LEGOLAND California’s LEGOLAND Hotel Set to Open April 5, 2013

LEGOLAND California is completing the nation’s first LEGO themed hotel.  The 250 room LEGOLAND Hotel will open on April 5, 2013, and welcoming the first guests will be six special junior concierges.  The winners of a national competition are children from Arizona, California, and Nevada selected for their enthusiasm and love of LEGO products (and theme parks).  The 250 room LEGOLAND Hotel will feature all two bedroom suites with a king-sized bed for adults and a separate bedroom for kids, complete with bunk beds (also a pull-out trundle bed for larger families).  Each suite is themed after one of the LEGOLAND California areas such as Pirate, Kingdom, or Adventure.  Continue reading for more details from LEGOLAND’s press release.

Bellhop in front of LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND California Resort

From LEGOLAND California’s Press Release

More than 700 children across the nation competed to become the first Junior Concierges for LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND California Resort and only six have been selected for this prestigious position.

The Junior Concierge winners are: Ryan Malatesta (8) from Coronado, CA; Connor Hatch (8) from Anthem, AZ; Ella Dvorchak (8) from Hermosa Beach, CA; Alyssa Balbier (9) from Henderson, NV; Dylan Tran (11) from San Diego, CA, and Katherine McDonnell (11) from San Francisco, CA.

LEGOLAND California LEGOLAND Hotel Junior Concierge

The six winners were selected out of a pool of applicants from North America who completed an application and a short description, in 50 words or less, why they should be a Junior Concierge at LEGOLAND Hotel.  The Junior Concierges were selected based on their ability to communicate and show their passion for LEGO and theme parks.

The newly appointed Junior Concierges will be treated to a free weekend at LEGOLAND California Resort with their family which includes a stay at LEGOLAND Hotel, two-day Resort Hopper tickets (which include LEGOLAND California, SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Water Park) and LEGO product.

LEGOLAND California Pirate Reef

Prior to their scheduled weekend visit, each Junior Concierge will attend a “training day” on March 30 where they will be fitted for a uniform, meet Resort staff, and be put through full “job” training.  Training day will include a detailed orientation of the Hotel and all of LEGOLAND Resort so they can share their knowledge with young guests and advise them on everything cool from a child’s perspective.  Throughout the year, each winner will serve as Junior Concierge for one weekend at LEGOLAND Hotel prior to December 31, 2013.

LEGOLAND Hotel Pirate Bunk Beds

Opening April 5, 2013, LEGOLAND Hotel at LEGOLAND California Resort is designed to give guests the interactive family experience that has brought success to LEGOLAND California, SEA LIFE Aquarium and LEGOLAND Water Park.  Created to bring children’s imaginations to life, the 250-room, three-story LEGO themed hotel will feature brightly colored, interactive LEGO décor, a pool and lounge area, interactive Castle Play area, event space and family restaurant. LEGOLAND Hotel is designed for families with young children and every room is themed after one of the most popular LEGOLAND areas: Pirate, Kingdom and Adventure.

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About Dave Parfitt

Married, father of two girls, and living in the heart of the Finger Lakes. I'm a runner with a PhD in neuroscience and a passion for travel.