Valley boy chosen as 'junior concierge' for new LEGOLAND Hotel

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Six lucky kids were announced as winners in the national Junior Concierge contest for North America's first LEGOLAND hotel. By Content Creator Six lucky kids were announced as winners in the national Junior Concierge contest for North America's first LEGOLAND hotel. By Content Creator
Six lucky kids were announced as winners in the national Junior Concierge contest for North America's first LEGOLAND hotel. By Content Creator Six lucky kids were announced as winners in the national Junior Concierge contest for North America's first LEGOLAND hotel. By Content Creator
Six lucky kids were announced as winners in the national Junior Concierge contest for North America's first LEGOLAND hotel. By Content Creator Six lucky kids were announced as winners in the national Junior Concierge contest for North America's first LEGOLAND hotel. By Content Creator
Six lucky kids were announced as winners in the national Junior Concierge contest for North America's first LEGOLAND hotel. By Content Creator Six lucky kids were announced as winners in the national Junior Concierge contest for North America's first LEGOLAND hotel. By Content Creator
Six lucky kids were announced as winners in the national Junior Concierge contest for North America's first LEGOLAND hotel. By Content Creator Six lucky kids were announced as winners in the national Junior Concierge contest for North America's first LEGOLAND hotel. By Content Creator

ANTHEM, Ariz. -- A Valley boy is back home after a big weekend of training to be a Junior Concierge at North America's first LEGOLAND hotel in California.

"They're going to learn all about our hotel," said hotel manager Frank Idris. "There's a lot to know about all of our three different themes...they're going to learn where all the rooms are located, what's contained in each one of them."

The smoke-breathing dragon created out of 400,000 LEGO bricks greeted Anthem resident Connor Hatch, 8, and five other winners who spent the weekend at the brand new three-story, 250-room hotel at LEGOLAND resort before it was open to the public.

The winners prepared for their new job by getting fitted for concierge attire, meeting hotel staff, and testing out all of the features of this LEGO world which included a Castle Play area, talking and spraying dragon, play pits, and a treasure hunt inside the hotel rooms.

The winners each have a weekend to act as concierge and provide young guests with insight and advice on what to do at the LEGOLAND Resort.

"For all of these junior concierge they really get to have an experience that is 100 percent one of a kind," said hotel concierge Charlotte Kurner. "They'll never get this experience anywhere else."

Along with training, the winners received a weekend stay with their family at the resort, two day RESORT Hopper tickets, and LEGO product.

LEGOLAND CALIFORNIA Resort General Manager Peter Ronchetti and LEGOLAND Hotel General Manager Frank Idris along with a cast of characters will welcome the first LEGOLAND Hotel guests April 5, 2013 in the grand opening ceremony.

"This place is truly eye candy for everybody," said Idris. "The other hotels are just going to look plain now in comparison."

Each hotel room will have at least eight LEGO models and will feature a pirate, adventure, or kingdom theme.

Guests staying at the LEGOLAND hotel will have exclusive early access to LEGOLAND California.

For more information on the LEGOLAND resort visit their website or call 760-918-5346.