Wyndham Orlando Resort and owner I Shops announced plans for a multi-million dollar re-imagination of the property.
As part of the revitalization of International Drive, the property’s ownership initiated enhancements at Wyndham Orlando Resort taking place throughout the remainder of 2012, with anticipated completion in May 2013. Among others, there will be a complete refurbishment and upgrade of all 613 guestrooms and suites to showcase modern resort-chic décor, a sense of arrival with a pathway leading to a grand porte-cochére and a newly constructed lobby and conference center.
The new building will contain modern glass features and fixtures, overlooking an expanded grand lawn providing the resort versatility for outdoor events; a contemporary lobby bar and technology lounge; expanded conference center, creating 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting space with modern technology; improved facility connectivity with rerouted roads and sidewalks; and a host of new dining and shopping options through the creation of the adjoining I-Shops.
The renovations included: the addition of an estimated 25,000 square feet of new flexible function space, for a total of 60,000 square feet of meeting space; installation of communications, Master Antenna Television system (MATV) and Internet systems throughout resort; and complete floor-to-ceiling remodel of all guestrooms and suites with “resort-chic décor package."
Other renovations included: an enhanced arrival experience, showcasing an expansive new-build, modern lobby; redesigned roads and walkways to improve traffic flow and enhance pedestrian connectivity; and the addition of surrounding I-Shops restaurants and retail shops to the resort grounds.
Upon the completion of the surrounding retail project, available will be a shopping venue and 10 new restaurants and entertainment venues.