Doubletree Hotels® raised its flag, Sept. 22, on its largest property worldwide, the Doubletree Resort Orlando – International Drive. The flag raising follows a dramatic, $35 million dollar makeover.
The completely renovated Doubletree Resort Orlando – International Drive creates a tranquil oasis in the heart of Orlando’s thriving tourism corridor. Located two minutes from the Orange County Convention Center, the resort is within walking distance of SeaWorld and across the street from its new Aquatica water park. The central location also affords guests easy access to the Orlando International Airport and Central Florida’s world-class theme parks, attractions, shopping and dining.
Doubletree Resort Orlando – International Drive houses 1,094 rooms and 60,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting and event space. Guests enjoy a Balinese-inspired theme with contemporary, dark-wood furnishings and Indonesian design accents set against 28 acres of lush, tropical landscape. Amenities include: three sparkling, palm-tree lined pools; three dining options, including a full-service restaurant and outdoor eateries; casual upscale bar; state-of-the-art fitness center; children’s game lounge with computers and Nintendo Wii game stations; nine-hole miniature golf course; full-service day spa and more.
For more information, visit online http://www.doubletreeorlandoidrive.com.
Image: For an image of the flag raising, visit this link, which stays live until Oct. 18: http://tinyurl.com/y95sr64
Raising the new Doubletree flag, shown here from left are Richmond McCoy, president and CEO of UrbanAmerica, owner, Doubletree Resort Orlando – International Drive; and Greg Gooding, the general manager.
Image: For an image of the ribbon-cutting, visit this link, which stays live until Oct. 18: http://tinyurl.com/ya4p2y5
Hospitality leaders cut the ribbon as part of the opening event to officially unveil the Doubletree Resort Orlando – International Drive. Shown here from left: Warren Fields, principal and chief investment officer, Pyramid Hotel Group, the management company; Richmond McCoy, president and CEO, UrbanAmerica, owner; Tom Kennedy, chief financial officer/chief operations officer, UrbanAmerica; Greg Gooding, general manager, Doubletree Resort Orlando; Dennis Morgan, director of brand performance, Doubletree Hotels; Gary Sain, CEO, Orlando/Orange County Convention & Visitors Bureau; and Richard Maladecki, president, Central Florida Hospitality & Lodging Association.
Image: For an image of the resort’s richly appointed guestrooms, visit this link, which stays live until Oct. 18: http://tinyurl.com/yb257mx
Balinese-inspired with contemporary, dark-wood furnishings and Indonesian design accents, the resort’s richly appointed guestrooms welcome with comfy Doubletree Sweet Dreams® bedding and luxury linens, a 32-inch flat-screen television, iPod®-ready clock radio and high-speed wireless Internet access. A kitchenette with microwave, coffeemaker and in-room mini-refrigerator can be found in each of the resort’s Premium Guestrooms.
About Doubletree Resort Orlando – International Drive Spanning 28 acres, the Doubletree Resort Orlando – International Drive is the largest property in Doubletree’s portfolio worldwide. The Balinese-inspired hotel is located in the heart of Central Florida’s thriving convention and tourism corridor. Showcasing a dramatic $35 million dollar makeover, the hotel’s all-new 1,094 guestrooms feature contemporary dark-wood furnishings, flat-screen TVs, iPod- compatible radio, Wi-Fi access and plush Doubletree Sweet Dreams bedding. Guests enjoy three dining options, including the casual full-service Bamboo Grille, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center, palm-tree-lined swimming pools, children’s game lounge, miniature golf course and 60,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space. Within walking distance to SeaWorld and across the street from its new Aquatica water park, Doubletree Resort Orlando – International Drive is minutes from the Orange County Convention Center, world-class attractions, shopping and dining. For more information call toll-free 1-800-327-0363 or visit http://www.doubletreeorlandoidrive.com.
UrbanAmerica, a minority-controlled, real estate private equity firm founded in 1998, is among the first registered investment advisors to participate in the revitalization of urban centers through the investment of institutional capital in commercial real estate. UrbanAmerica has raised $521 million in equity within its two funds and has acquired and developed more than 5 million square feet of building space with assets valued in excess of $2 billion. In addition, UrbanAmerica is the only urban real estate investment fund to receive three allocations of New Markets Tax Credits totaling $152 million for investments in its target markets. More information about UrbanAmerica is available at http://www.urbanamerica.com.
Sharlet Brennan or Melissa Renna
Ypartnership Public Relations