Anaheim Convention Campus undergoes $240M renovation

The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau (AOCVCB), the City of Anaheim and the Anaheim Convention Center, alongside the three local-area hotels that form the Anaheim Convention Campus - Hilton Anaheim, Anaheim Marriott and Sheraton Park Hotel - embarked on an expansion and renovation plan to improve the campus' meeting space and visitor accommodations and amenities.

The project began earlier in the year and was spearheaded by the Anaheim Convention Center announcement to expand its current facilities with an additional 200,000 square feet of flexible space to be used for exhibits, meetings and events.

Earlier this year, all four venues outlined a list of improvements. The overall renovation and expansion funds committed exceed $240 million and will cover a range of improvements like new meeting space, room upgrades and food and beverage additions.

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Upon completion, Anaheim Convention Center will see an additional 200,000 square feet of space for exhibits, meetings and events; new 2.4 megawatt rooftop solar array, providing renewable power for meetings and conventions; and the completed Grand Plaza that connects campus hotels with the Anaheim Convention Center.

Hilton Anaheim’s corridor renovations include Axminster carpet, wall vinyl, enhanced lighting and Southern California themed artwork; lounge with communal seating and upgraded technology; addition of private chef's kitchen; and expanded Starbucks.

Anaheim Marriott’s renovations include a refresh of all guest rooms and corridors, including new carpet and furniture; reinvented lobby and outdoor spaces; and new nFuse Bar, Restaurant and Social Lounge.

Meanwhile, Sheraton Park Hotel’s upgrades include upgraded gigabit speed technology throughout with increased Internet speed in function space and guestrooms; newly redesigned guestrooms and public areas; and new restaurant concept.

The Anaheim/Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau (AOCVCB) was formed in 1961. Today, 700 Orange County area businesses are partners of the AOCVCB. More than 44 million people visited Anaheim/Orange County in 2013, generating $9.6 billion in revenue for the local economy and creating 157,000 tourism-related jobs.

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