Anaheim, the city known for its family fun, has welcomed a portfolio of three new luxury hotels outside of Disneyland Resort adding a fresh, upscale edge to the city. All opened during the past year, each property offers an enticing getaway for locals seeking a satisfying staycation, as well as vacationers and business travelers primed to enjoy a decidedly new side to Anaheim.
The Westin Anaheim Resort
Opened on Thursday, June 3, The Westin Anaheim Resort is the newest addition to the city’s collection of chic resort destinations. Inspired by the orange groves that once blanketed the area, the interior décor deploys natural wood accents and soft earth tones within the guest rooms and common areas to create a sense of calm elegance throughout the property. With relaxation in mind as a focus for guests, rooms offer ample space and balconies where guests can stretch out and soak up fresh air. The resort features seven eateries including everything from Puesto’s perfect tacos and margaritas to Fleming’s Steakhouse, as well as easy grab & go for the busy conventioneer. Opening soon is The Westin’s rooftop bar, overlooking DCA, which will be exclusive to hotel guests. 1030 WEST KATELLA AVE., ANAHEIM 657-279-9786 Book now
JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort
While in town for Disneyland or perhaps a show at the House of Blues Anaheim, the new JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort has you covered. The interior feels like walking inside a large piece of artwork that is both contemporary and urban, complete with chandeliers dripping from ultra-high ceilings and angles that look somewhat out of a mad architect’s dream. Adding to the dream-like atmosphere is the newly unveiled Secret Butterfly Garden. This one-of-a-kind installation, covered by over 600 titanium butterflies illuminated in various shades of blue, guides guests through a performative meditation to plant a splendorous tree taking its color and shape from decisions made during the experience. After taking in the Butterfly Garden, enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine in the indoor-outdoor lobby and pool bar or bask in the sunset at Parkestry Rooftop Bar, the highest rooftop bar in Anaheim. The hotel features a secret entrance to the Anaheim GardenWalk as well, which boasts additional bars and restaurants to explore. 1775 S. CLEMENTINE ST., ANAHEIM 714-294-7800 Book now.
Radisson Blu Anaheim
There’s nothing quite like crawling out of bed and tossing on a waffle-knit robe and starting a pod of in-room espresso at the Radisson Blu Anaheim, where all of the custom wall art and photographs get those pre-Disney excitement juices flowing from the welcome mat all the way to your pillow. Hang out poolside in Tie Fighter-inspired chairs, selfie with Stormtroopers turning blu, and admire the complete Lego Disney character universe wall installation. The hotel is central to Anaheim Ducks and Angel Stadium of Anaheim, the convention center, Disneyland, as well as just down the road from Anaheim’s award-winning breweries and foodie destination Packing District. Blu Skybar on top of the hotel is a destination of its own, with executive chef Edgar Beas vision of Spanish Basque Country bites. Had enough Anaheim for your visit? Chill out in a rooftop poolside cabana to recharge your batteries. 1601 S. ANAHEIM BLVD., ANAHEIM Book now.