Lifescapes International has been selected to design the landscape environment for the recently announced $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," commented Dan Trust, Executive Vice President 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 is known for designing the landscapes of some of the world's most iconic hotels, including the Bellagio Resort & Casino, Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort, Fontainebleau Miami Beach (remodel in 2008), and the Wynn Las Vegas, among many others.
"We understand that today's consumers expect luxury amenities that integrate seamlessly into a destination's overall look and feel," Trust explained. "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."
Leveraging the resort's close proximity to Disneyland and Disney's California Adventure, Lifescapes will design a luxurious rooftop deck where guests can enjoy park views and nightly fireworks shows, according to Amador.
"Urban rooftop decks have emerged as one of the hottest design trends of this decade, and our expertise in creating entertainment-driven, immersive rooftop environments is unmatched," stated Al Amador, Senior Principal/Project Designer for Lifescapes and the lead designer on this project.
The new deck will feature ample banquette seating nestled around modern fire pits, with portable shade structures and furniture that can accommodate public gatherings as well as private parties, weddings, or corporate events.
"On the roof, we plan to integrate a long, linear raised water feature with floating planters, bringing a visual texture to the deck's comfortable elegance," Amador added.
Lifescapes will also design the four-diamond luxury resort's new pool area, including two expansive pools and a luxurious spa surrounded by lush greenery and lounge furniture.