Radisson Blu Anaheim makes its debut as the first ever Radisson Blu hotel on the West Coast. In 2009, Radisson Hotel Group launched the upper-upscale Radisson Blu brand, which offers meaningful experiences, stylish spaces, and thoughtful details throughout. The Anaheim hotel’s location is ideally situated just four blocks away from Disneyland and minutes from the Honda Center and Angel Stadium, offering guests ample options for dining, entertainment, sporting events and more. The 326-room hotel delivers a one-of-a-kind experience with three new distinct food and beverage offerings, two outdoor heated pools – one being an adults-only, a stunning 12th story rooftop, and thoughtful art elements throughout.
“After launching the hotel during the height of the pandemic and having to close shortly after, we are thrilled to be open again and thriving. From the hotel’s exceptional design to world-class culinary offerings, Radisson Blu Anaheim combines a signature European aesthetic with the local flavor of its surrounding community, creating a singular sense of place that leads to powerful guest experiences and memories,” says Steve Lindburg, General Manager of Radisson Blu Anaheim. “Located just a short distance from Orange County’s premier attractions, the hotel serves as the perfect backdrop for locals, business and leisure travelers looking to have a magical stay.”
The guest rooms, public areas, and food and beverage spaces were designed by the global hospitality interior design firm HKS, led by Principal and Director of Design, Mary Alice Palmer and Senior Interior Designer, Vanessa Redman. The property showcases international design and art inspired by the elegance of Southern California and the essence of outdoor living through breezy, light, and bright features.
“The Radisson Blu brand seeks out locations in gateway cities – hubs for travelers from all walks of life – and Anaheim embodies that perfectly,” says Lindburg. With that, the property embraces its location through its art and design with subtle nods to its surrounding areas including Disneyland Resort. The art program is an expression of childhood toys and nostalgic pastimes paying homage to one’s youth. One example is an oversized round art piece, evocative of the “View-Master slides” from the 1940s which offers guests a glance into the area’s entertainment and sports offerings. Guests will also experience hand-painted, life-size Storm Troopers placed in the Lobby that stand in the iconic Charlie’s Angels pose. Contrasts between light and dark are woven throughout the hotel from the elevators and corridors to the guest rooms and dining outlets which represents Disney’s light versus the dark theme that we see throughout its films.
The 326-room hotel features 136 rooms with bunk beds ideal for family stays or groups up to six guests, as well as 40 pairs of connecting rooms and 20 suites with corner views. The bunk bed guestrooms feature a bright, joyful color palette while the other rooms feature the subtler tones found in a Southern California sunset. Radisson Blu Anaheim also boasts two outdoor heated pools. The Oasis ground pool features a whirlpool, splash pad, and cabanas for family-fun while the adults-only rooftop pool provides a more sophisticated atmosphere with picturesque views and cozy lounge furniture. A fitness center, laundry service, electric car charging stations, and complimentary Wi-Fi complete the “home away from home” experience.
The food and beverage program at the hotel is led by Executive Chef Edgar Beas and Food & Beverage Director Daniel Rivera. Upon the hotel opening in November 2020 came BluSky Restaurant & Bar, which is located on the 12th floor rooftop providing spectacular views where guests can enjoy SoCal’s year-round beautiful weather as well as an exhibition kitchen, fire pits, a private dining area, and the famous Disneyland nightly firework show. Acclaimed Orange Country food critic, Brad Johnson, called BluSky Restaurant & Bar “the best restaurant to open in Anaheim in years” via The Orange County Register. Chef Beas takes inspiration from his experience cooking in Spain’s Basque Country to create playful yet familiar takes on Spanish dishes with an effortlessly cool craft cocktail program to pair.
New to the hotel as of July 2021 is the Oasis Pool Bar. The Oasis Pool Bar offers dedicated poolside service with a limited menu featuring fresh Californian light fare, cocktails, beer, wine, and luxury cabanas with VIP service. Coming soon on August 30, 2021, is FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar, a signature concept of Radisson Blu properties in the U.S., centers around live-fire cooking and locally sourced produce to showcase the bounty of Southern California. With a total capacity of over 200 seats, FireLake features nearly 50 outdoor seats inspired by the Star Wars Tie Fighter Ships. Diners will also find hanging art throughout the restaurant that features color palettes from iconic Disney movies such as The Lion King, Cinderella, Aladdin, and The Little Mermaid.
Radisson Blu Anaheim is located at 1601 S. Anaheim Blvd. For reservations and more information, visit https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-anaheim.