ANAHEIM, Calif. – (December 10, 2021) – The newly opened Westin Anaheim Resort has received the award for Opening of the Year by Marriott International for 2021. This award recognizes the very best hotel openings among Marriott properties in North America that bring new brand thinking to life and move Marriott forward. Nominees introduced a new experience to guests and brought Marriott brands to exciting locations.
Pictured above from left to right is Paul Sanford—CEO and Asset Manager of Wincome Hospitality which developed and manages The Westin Anaheim Resort, accepting the award from Marriott executives: David Marriott—Director, Marriott Board of Directors, Ray Bennett—President, U.S. and Canada, Franchising and MxM MSB, Liam Brown—Group President, U.S. & Canada, Anthony Capuano—Chief Executive Officer. The image above is courtesy of Marriott International.
The Westin Anaheim Resort is located directly across the street from Disneyland® Resort
Marriott chose The Westin Anaheim Resort as a winner given Wincome Hospitality brought a brand-new AAA Four-Diamond hotel to the Anaheim market, helped build brand equity by showcasing forward-thinking design and services while executing efficient and thoughtful pre-opening strategies.
With the essence of the hotel’s heritage and design rooted in Anaheim’s citrus history, The Westin Anaheim Resort exemplified Westin’s biophilia approach to hotel design by incorporating many natural elements inside and outside of the hotel such as placing live potted citrus trees near the front entrance of the hotel, in the lobby of the hotel, and on the rooftop of the hotel as well as installing a living green wall behind the hotel check-in counter to foster a lively vibrant first impression for hotel guests.
Also awarded 4.5 AAA Diamonds and 5.0 on TripAdvisor, The Westin Anaheim Resort specifically features 618 guest rooms including 121 expansive suites with signature well-being amenities, including the Westin Heavenly® beds and bath features, most of which offer direct views of Disney California Adventure® Park. Standout accommodations include the Park View Suites, with 785 square feet of space equipped with separate living and dining area and a spacious balcony, as well as the Presidential Suite, an impressive 2,000 square-foot suite with two bedrooms, walk-in closet, 2.5 bathrooms, full kitchen, a living and dining room, and an oversized balcony stretching the length of the suite overlooking Disneyland® Resort.
Besides offering spacious, upscale guestrooms and suites, the hotel incorporated the Westin brand’s state-of-the-art signature WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio; flexible meeting and event spaces with LED RGB lighting used throughout the ballroom and podium to create unique atmospheres and environments for any occasion; a heated outdoor pool with five private cabanas; and seven distinct restaurants and bars including RISE Rooftop Lounge, Anaheim’s largest rooftop bar with standout, magical views.
Guests can enjoy premium, unblocked views of Disneyland® Resort from RISE Rooftop Lounge
“We are truly honored by this prestigious recognition from Marriott International, and also so very thankful and proud of all the efforts put forth by the opening and management team of The Westin Anaheim Resort,” said Paul Sanford, CEO and Asset Manager for Wincome Hospitality. “In my thanks, I’d also like to include the many partners and support from the Anaheim City office including planning and economic development that helped us open such an incredible property.”
This isn’t the first award for Wincome Hospitality as their management team has previously won Marriott’s award for Hotel of the Year in both 2017 and 2018 in the Franchise Distinctive Premium Hotels category for Avenue of the Arts Costa Mesa, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, which is Wincome’s other AAA Four-Diamond hotel in Costa Mesa, California.
About The Westin Anaheim Resort
Newly opened in June 2021, the AAA Four-Diamond hotel is a relaxing haven of wellness and renewal while being steps away from some of Southern California’s biggest and most popular attractions including Disneyland® Resort, Angel Stadium of Anaheim, the Honda Center and the Anaheim Convention Center. Featuring a modern design inspired by Anaheim’s historic orange grove roots, The Westin Anaheim Resort features 618 stylish guestrooms including 121 suites, a signature 2,860 square foot WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio, a resort-style pool, and seven signature restaurants and bars, including Anaheim’s only exclusive rooftop bar overlooking Disneyland® Resort. The hotel will also feature 23 meeting rooms totaling 47,542 square feet of customizable and high-tech meeting space including a 16,120-square-foot grand ballroom. For more information, visit www.westinanaheim.com or follow the hotel on Instagram @westinanaheim.
About Westin Hotels & Resorts
Westin Hotels & Resorts, hospitality’s global leader in wellness for more than a decade, empowers guests to transcend the rigors of travel while on the road through the brand’s Six Pillars of Well-being: Sleep Well, Eat Well, Move Well, Feel Well, Work Well, and Play Well. At more than 220 hotels and resorts in nearly 40 countries and territories, guests can experience wellness offerings that include the brand’s iconic and award-winning Heavenly Bed, a game-changing gear lending program, TRX fitness equipment in the signature WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studios, delicious and nutritious menu offerings, and more. Stay connected to Westin on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Westin is proud to participate in Marriott BonvoyTM, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit MarriottBonvoy.marriott.com.
About Wincome Hospitality
Wincome Hospitality is a division of Wincome USA, a privately-owned real estate investment, development and management firm based in Anaheim, California. The company is committed to elevating the hospitality experience through their core values: customer service, true partnerships with team members and deep connections to the communities in which they do business. Wincome USA’s portfolio includes hotel and office properties in Anaheim and Costa Mesa, California, and previously included assets in Texas and other regions of California. For more information on Wincome Hospitality, visit www.wincomehospitality.com.