New Loews Hotel in the Pipeline for Universal Orlando
- Sep 12, 2014
Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, as the new full-service facility will be called, opens in the summer of 2016 according to a recent announcement released by Universal Orlando Resort and Loews Hotels & Resorts.
The Caribbean-themed hotel located across Adventure Way from the new Cabana Bay Beach Resort will be built around a tropical lagoon and towering waterfall. Developers assure that the traditional island styling will incorporate some modern touches as well. It will feature 1,000 rooms including 77 suites. Loews Sapphire Falls Resort will be Universal Orlando’s fifth hotel and the addition expands the on-site portfolio to 5,200 rooms.
Jonathan Tisch, chairman of Loews Hotels & Resorts, expects the new hotel to bring the same level of distinctiveness that clients of the other four hotels have experienced. “We are excited to continue our growth plans at Loews Hotels by building another hotel with our long-standing partners at Universal Orlando,” he added.
Amenities at the new hotel will include Early Park Admission to Universal’s theme parks, a full-service restaurant with scenic views and outdoor dining, a themed lobby lounge, poolside bar and grill, quick-service marketplace, valet service and a fitness center. A resort-style pool with a water slide, children’s play area, sand beach and fire pit will be included in the central courtyard surrounded by the guest rooms. There will also be water taxi and shuttle access to all of the entertainment and dining options throughout Universal Orlando Resort.
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