600-Room Nickelodeon Resort Coming to Garden Grove

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By Catherine Sweeney

Adding to a number of attractions, resorts and amusement parks in Orange County, a Nickelodeon-themed resort will soon be coming to Garden Grove. The project was approved in late September by the City of Garden Grove and will be developed by Kam Sang Company.

The resort will take shape on 3.72 acres at the northwest corner of Harbor Boulevard and Twintree Avenue and will total approximately $250 to $300 million. In total, the resort will reach 23 stories and include 600 rooms – 500 guest suites and 100 timeshare units – in a serpentine-shaped, glass tower.

According to the submitted project plans, the development would also include 528 parking spaces in a five-level parking garage as well as a number of guest amenities. These include a 10,000 square foot spa, a 3,000 square foot fitness center, a 6,000 square foot arcade, 17,000 square feet of restaurant space, 1,950 square feet of retail space, 25,400 square feet of meeting spaces and a 10,600 square foot office.

Many amenities at the hotel will also be themed, such as the 4,500 square foot Nick Studio. A themed pool experience with a lazy river will also be developed as part of the resort.

“The Nickelodeon brand is iconic and its programming is aimed at children and adolescents ages 8 to 17…The development will benefit from the marketing power of the Nickelodeon name which reaches 500 million households,” the project plans state.

The project site is located within the tourist-centric Grove District just south of Disneyland. The resort would pop up near a number of other hotels, including the Anaheim Marriott Suites, the Hyatt Regency Orange County and the Hilton Garden Inn Anaheim/Garden Grove, among many others.

The project would join various hospitality properties developed by Kam Sang Company. Founded in 1979, the Arcadia-based investment and development firm’s portfolio includes major hotel brands, like Marriott, Sheraton, Embassy Suites, Starwood and Hilton.