Hotels and Resorts
LEGOLAND Florida Resort announced a new LEGOLAND Beach Retreat opening April 7. The new accommodations will include 83 single-story duplexes, a themed pool, sandy play area and new restaurant. Conveniently located adjacent to the theme park, the LEGOLAND Beach Retreat invites guests to relax beneath brightly-colored bungalows or dine below the new LEGO lighthouse, which will feature a buffet restaurant, pool bar and a beach-themed space for kids.
The Delaney Hotel will be a 54-room boutique hotel in the SoDo district of downtown Orlando, expected to be open by late spring 2017. It will offer unique high-tech conveniences for guests, from remote check-in, to digital tablet-based concierge services in every room, smart phone room keys and smart TVs.
Margaritaville Resort Orlando has been announced as a new resort property being developed by Encore Capital Management, expected to open late 2017. The waterfront destination resort will offer 175 rooms, 1,000 Margaritaville-themed vacation homes and 300 timeshare units. A new dining and entertainment district is also planned to accommodate guests, along with a 12-acre water park, a wellness center, miles of fitness trails and a destination water taxi system.
The Grove Resort & Spa – Just five minutes from Walt Disney World Resort, the Grove Resort & Spa is set to open in March 2017. The hotel will offer 878 two- and three-bedroom residential-style suites with full kitchens, washers & dryers and multiple bathrooms to provide all the comforts of home. Additional amenities include several full-service restaurants, bars, a grab-and-go marketplace and a family-friendly water park.
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate is undergoing a $40 million expansion project, which includes 93 new guest rooms, 100,000 square feet dedicated to meeting and event space and a revamped Trevi’s restaurant with an outdoor bar and terrace .
A Multipurpose Soccer Stadium is scheduled to open prior to the 2017 Major League Soccer season. The stadium will be located in downtown Orlando in a developing entertainment center a block away from the Amway Center. The stadium will seat 25,500 and serve as home to the Orlando City Lions soccer team.
Hotels and Resorts
Universal Orlando Resort announced the sixth and newest addition to the lineup of hotels on property, Aventura Hotel. A value property, the 16-story gleaming glass tower will consist of 600 guest rooms, including 13 kids’ suites. It will bring the total number of on-site hotel rooms at Universal Orlando to 6,200 when combined with the 400-room expansion of Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, opening in 2017.The Aventura Hotel will feature the first-ever rooftop bar and grill on Universal property, and offer exclusive amenities including Early Park Admission to Universal’s theme parks, complimentary on-site transportation and more.