Universal Orlando unveils plans for the Aventura Hotel

The Aventura Hotel, the sixth hotel from Universal Orlando, is planning to open summer 2018.

The property’s parking garage will be connected to the Sapphire Falls resort via a walkway. The Sapphire Falls property opened last month, and also has a walkway connecting it to the Royal Pacific Resort, also owned by Universal.

Unlike many other Universal properties, the new Aventura Hotel will offer limited meeting space and will not have complimentary unlimited Express Pass access to nearby Universal properties, unlike the Hard Rock and Portofino Bay resorts. However, guests at the Aventura will have early admission to nearby theme parks.

Virtual Event

HOTEL OPTIMIZATION PART 2 | Now Available On-Demand

Survival in these times is highly dependent on a hotel's ability to quickly adapt and pivot their business to meet the current needs of travelers and the surrounding community. Join us for Optimization Part 2 – a FREE virtual event – as we bring together top players in the industry to discuss alternative uses when occupancy is down, ways to boost F&B revenue, how to help your staff adjust to new challenges and more, in a series of panels focused on how you can regain profitability during this crisis.

The new hotel will be 16 stories, and its design will be centered around glass and and open, loft-style lobby. On property will be a pool, hot tub, cocktail bar and kids’ play area. The lobby will be home to a food & beverage space as well as a Starbucks, and a rooftop bar will also be available.

Universal currently operates five hotels in Orlando, consisting of 5,200 rooms. When the Sapphire Falls property opened, Universal’s owner, Comcast Corporation, revealed its goals to expand its existing portfolio by double or triple the number of hotel rooms. Further expansion from Universal is expected in the near future after the company purchased 475 acres of land in 2015 near the Orange County Convention Center. In addition, the Wet ’N Wild water park is closing down Dec. 31, 2016, creating another space for future development.

Suggested Articles

New research suggests 64 percent of hospitality professionals believe the risk of a data breach increases when employees work off site.

Three hotels that previously were branded under the Cotelier Hotels brand will be converted to the Life House brand. 

After two weeks of occupancy surpassing the halfway point, the numbers dropped for the week of Oct. 18–24.