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Park Candy Partners with Howard Johnson Anaheim for Exclusive Line


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Can our year get any sweeter?

We're thrilled to share news of a major partnership with Howard Johnson Anaheim, famously known as the Happiest Hotel on Earth. This collaboration is bringing an exclusive line of mid-century modern inspired button-up shirts, showcasing vibrant colors and unique designs.

Beyond creating our own unique merchandise, one of the core aspects of Park Candy's business is assisting other companies in developing their product lines. We specialize in providing turn-key product solutions for a diverse range of businesses across the country, including hotels, restaurants, and personal brands. Our expertise lies in understanding a brand's essence and translating that into tangible products that resonate with their audience. Whether you're looking to create a custom merchandise line, refresh existing products, or explore new merchandise ideas, we're here to make that process seamless and successful. 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at if you're interested in learning more about our product solution services and how we can help elevate your brand. We’re excited to collaborate and bring your vision to life with our expertise and creativity.

Why the Howard Johnson Anaheim?

As long-time guests of Howard Johnson "HOJO" Anaheim since 2016, Steve and I have always cherished our Disneyland adventures, starting from the comfort of our favorite hotel. The Howard Johnson Anaheim stands out with its nostalgic mid-century charm, combined with all the modern amenities you'd expect for a comfortable stay.

When Howard Johnson Anaheim approached us to design an exclusive merchandise line, it was a no-brainer. Our shared love for mid-century modern aesthetics made this an exciting project for us.

Their dedication to the retro theme is evident in their House of the Retro Future suite. It's a dream experience staying there, truly embodying the spirit of yesteryear with today's comfort.

Steve and Carise of Park Candy visiting the House of the Retro Future

This suite, a modern tribute to the legendary Monsanto exhibit at Disneyland, is a time capsule of innovation and style. Stepping into it is like being transported to an optimistic vision of the future, as imagined in the 1960s. Its design features sleek lines, bold geometric shapes, and a vibrant yet retro color palette. With Howard Johnson's retro aesthetic holding true, it's nice to see this timeless classic represented in the hotel so well.

Our button-up shirts reflect this same spirit, incorporating elements from the suite’s distinct aesthetic. The suite not only inspired our designs but also encapsulates the essence of the mid-century modern charm that Park Candy and Howard Johnson Anaheim both celebrate. It’s more than just a room; it’s a source of creative inspiration and a nod to a bygone era of futuristic dreams.

Our Retro Future design is a crisp white and blue shirt that reflects the Howard Johnson Anaheim's signature breeze blocks and House of the Retro Future logo.

Howard Johnson reps model our Retro Future button up collection.
More HoJo employees modeling a Retro Future variant
Breeze block inspiration is in the background
HoJo reps wearing the blue Reto Future variant
Which one do you like more?

Our Vintage Tile design is a true masterpiece in the collection, showcasing the exceptional talent of Nick Kuchar, an artist renowned for his mid-century modern style art, hailing from Hawaii. Nick's unique postcard-style artwork perfectly captures the essence of Howard Johnson Anaheim. 

Each scene depicted is a heartwarming, vibrant portrayal of life at the hotel – from guests experiencing the joy of checking in, to the excitement and fun at the hotel's Pirate-themed water park, Castaway Cove. His art also beautifully illustrates guests relaxing and soaking in the stunning views of the hotel. 

The design’s color palette and stylistic elements are thoughtfully chosen to reflect the mid-century modern aesthetic, resonating with the nostalgic yet contemporary vibe of both Park Candy and Howard Johnson Anaheim. This Vintage Tile design isn’t just a piece of clothing; it’s a wearable story, a celebration of memorable moments and the unique atmosphere of the Howard Johnson Anaheim.

When is it coming out?

As we progress with this exciting project, we're still in the midst of finalizing the fabric placement and refining the designs. It's a process we approach with both creativity and attention to detail, ensuring that every shirt not only captures the essence of our collaboration but also meets the high-quality standards Park Candy is known for. 

We're incredibly excited to share this sneak peek with you. It’s a glimpse into the creative process and the dedication that goes into making each piece a unique representation of the Howard Johnson Anaheim's spirit and our commitment to exceptional design.

Howard Johnson reps model the Vintage tile design.

We're eager to hear your thoughts!


We deeply value the opinions of our shoppers and fans. Your feedback is not just important; it's essential in helping us create products that you’ll love and cherish.

  • As we reveal these designs, we're eager to know: 

  • Which ones resonate with you the most. 

  • Do you have a favorite Howard Johnson-inspired design? 

  • Is there a particular aspect of the hotel or its history that you’d love to see reflected in our collection? 

Your input is a crucial part of this journey, and we can't wait to hear your thoughts. After all, this collection is for you, and we want to make sure it’s as extraordinary as your experiences with Park Candy and Howard Johnson Anaheim