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Anaheim Breaks Ground on a Subsidized High-End Hotel That'll Cost the City Millions

Updated: Aug 18

Across the street from Disneyland and the Anaheim Convention Center, piles of debris litter a lot once occupied by the Anabella Hotel. Just last month, Anaheim City Council members dug shovels into the soil of the future Westin Anaheim Resort site during a groundbreaking ceremony. Business leaders and trade-union bosses also gathered to celebrate the first Westin built in Southern California in a quarter-century, a $245 million, 613-room project that everyone involved insists will change the hospitality game in the city once it opens in 2021.

But the wreckage at the construction site is an omen of sorts.

Read more on my latest OC Weekly News Feature out on newsstands today:



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