Marriott brings JW brand to Anaheim, Calif.

The JW Marriott, Anaheim (Calif.) Resort has 466 guestrooms. Photo credit: Marriott International (JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort)

In Anaheim, Calif., Marriott International has opened the JW Marriott, Anaheim Resort, close to both Disneyland Resort and the Anaheim Convention Center.

The property has 466 guestrooms. Public spaces include a fitness center (currently unavailable), a yoga and zen room with in-person and digital classes and a kids club with games and activities. The hotel’s food-and-beverage programming will be helmed by Executive Chef Amol Agarwal. Parkestry is slated to open soon as the hotel’s rooftop bar and lounge, while Citraculture will be the full-service indoor-outdoor lobby bar. The JW Market by the downstairs entrance will serve grab-and-go bites.

For meetings and events, the hotel has 43,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space, as well as prefunction areas. 

The hotel’s architecture is meant to evoke an “equestrian farming concept,” beginning at its entrance with a thin steel art installation of a harvester planting a seed that disappears depending on the angle of the onlooker. Other design elements include marble flooring, a glass-blown chandelier and nature-inspired honeycomb concepts throughout, highlighting natural materials, rustic tones and a warm color palette.

To maintain guest safety, the hotel has established a Safe Meeting protocol, remapping floor layouts to be within social distance guidelines and in accordance with CDC regulations. Additional procedures have been implemented to increase guest safety including updates to F&B programs and low-touch meeting procedures.

Additionally, as part of the Marriott Commitment to Clean, the hotel is implementing companywide guidelines required by the Marriott Global Cleanliness Council and designed with enhanced health and safety standards:

  • Updated training protocols for all associates.
  • Additions to cleaning regimen designed to set an even higher standard of cleanliness.
  • All associates are required to wear a face covering as a part of their uniform.
  • All hotel guests are required to wear face coverings when moving throughout the hotel and in common, shared spaces.
  • Modifications to associate-guest protocols have been developed to be consistent with recommended social distancing guidelines and abide by local regulations.