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Disney Area Hotel Seeks 180 Rooms

Owners of the 86-room Park Vue Inn envision more rooms and smaller restaurants as part of a redevelopment, according to documents filed this month with the city of Anaheim.

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JWA 2015 Numbers Keep Rising

John Wayne Airport processed nearly 877,000 passengers in November, a year-over-year increase of more than 100,000, or 14%.

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Sunstone Sheds NY Hotel for $540M

Aliso Viejo-based hotel investor and operator Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. said that it has sold its leasehold interest in New York City’s Doubletree Guest Suites Times Square for $540 million.

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Tribune Yields on Freedom Financing

Tribune Publishing Co. withdrew its objection to Santa Ana-based Freedom Communications Inc.’s proposed debtor-in-possession financing deal with Silver Point Finance LLC, according to documents filed Friday with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Central District of California.

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Freedom Seeks OK on New Financing

Freedom Communications Inc. in Santa Ana is asking the U.S. Bankruptcy Court’s Central District of California to allow it to accept $4.5 million in financing from Silver Point Finance LLC.

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Supervisors Award $102M Airport Contract

The Orange County Board of Supervisors awarded a $101.8 million contract to Swinerton Builders in Irvine for upgrades at John Wayne Airport.

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NB Investor Buys Resort in Desert Hot Springs

Newport Beach-based CCL Holdings, led by hotel investor David Chang, bought the Two Bunch Palms Resort & Spa in Desert Hot Springs.

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JWA October Numbers Up Big

John Wayne Airport said passenger volume was up 12.4% and commercial flights rose 7% in October over the same period last year.

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LA Fitness Gets Rival’s Gyms in Ariz.

The Irvine parent of LA Fitness has added 11 gyms in Arizona in an ongoing nationwide expansion plan, according to media reports.

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Cypress Firm Buys Atlanta Sign Maker

Christie Digital Systems USA Inc., a Cypress-based manufacturer of high-definition movie projectors, acquired Allure Global Solutions Inc. in Atlanta on undisclosed terms.

Blizzard’s Blitz: Classic Games, Movie, Xbox

Blizzard Entertainment Inc.’s evolving strategy is mixing a dose of the past with a dash of the future in the pending launch of a classic games division, more free content, new distribution channels, and a big push into Hollywood.

5 Honored at OC Business Journal’s General Counsel Awards

Nearly 400 people attended an awards presentation at the Business Journal’s sixth annual General Counsel Awards on Nov. 19 at the Hotel Irvine.

Innocean Crafts Ads for Hyundai’s Super Bowl Return

Carmaker Plans 4 Spots As NFL Auto Sponsor

InnoceanUSA in Huntington Beach is already working behind the scenes on Super Bowl ads for Hyundai Motor America Inc.

Irvine Developer Gets $23 Million for Anaheim Hotel

Five-Story, 110,000-SF Project Set to Open in ’16

One of the developers planning a hotel for Anaheim’s resort area has gotten a construction loan to get the project under way.

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5 Honored at General Counsel Awards

Some 400 attendees enjoyed dinner and an awards show at the Business Journal’s 2015 sixth annual General Counsel Awards festivities on Thursday evening at the Hotel Irvine.