The Sheraton Safari Hotel and Suites in Orlando announced a $25 million transformation centered upon a new multi-pool courtyard and a new name – Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort. The property features amenities including a new spa, new fitness center and new ballroom, along with reinvented guestroom and family accommodations, restaurants, event facilities and common areas.
The hotel’s multi-million dollar renovation project is part of the Sheraton brand’s ongoing effort to enhance its global portfolio, and is one of several Sheraton properties undergoing a large-scale renovation this year.
New guestrooms and facilities wrap around the new 27 Palms Pool Club, which features two pools: the Falls and the Beach. The Falls is a large pool complete with a cascading waterfall and 79-foot water slide. The Beach presents a zero entry pool with in-water umbrellas dotted among water jets, a youth wet deck, and splash pad with in-pool water sprays.
The hotel’s 490 revamped guestrooms and family accommodations feature sculpted fixtures, upscale linens, and views of the pool palm courtyard. Family accommodations boast a separate bedroom and designer bunk beds with built-in reading lamps. Guestrooms also feature the brand’s signature Sheraton Sweet Sleeper beds, designed using AAA Five Diamond Award criteria, microwave, refrigerator, Wi-Fi, 42 inch HDTVs, and business services.
The lobby and other common areas are renovated with the lobby featuring the [email protected] experienced with Microsoft, a social space and connectivity hub including Internet workstations, printing and faxing services, magazines and newspapers. Seating spaces are spread throughout the common area.
Dining options include the new 27 Palms Grill, offering casual dining, and Zest, the hotel’s signature restaurant and lounge. A new spa, Top of the Palms, overlooks 27 Palms Pool Club. New facilities also include the Sheraton Fitness programmed by Core Performance fitness center. An on-site resort game room includes arcade-style games and big screen gaming on several consoles including Sony PlayStation and Nintendo Wii.
The resort also offers approximately 20,000 square feet of meeting and event spaces, with the new 7,000-square-foot Majestic Palm Ballroom, updated 6,000-square-foot Royal Palm Ballroom, and several indoor and outdoor spaces.
Sheraton recently completed a $6 billion global revitalization and is now in the mid of a $6 billion global expansion over the next three years. Sheraton is owned by and is the largest brand of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc.