Loews Hotels & Co, will develop two new hotels with Universal Orlando as part of their long-term and successful joint venture partnership. The new hotels will be the latest branded collaboration for Loews Hotels & Co., which has achieved success in managing themed hospitality concepts.
“This project is our largest investment to date in our joint venture that began almost 20 years ago,” Jonathan Tisch, chairman & CEO of Loews Hotels & Co., said in a statement. “We are excited to continue to partner and take part in the remarkable growth and transformation that is ongoing at Universal Orlando Resort.”
Set to begin opening in the summer of 2019, the hotels will consist of a combined 2,800 guestrooms, including 1,450 two-bedroom suites designed to accommodate families of all sizes. Both options will be value-driven, with nightly rates starting below Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Universal’s Aventura Hotel, which is scheduled to open in the summer of 2018.
Guests will have access to early park admission to Universal Studios Florida, Universal’s Islands of Adventure or Universal’s Volcano Bay, complimentary transportation across the destination and resortwide charging privileges.
The 750-room and 2,050-room hotels will be located minutes away from Universal Orlando’s three theme parks and Universal CityWalk’s dining and entertainment options. Amenities will include a combined three pools, two food courts offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and nearby coffee bars, plus poolside bars, fitness rooms, car rental facilities and more.
The hotels will be built on a 64-acre site at the intersection of Universal Blvd. and International Drive, and will become the destination’s seventh and eighth hotels. This continues the growth ongoing at Universal Orlando Resort. The new hotels will bring the total number of guestrooms at the destination to 9,000 when combined with the 600-room Universal’s Aventura Hotel opening in August 2018.
Reservations will be accepted in early 2018.