ANAHEIM, CA—Lifescapes International has been selected to design the landscape environment for the $245 million development of the Westin Anaheim Resort, a four-diamond resort by local developer Wincome Group.
“This is a monumental project for the City of Anaheim, which drew a record 23 million visitors last year,” says Dan Trust, EVP and COO of Lifescapes International. “The city is investing substantially in its resort corridor, and we are pleased to bring our seasoned experience in creating iconic destinations to this new project.”
Lifescapes has designed landscapes for the Bellagio Resort & Casino, Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, Fontainebleau Miami Beach and the Wynn Las Vegas, among others.
“We understand that today’s consumers expect luxury amenities that integrate seamlessly into a destination’s overall look and feel,” Trust explains. “For that reason, we will create a design that is both luxurious and functional, delivering an inviting environment that guests will enjoy for years to come.”
According to Paul Sanford, CEO of Wincome Group, “We knew that working with such a high caliber company as Lifescapes International would bring value to this project. Their designs bring a sense of luxury and sophistication that is required for a four-diamond hotel.”
The resort will offer more than 600 rooms situated within a 630,000-sq.-ft. environment, lush landscaping and social gathering spaces.
Al Amador, senior principal/project designer for Lifescapes and the lead designer on this project, explains, “We are building on the developer’s vision, which is to create a haven of luxury and a hub of excitement for tourists and staycationers alike.”
Lifescapes will add landscaping to the new pool area, including two expansive pools and a spa surrounded. The firm will also design a motor court for the new resort, featuring specialty paving in a custom design with ample lanes for traffic.
Michael Hong Architects will serve as the architect on the project, with HED serving as Architect of Record. Interiors will be designed by Dianna Wong Architecture & Interior Design, while GLUMAC will oversee engineering/MEP and Englekirk will handle structural engineering.