Disneyland’s Luxury Hotel On Hold Due to Dispute with City of Anaheim

1
146

If you were hoping to stay at Disneyland’s newest resort hotel, you might be waiting awhile longer.

The plans for the as-of-yet unnamed hotel that’s being built in the Downtown Disney District have been put on hold due to a tax dispute with the City of Anaheim.

From the Los Angeles Times…

The dispute centers on a $267-million tax break that the Anaheim City Council approved in 2016 for a 700-room hotel — the fourth hotel at the Disneyland Resort and the first high-end property built in 20 years.

“You have given us no other choice than to put construction of the hotel on indefinite hold as the resort reevaluates the economic viability of future hotel development in Anaheim,” according to a letter dated Wednesday from David Ontko, chief counsel for Disneyland Resorts, to Anaheim City Atty. Robert Fabela.

Asked to respond to the dispute, Disneyland Resort representatives said the resort’s position is made clear in Ontko’s letter.

The hotel was originally intended to go in a location other than the current construction site in Downtown Disney, and therein seems too lie the issue.

ADVERTISEMENT. Article continues below.



The ordinance approved by the Anaheim City Council in July 2016 gave the proposed hotel a 70% break on the city’s transient occupancy tax but specified that the subsidy go to a luxury hotel built at 1401 Disneyland Way, near the north end of the resort — not for a luxury hotel in the shopping district.

Fabela, the city attorney, outlined the city’s position in a letter dated Aug. 6 to Ontko, saying the public hearing and the language in the city legislation involving the tax break specifically described the location of the hotel. A hotel in the new location would not qualify for the subsidy, he said.

“Because this proposed site is inconsistent with the site intended in the agreement, it is the city’s position that Disney would not be entitled to the tax rebate were it to move forward under its current hotel construction plan,” Fabela’s letter said.

To make way for the new hotel in Downtown Disney, several businesses were closed including AMC Theaters and Earl of Sandwich.

It’s likely that this legal “hiccup”will delay the planned 2021 opening of the hotel. We will keep you posted as things progress here on The Kingdom Insider.

[Source: LA Times]


Wanna go to Disney?
We recommend Academy Travel, a Disney Platinum Earmarked agency. Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, Universal Orlando Resort, Sea World and more -- they can do it all, and at no extra cost to you! Fill out the form below or call 609-978-0740 today!

ADVERTISEMENT. Article continues below.




If Children are traveling with you, what will their ages be at the time of travel?
If staying on property, which hotel would you prefer to stay at? Or you can specify Value, Moderate or Deluxe.
Packages offer guests an alotted amount of meal credits plus 2 snack credits per day, plus refillable Resort mug for each guest. Please note this is an upcharge.
How many days will you be spending in the Parks?
Adding Park Hoppers to your Walt Disney World tickets allows you to visit more than one Disney park in one day. Please note that this is an upcharge.
Admission to the Water Parks are not included in base ticket option. Please note that this is an upcharge.
If you plan on participating in a runDisney event during this trip, please let us know!
If you have booked a vacation with an Academy Travel agent in the past, please let us know who. If not, please leave blank.
Please give us any additional details that will make it easier and faster for us to Quote you! This can include requests for special ticketed events, other special requests, accommodations, celebrations etc. Help us help you make the most of your stay! You can also call (609) 978-0740 and mention this form on The Kingdom Insider.
I've loved Disney as long as I can remember. As a former newspaper editor, web developer, and Disney comics freelancer, I'm able to combine that experience into writing about Disney online. I'm also the co-host of a Disney fan podcast called 'Pirates & Princesses.' Opinions mine.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.