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SPONSORED CONTENT DESTINATION PLANNER What's New in Anaheim S ituated in the heart of sunny Southern California is Anaheim. This region has a vibrant yet laid-back vibe, a creative spirit and a diverse range of activities that make it one of the nation's most popular destinations - for business or pleasure. Home to world-famous theme parks, distinguished shopping centers, dynamic meeting venues and trendy beach towns, Anaheim is the perfect starting point for your Southern California adventure! HOTELS ON THE RISE IN THE ANAHEIM RESORT DISTRICT Anaheim Resort District's hotel construction and development is moving at an exciting pace. In 2015, five hotels opened their doors, and three more are expected to open this year, bringing in a total of 1,800 additional guest rooms and suites to the area. Here is a detailed look at the properties that opened in 2015 and those anticipated to open in 2016: * Five Hotels Opened in 2015: o Courtyard Marriott Anaheim Hotel & Waterpark, 221 guest rooms, July 2015 o Holiday Inn Express, 96 guest rooms, August 2015 o Homewood Suites by Hilton - Anaheim Convention Center/Disneyland Main Gate, 215 guest rooms, November 2015 o The Hyatt House Anaheim Resort, 262 guest rooms, December 2015 * Three Hotels to Open in 2016: o Great Wolf Lodge, 600 guest rooms, February 2016 o Residence Inn, 296 guest rooms, summer 2016 o Staybridge Suites, 126 Rooms, summer 2016 ATTRACTIONS Allowing guests to visit "a galaxy far, far away," Disneyland Park has revealed plans for a new 14-acre Star Wars-themed land. The expansion is part of the recently announced $1 billion investment back into the park, which includes new attractions and a parking structure. Disney's single largest themed expansion to date, the Star Wars-themed land will be situated in the presently occupied Big Thunder Ranch location and will feature two signature attractions. From magical spells to magical creatures, dark villains to daring heroes, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is coming to Universal Studios Hollywood spring 2016. Explore the mysteries of Hogwarts castle, visit the shops of Hogsmeade, and sample fare from some of the wizarding world's best-known establishments. 24 Ca lSAE's T HE E XEC U T IV E - M A Y/ J U NE 2 0 1 6 Plus experience pulse-pounding rides and attractions that transport you into a world of magical thrills and excitement. NEW RETAIL AND RESTAURANTS Situated on 31 acres along overlooking the Pacific Ocean is Huntington Beach's newest shopping, dining, and lifestyle destination: Pacific City. Pacific City captures the dynamic energy of Huntington Beach's surf culture by curating unique retail and dining that appeals to visitors from across the globe. Pacific City includes the 250-room Paséa Hotel & Spa and 516 luxury apartment homes. Opened late fall 2015. Opening in Buena Park in 2016, The Source is a 450,000 square-foot urban center featuring world-class shopping, diverse dining options and cutting edge technology. The space is designed to reflect the digital energy of Times Square, the visual energy of Tokyo and the avant-garde of Seoul. Visitors will have the opportunity to see some of their favorite musical artists at the 2,000-seat performance venue presented by YG Entertainment. ORANGE COUNTY FOOD HALLS Orange County is leading the charge with today's trending culinary experience: the contemporary food hall. Typically located in revamped warehouses, innovative and local merchants are opening up small kiosks within these spaces to showcase their chef-driven concepts and artisan crafts. Anaheim Packing House is one such food hall. Discover the renovated (and former 1919 Sunkist Packing Plant) two-level Packing House, featuring a large central atrium with communal dining surrounded by two dozen merchants and kiosks of varying sizes, located in Anaheim's historic district. ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER EXPANSION The Anaheim Convention Center recently broke ground on its seventh expansion since the center's founding in 1967. The new building located on Katella Avenue and Hotel Way will be two levels, spread over 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space that will include 100,000 square feet of column-free space; a 10,000 square feet outdoor balcony; 25-foot ceilings; 1350 parking spaces. In addition to an impressive new main entrance on Katella Avenue, a climate-controlled pedestrian bridge connecting to the existing facility, new loading docks and an improved vehicular entrance. The completion date is projected for summer 2017.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Executive - May/June 2016

Chair’s Message
At a Glance Tech Tools: Create the Ultimate Video Marketing Plan in 4 Steps Blog Spot: Three Principles to Awaken Your Association Force Leadership by the Numbers: Safety & Security at Meetings
Calendar of Events
Selecting Edtech That Deepens Learning
How to Maintain High-Touch Relationships in High-Tech Times
Innovation, Technology and Change: The Future Is Here Now
How to Start or Grow Your Career Management Site
Advancing Associations: The Power of Past Presidents
Destination Anaheim
New Members
Member Spotlight: Alan Wald
Index to Advertisers

The Executive - May/June 2016