When the Wincome Group became aware there was a need for more four-diamond quality hotels in tourist-heavy Anaheim, they had the perfect opportunity: a location across the street from the Disneyland Resort. The $208 million, 565-room hotel they envisioned will rise 8 stories and provide top of the line accommodations and amenities, including a lounge overlooking Disney’s California Adventure, 50,000 square feet of meeting space and two signature restaurants, supported by 1,000 parking stalls.
High development costs in the area made designing a parking solution a challenge. Watry Design was asked to study options that would provide the developer with a cost effective plan that not only meets the development’s high parking demands, but also satisfies the premium level of service guests expect at a 4-diamond hotel. The Watry team conducted parking functional design studies along with a valet operations report. Our conclusion was that a full valet operations plan would not only accomplish these goals, but also most efficiently manage peak parking demand. As a result, the amount of total parking spaces needed to support the project were reduced, alleviating the need for a costly additional subterranean parking level.