Hotel plan for Legoland California
The City of Carlsbad Planning Commission has approved Legoland California’s request to build a hotel on resort property. “This is an exciting step in the planning process for the Legoland Hotel,” says Peter Ronchetti, the resort’s newly installed general manager. “While the opening of the hotel is not in the immediate future, we are looking forward to this new chapter in our development.”
The proposal must still be approved by the Carlsbad City Council and the California Coastal Commission before ground can be broken on the hotel, which will be located to the right of the park’s entrance in an area currently used for bus parking. The proposed property will be three stories high with 250 rooms upon completion. Construction will be carried out in two phases.
There are already two hotels on the property in Carlsbad, but like Legoland California and the neighbouring Sea Life Aquarium, the new hotel will be designed for families with young children, featuring rooms and suites themed after the most popular Legoland areas.
While it may be the first Legoland themed hotel in the United States, it is the second in the world. Legoland Billund opened a 176-room Legoland-themed hotel in 1991, which has become an integral part of the Legoland experience.