ANAHEIM, CA – June 8, 2021 – Hotel Lulu, Anaheim’s newest hotel just steps from Disneyland, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Chan to the position of hotel manager. John brings more than twenty years of hotel operations experience and a true passion for hospitality to this quintessential California hotel.
John first entered the hospitality industry as a PBX operator during his college years at a Japanese hotel brand in Downtown Los Angeles. He then worked his way up to various revenue and operations management roles at Los Angeles-area hotels including, Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites, DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown; Embassy Suites by Hilton Los Angeles, Glendale; and The Westin South Coast Plaza. Prior to joining Hotel Lulu, John served as Manager of Project Management for ICO Group Companies, a real estate development and management company in Los Angeles, where he ensured successful operation of multi-family and commercial projects.
“John’s appointment is a key milestone in reopening this property. His upbeat attitude, friendly disposition and drive for excellence will play a pivotal role in ensuring the hotel’s success and continuation of long-lasting memories made at Hotel Lulu. I have no doubt he will take on this new role with ease and utmost confidence,” said Tim Billing, vice president of regional operations at Azul Hospitality Group.
Beyond driving strategic revenue growth for Hotel Lulu, John is passionate about promoting the property as the premier tourist and leisure destination close to Disneyland Park and surrounding Anaheim attractions. His goal is to ensure all areas of the hotel environment run smoothly and work together successfully. Originally from Nagoya, Japan, John graduated from California State Polytechnic University with a degree in Hospitality and Restaurant Management. His outside passions include, riding motorcycles, driving fast cars, and watching football. He currently resides in Glendora, California with his wife Angela and three children.
Opened May 14, 2021, Hotel Lulu boasts laidback California design details with a modern twist. Outfitted with 308 guestrooms, the property features signature restaurant Lulu’s Kitchen; the new Lulu’s Coffee, serving Intelligentsia Coffee; a beautiful outdoor pool; 24/7 fitness center; 5,400 square feet of meeting and event space; and an onsite Disneyland® Insiders team. The hotel is managed by Azul Hospitality Group, a San Diego-based hospitality management company focused primarily on upscale hotels and resorts and is owned by J Street Hospitality, also based in San Diego.
For more information about Hotel Lulu, visit: https://hotellulu.com/