They knocked down the old Grand Hotel March 22 to make way for something better, a parking lot, I believe.
I can't help but feel a little sad; I checked out her last guest two years ago. A handful of employees and I stuck around until the end; we didn't get any rewards for doing it, just fulfillment.
I was there when the smiling guys from Disney came through her lobby doors and took over. I wasn't smiling; I was out of a job.
In her day, she was the pride of Anaheim. As our first luxury hotel, she played host to movie stars, Broadway plays and baseball teams such as the old Yankees.