ORLANDO, Fla. – January 28, 2008 – Just minutes away from Florida's busiest airport, an oasis has emerged for sophisticated corporate travelers who demand the sumptuous luxury of a resort, but don't want to sacrifice the modern conveniences of a business hotel. The Renaissance Orlando Hotel-Airport (www.RenaissanceOrlandoAP.com), having recently completed a multi-million dollar top-to-bottom renovation, provides both – fusing lavish yet sleek furnishings with the newest technologies, allowing guests to escape when they need to, but connect when they have to.
Renovations to the nine-story, 297-room property have already been recognized with Marriott International's 2007 "Best Renovation of a Renaissance Hotel" and are highlighted by completely redesigned common areas, meeting space and accommodations. These spaces combine contemporary elegance and priceless works of art brushed with bold colors and the modern conveniences business travelers demand to create a stylish and sophisticated ambiance.
In addition to a complete overhaul, the hotel's guest rooms have been technologically upgraded, becoming the first in Orlando to feature Marriott's "Plug-In Room" with the resourceful "Plug-in Panel" allowing simultaneous connectivity to devices such as laptops, iPods®, gaming devices and DVD players. With this configuration, guests can work on their laptop and check the weather or watch their favorite DVD at the same time on a split screen. Each room also features standard amenities savvy business travelers are accustomed to finding, from wired high-speed Internet and cordless phones to a CD/MP3 clock radio and twin phone lines. Numerous designer touches such as cotton-rich linens, down comforters, custom duvets, curved shower rods, deluxe shower heads, bathrobes and spa-quality bath products also appoint each room.
Beyond room upgrades, the hotel's 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space includes Orlando's only amphitheater-style facility accommodating up to 55 attendees in a tiered classroom setting complete with state-of-the-art Bose® audio-visual equipment. Ideal for groups of up to 500 people, the Renaissance Orlando Hotel-Airport also offers a 4,000 square-foot ballroom and 18 meeting/breakout rooms. Additionally, the hotel features video production facilities, several types of cameras and projectors, and portable and installed stages, as well as a full range of supplies needed to make any meeting successful.
"With the completion of our renovations, Florida Green Lodging Certification and the accolades from Marriott International, we are poised to reemerge in Orlando as a top choice among savvy business travelers and meeting planners," said Jim Berkley, Renaissance Orlando Hotel-Airport's general manager. "In a destination with a plethora of hotel options, we have created a sophisticated oasis for the business travel wanting to be near the airport yet easily accessible to everything Orlando has to offer. From the city's first "Plug-In Rooms" and distinctive meeting space to a first-class restaurant and unique amenities, we have designed everything to be a resort experience for the corporate traveler."
In addition to its meeting facilities, the Renaissance Orlando Hotel-Airport has completely revamped its restaurant, Fresco: Moderne Brasserie, as well as its Marriott Rewards® / concierge lounge, fitness center, lobby lounge and coffee bar featuring Starbucks®. The hotel has also added a designated airline flight crew lounge complete with iJoy® massage chairs, Internet stations and game tables.
ABOUT THE RENAISSANCE ORLANDO HOTEL-AIRPORT
Located less than one mile north of Orlando International Airport and minutes from the Orange County Convention Center and top area attractions, the Renaissance Orlando Hotel-Airport offers 297 "Plug-In Rooms" with the resourceful "Plug-in Panel" spread out over nine floors. The hotel's newly completed multi-million dollar renovation received Marriott International's 2007 "Best Renaissance Renovation" Award and is highlighted by a complete interior and exterior overhaul. The property, which recently received a Florida Green Lodging Certification, also features 20,000 square feet of flexible meeting space including Orlando's only amphitheater-style classroom. For more information, visit www.RenaissanceOrlandoAP.com.