Wednesday February 6th, 2013 - 9:42AM
ORLANDO, FL—Orlando World Center Marriott has completed phase one of its multimillion dollar transformation.
Phase one includes the following: North Tower guestrooms and meeting space, Hall of Cities meeting rooms, 110 guest suites, on-site Starbucks, as well as an expanded pool deck and lawn.
All 504 guestrooms and 10 suites in the North Tower have been completely renovated including all soft goods and case goods. Additionally, the 13 meeting rooms—offering nearly 14,000 sq. ft. of meeting space—have been refurbished including carpet, vinyl, new air-walls and electronic door cards.
The 14 Hall of Cities meeting rooms, the gateway to the hotel’s 230,000-sq.-ft. ballroom, has a new design, while the on-site Starbucks, located in the lobby, has been redesigned and expanded to resemble freestanding locations.
110 guest suites have a new design, reflecting Florida and its diverse landscapes with aqua, russet and neutral tones.
In addition, the new pool deck features high performance pavers, a tiered seating layout and an outer edge that rises to meet the lawn area.
The hotel will remain in full operation throughout phase two, currently underway. This will include enhancements to the Falls Pool inclusive of a poolside Bar and Grille, Splash Zone—open to guests this Spring—and a new Icon Slide Tower featuring two 200-ft. winding waterslides and one 90-ft. speed waterslide, in addition to a Kids Activity Zone and Italian restaurant, Siro. The slide tower, slated for completion June 1, will conclude all on-property restorations.