There are big things in store for Orlando this year, from new rides and attractions at top theme parks to new hotels in the heart of the city. Here’s the list of new hotels and resorts in the area:
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
After completing several multimillion-dollar renovations, this hotel (as shown in the lead photo) now boasts plenty of new amenities and offerings. For starters, each of the 1,010 rooms has been enhanced with new fixtures, textiles, and furnishings optimized for an exceptional guest experience. For growing families, the hotel now offers seven new executive family suites with options for two- and three-bedrooms that feature built-in bunk beds perfect for teens and little ones, king-size beds for parents, and separate living areas to give everyone the space they need to feel right at home. Families reserving a new family suite will receive a customized VIP pre-arrival experience that includes guest services’ assistance in building an age-appropriate itinerary for the children visiting; one in-room amenity treat per night, ranging from chocolate to milk and cookies; board games and books; and in-suite toys and activities geared for even the youngest guests.
The newly reconfigured and expanded Grande Lakes Waterpark now features a variety of private, full-service cabanas and a transformed outdoor space with six distinct zones that include a signature lazy river, Headwaters Slide Tower with three waterslides, a celebrated restaurant and a VIP firepit lounge—Oasis. With separate areas designed to encourage family fun or facilitate more secluded relaxation, the Grande Lakes Waterpark fits seamlessly into its lush environment for guests looking for an all-ages vacation or luxury escape. Also, guests can now enjoy creative and casual fare by Tesar without leaving the poolside area. Tesar’s culinary mission with Knife Burger was to create the best-tasting patty in town, sourcing beef from high-quality Texas-raised cattle at 44 Farms. Guests can pair their choice of burger with crispy fries or a handspun frosty shake.
The new EvrBar, open from dusk to dawn on the lobby level, celebrates the natural Florida lifestyle, offering signature cocktails, craft beer, and light bites. Situated next to Primo restaurant, the newly restored EvrBar space boasts an elevated experience and panoramic views of the new waterpark through floor-to-ceiling windows.
As shown with a rendering above, this is Orlando’s newest 433-room luxury resort, slated to open in fall 2023! The property marks the first phase of Evermore Orlando Resort, a massive 10,000-bedroom resort complex. This elegant destination features a 20-acre tropical beach. It also has an 8-acre crystalline lagoon with warm white sandy beaches and an aquatic adventure area complete with a waterslide, rope swing, and watersports. On-site resort amenities include the luxurious Conrad Spa and private Water Garden, zero entry pool, cabanas, Kid’s Club, Sand Carving Beach, and arrival/departure lounge.
Choose from five unique dining experiences including an elevated, high-end Mexican rooftop restaurant with scenic views and a retractable roof. Plus, golf enthusiasts can experience two Jack Nicklaus-designed golf courses, the Links Course and the Florida Course. Guests of Conrad Orlando will have exclusive access to Evermore Orlando Resort’s amenities.
Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando
Disney Springs Area: The newest official Walt Disney Partner Hotel, this property will be completed in the spring with 604 guestrooms, a resort-style pool, splash pad, extensive marketplace and dining, complimentary hot breakfast and evening snacks, a shuttle service to all four Walt Disney World Resort theme parks and more
Cambria Hotel Orlando Universal Blvd
Opening in winter in the International Drive Resort area, this 118-room property offers amenities including a rooftop pool and lounge, state-of-the-art fitness center, the Veer Kitchen & Bar restaurant, and more
Aloft Lake Nona
Opening this fall, this six-story, 205-room, music-themed property features a 10,000-square-foot conference center and full-service restaurant
Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando
Visitors staying at this hotel will experience new additions, including the upscale Altira Rooftop Pool Lounge and reimagined guestrooms and spaces like the signature restaurant, The Boheme, and Bösendorfer Lounge
The Alfond Inn at Rollins
This award-winning boutique hotel will complete renovations of 112 existing rooms/suites, plus add 71 luxury guestrooms and suites, meeting space, and a lobby café this summer. A new spa will also feature seven treatment rooms and a fitness area.
Source: Visit Orlando