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A 12-story, 326-room Radisson Blu hotel is planned in Anaheim, about a mile from Disneyland Resort, with an opening scheduled for 2020.
The site is a bit off-the-beaten path from the Disneyland-to-Platinum Triangle route along Katella Avenue—east of the Santa Ana (5) Freeway at 1601 S. Anaheim Blvd., but still within a short shuttle or ride-sharing trip for a theme park visit or dinner and a House of Blues show at GardenWalk.
The developer is Portland, Ore.-based BPM Real Estate Group.
Radisson Blu is a newer, upscale take on Radisson hotels; there are only three others in the U.S.: two in the company’s U.S. home in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota and one in Chicago.
Planned amenities in Anaheim include “a ground-level family activity space, rooftop pool and bar, fitness center, 6,700-square-foot restaurant and 353 parking spaces,” news reports said.
The Anaheim hotel is about “executing on our plan for expansion in  key gateway markets and further establishing our Radisson Blu brand in the U.S.,” Ken Greene, president of the Americas for the Radisson Hotel Group, said in a statement.
Radisson Hotel Group is a hotel holding company built from acquisition and mergers by Chinese conglomerate HNA Tourism Group; it includes the former Carlson Hotels, which HNA bought in April 2016 for $2 billion.
RHG is the 11th-largest hospitality company globally with about 1,400 hotels open or in development. Annual revenue since 2015 has been flat at about $7.2 billion. Its eight hotel flags include Country Inn & Suites, three Radisson brands and Park Plaza Hotels & Resorts.
Under its new owners and with a new name the company launched a five-year, $200 million rebranding effort and has said it plans to add 70,000 rooms globally by 2022.