From the OC Register:
ANAHEIM – Two new hotels will rise up soon from a key intersection near Disneyland.
The Planning Commission this week unanimously approved two hotels, each with a drugstore, on Harbor Boulevard and Katella Avenue. No City Council approval is required, unless there are appeals on the Monday night decision.
A 172-room Springhill Suites by Marriott with a CVS Pharmacy on the ground floor would be built on a parcel that included a vacant lot where a service station used to run. The neighboring Jolly Roger hotel property would shrink. The back of the project would sit next to the Convention Center's parking lot.
Across Harbor Boulevard, the commission supported a scaled-back plan for a hotel on the southeast corner: a five-story, Hyatt House would include 252 rooms, designed with kitchenettes for longer stays. A Walgreens, coffee shop and restaurant would be on the ground floor.
Previously, the developer proposed a nine-story, Las Vegas-style hotel with a nightclub that was approved in 2009. But the developer was unable to get financing.
The Hyatt is expected to break ground within a year; it is unclear when construction will begin on the other.