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The two companies that own and operate Disneyland Resort in Anaheim and Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park reported higher revenue and income in their most recent quarters, driven partly by a strong hotel market.
Alaska Airlines said it would fly from John Wayne Airport to Santa Rosa, Calif., and Reno/Tahoe, Nevada starting in March
Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment Inc. posted another subscription loss in its flagship World of Warcraft franchise, but the third-quarter drop was overshadowed by Santa Monica parent Activision Blizzard Inc.’s $5.9 billion takeover of King Digital Entertainment PLC.
PennySaver will resurface as an online-only entity in the near future, according to the officials from MonetizeMore, a Victoria, Canada-based company that purchased the PennySaverUSA domains and other intellectual property in a bankruptcy auction held on Sept. 23.
REAL ESTATE: Shanghai firm paid $137M for 653-room hotel
An affiliate of one of China’s largest construction companies has purchased the Hyatt Regency Orange County in Garden Grove for $137 million.
HOSPITALITY: $5M more for ex-Wyndham near Segerstrom
A $5 million room redo and a new brand for the former Avenue of the Arts Wyndham Hotel in Costa Mesa mark the latest upscale moves in a section of the city’s South Coast Metro district anchored by Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
MARKETING: Stylized ‘M’ honors main donors, shows flair
Music has yet to stream through the Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts, but Chapman University’s newest addition just played its first visual note—a signature-like logo that fuses outlines of the letter “M” with movements of a conductor’s baton.
Tamarind Dashed Hopes, Scott’s Ends on High Note
Double bombshells hit diners in the past month with the sudden closing of Tamarind of London at Newport Coast and news that Scott’s would be closing at the end of the year.
Spots Show HB Affords ‘Real’ Vibe to Pacific City
Pacific City in Huntington Beach is scheduled to open to the public on Nov. 7, according to its developer, DJM Capital Partners in San Jose.
Freedom Communications Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy today in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Central District of California.
Kia Motors Corp.’s logo will appear on player jerseys during the National Basketball Association’s next two All-Star games—in Toronto in 2016 and Charlotte, N.C. in 2017.
John Wayne Airport said more than 844,000 passengers passed through its gates in September, 11% more than in the same period last year, when about 761,000 passengers flew in and out of Orange County.
The city of Newport Beach saw 7 million visitors who spent $1 billion in the 12 months ended June 30, said the city’s destination marketing group Newport Beach & Co.
University of California-Irvine is ranked No. 31 on Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s list of full-time master’s in business degree programs.
Newport Beach hospitality management company Unique Hotels & Resorts added an equity partner and launched a new company, Karas Lifestyle Hotels, to buy and manage properties.