Garden Grove will finally become home to a Nickelodeon Hotel & Resort. After many delays since 2016 the project is moving forward. The hotel will be located in Garden Grove’s tourism district known as the Grove District.
The Garden Grove City Council unanimously approved the project on Tuesday, September 13.
The proposed project site is located at the north-west corner of Harbor Boulevard and Twintree Lane, south of the adjacent Sheraton Hotel and Target
Hotel & Resort Features
- 2.5 acres-4 acres themed resort pool with a “lazy river” and pool slide
- Nick arcade and studio
- 500 hotel rooms, 23 story
- 100 timeshare units
- 22,000 square feet of hotel restaurant
- 17,000 square feet of ballroom/meeting space
- 13,000 square foot themed amenities
- 10,000 square foot of a spa and fitness center
- 7,000 square foot arcade
- 5,000 square feet of retail
- 3,000 square foot fitness center
- 600-seat theater/event space
- 528 parking spaces in a five-level parking structure
- And more!
Kids can expect to have a variety of entertainment experiences with SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Rugrats, Dora the Explorer, Fairly OddParents and more. Hotel guests can expect themed entertainment areas, characters breakfast, pool, arcade and much more. Grownups, in the meantime, will have many amenities to keep them entertained too, such as bars and restaurants, a fitness center and spa, retail and much more as well.
The City of Garden Grove is selling 3.73 acres of land for $920,00. The city had slowly acquired the land for $9.7 million and at the time of the sale it was valued at $10.6 million.
Garden Grove will also give up 60% of their hotel tax revenue for thirty years or up to $93 million. The tradeoff for the city is hundreds of millions in other taxes and additional business for Garden Grove. Construction and hotel jobs will additional benefit the city.
Existing Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts
The Nickelodeon Suites Orlando, The Nick shut down in 2017 and rebranded to a Holiday Inn Resort Orlando Suites. Similarly, Nickelodeon cruises onboard Norwegian Cruise Line was discontinued in 2015.
Nickelodeon also has Experiences by Nickelodeon which features interactive experiences and shows at select theme parks, festivals, entertainment centers and museums.
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