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HOSPITALITY: 4-diamond entry expected for GardenWalk area
A 2.8-acre parcel near Anaheim GardenWalk is in line for a 466-room, 12-story JW Marriott hotel, according to documents filed with the city of Anaheim.
Much of Play Devoted To Blizzard’s Game Fare
Irvine-based Blizzard Entertainment Inc. and Kingston Technology Inc. in Fountain Valley are at the forefront of one of the hottest trends in the technology industry that’s attracting stadium-size crowds to venues across the globe and millions of online viewers.
Players Do What They Love for Big Cash, Fame
Sean Gares is getting ready to leave his Tustin apartment to catch a 2 p.m. flight out of LAX to Germany.
TECHNOLOGY: NCSOFT hires 100 in Aliso Viejo
South Korea-based video gaming giant NCSOFT Corp. is pouring big money into expanding its Aliso Viejo operations in a global effort to bring a roster of popular role-playing fantasy games to the West under a new business model.
Concordia University-Irvine said a trade publication for higher education listed the school as one of the fastest-growing private nonprofit universities nationally as a result of a 132% increase in students over 10 years starting in 2003 to about 4,050.
Designer Eschews Smart Phones for Larger Screens
DeskSite, an Irvine-based digital media company that develops app-based video entertainment portals, is thinking bigger than a smartphone with a deal it recently signed with the LA Galaxy soccer team.
Cie Digital Aims For Up To 4 Launches Per Year
Cie Digital Labs’ recent move from Long Beach to Irvine could boost OC’s developing ecosystem of incubators, a mix of real-estate-driven plays, public and private partnerships, and co-working spaces.
Concordia University-Irvine said a trade publication for higher education listed the school as one of the fastest-growing private nonprofit universities nationally as a result of a 132% increase in students over 10 years—from about 2,300 students in 2003 to about 4,050 in 2013.
John Wayne Airport said passenger traffic increased nearly 11% in July compared with the same month last year.
Eight local schools are on Newsweek magazine’s America’s Top High Schools 2015 list.
Hyundai Motor America Inc. in Fountain Valley said it will shift its media-buying business to Canvas Worldwide, effective Jan. 1.
Former Hotel Irvine General Manager J.D. Shafer has been named a senior director of community management for Irvine Company Apartment Communities.
Eleven Orange County hotels sold for a total of $749 million in the first half of 2015, according to Irvine-based Atlas Hospitality Group’s mid-year survey of hotel sales.
Costa Mesa startup Ultra Mobile has zoomed to the top of the list of the 5000 fastest growing private companies in the U.S., according to Inc. Magazine.
Pacific Hospitality Group named Scott Blakeslee general manager of the under-construction Paséa Hotel & Spa in Huntington Beach.