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October is almost coming to an end and we can definitelyfeel the Fall/Winter smell in the air.  This week there will be more rain in the forecast but after this Thursday the sun should start coming out and the temperature will rise to a much more plesant 80s.  This month has also been marked with several large conventions in Anaheim so the hotels around here have been kept quite busy.  However, November is tyically a slow convention month so it’ll be a great time to visit the parks.  Some of the notable news coming up include:

1.  Starting 11/01/2010, City of Anaheim will start assessing an additional 2% Tourism Improvement fee to help expand Anaheim Convention Center as well as improve local transit system. 

2.  Day Light Saving coming up on 11/07, 2 AM, you’ll ‘Fall Back’ an hour, whoo hoo!

3.  Disney’s Halloween season is in full swing, for more information, check out the previous post “It’s Halloween Time”.

4.  Our swimming pool & spa area will be tentatively closed for about 2 weeks due to an upgrade we have planned in November.  The exact date and duration has not been set but we’ll post it as soon as it becomes available. 

Be sure to check back often as we get ready to roll out a very special online promotion on SuperBlog.  We’ll be offering very competitive room rates in November to our blog readers only.  So if you plan to visit us in the next few weeks you do not want to miss this!  Stay tuned!

Starting October 8th, Disney’s California Adventure has a new nighttime feature combining dynamic music, dance, fun food and drinks.  Electronica will promote the upcoming movie “TRON: Legacy” which will hit the movie theater on December 17.  The festivities will take place starting at the Sun Plaza and continue into the Hollywood Pictures Backlot at 6pm.  No special event ticket is required. For additional information please visit the following link:

http://disneyland.disney.go.com/disneys-california-adventure/electronica/

This past September the City of Anaheim officially passed Anaheim Improvement Tourism District fee (AITD) that will impose an additional 2% hotel fee on top of the regular 15% lodging tax, bringing the total every guest has to pay to 17%.  The official date for this new fee to go into effect is 11/01/2010.  This is by no means good news to everyone who wants to come to Disneyland and it might just make the whole trip planning a little more challenging and a little less affordable.

We often heard our guests saying “when I was here 30 years ago, it only cost $30 to enter the park”.  Well those days have long gone but at the same time Disneyland offers so much more today than it used to 30 years ago.  From a hotel managment’s point of view we understand every year it gets more expensive for our guest to visit.  Thus we make every attempt to bring the best value to each and everyone of our guests.  Like many of you, we also have to learn how to control our operating costs more effectively during this challenging time.  We, too, have to make sure every dollar spent on room condition, guest services and amenities has the greatest positive impact for our guests as everyone continues to weather this economic downturn.  Here are some examples of us trying to find operating savings and in order to continue to offer competitive room rates and great customer services to our guests:

1.  We’ve taken advantage of government green incentives and replaced lightbulbs and toilets to more energy efficient models save on utility costs.

2.  We’ve renegotiated with many of our vendors to bring our expenese in line with current market conditions.  

3.  We’re currently undergoing a new Super 8 Customer Service training aimed to provide better services to our guests. 

The good news about the 2% is that it is soley designed for the use of Anaheim Resort Hotels.  With this additional funding Anaheim will be able to attract more guests from all around the world.  Part of the 2% will also go towards building a better transit system within the city.  To find out more information about the 2% tax, please visit the following link from Orange County Visitor & Convention Bureau:

http://www.anaheimoc.org/Articles/Archive/Webpage101881.asp

Welcome to our first blog site.  We’ve been looking for new ways to connect with our guest and share new information periodically.  On here you’ll find the latest information about our property, staff, what’s happening in Anaheim and of course, Disneyland!  We hope you’ll find this site useful and we appreciate any comments you have to make this site more useful for everyone.