art and a few more teases about what’s to come.
The new Four Diamond hotel is currently set to open in 2021, transforming the west end of the Downtown Disney District and anchoring a new gateway into the Disneyland Resort.
According to the OC Register, the plan is in essence canceling — or delaying — the previously announced Eastern Gateway Project. The plan will apparently also include 6500-spot parking on the current Pinocchio lot next to the Mickey and Friends structure and a new parking structure for the Paradise Pier Hotel with 2,000 or more spots.
Here’s some more details about the hotel from the original Disney posting:
The stunning 700-room hotel will feature a sophisticated design and be a game-changer for Anaheim, creating a dynamic dining, entertainment and hotel experience for resort visitors and local residents. Extensive landscaping and water elements will create a resort oasis, showcasing nature on every level of the hotel. The hotel’s location embraces the iconic Disneyland Monorail with a dedicated platform inside the hotel for direct transport into Disneyland park.
Guest rooms, public spaces, and gardens will provide views of the Downtown Disney District. In addition, an upper-level restaurant and lounge will give guests a view of the popular Disneyland park fireworks.
The ground level of the hotel will include shops and restaurants opening onto an expansive landscaped plaza complete with playful water features, creating a gathering place for guests and visitors. The new hotel also connects all four Hotels of the Disneyland Resort through lush gardens and beautifully landscaped walkways, transforming the gateway on the west side and creating a welcoming entry for our Disneyland Resort guests.
And that’s not all. This new hotel creates great benefits for the community, generating approximately $25 million in new taxes in its first five years of operation that go directly to Anaheim’s general fund. It also will create thousands of additional construction and permanent jobs and attract new hotel guests to the resort area.
Construction is scheduled to start in summer 2018, with a grand opening slated for 2021.