Orlando World Center Marriott launched its newest restaurant and bar concept, Latitude & Longitude, aptly named for its diverse food-and-beverage offerings. The location draws inspiration from distinct world regions, both land and sea. The contemporary yet timeless design, spearheaded by Design One out of New York, completely transformed the space, creating an ideal venue for leisure and business guests alike to gather, unwind and enjoy delectable cuisine at any time.
Executive Chef Eric Martinez presents three curated menus, featuring Southern-inspired dishes with Florida flair, as well as rotating seasonal specials that boast vibrant flavors and utilize local in-season ingredients from area farms and vendors. Additionally, several menu items will incorporate organic produce and herbs grown sustainably in-house from Orlando World Center Marriott’s state-of-the-art hydroponic garden, scheduled for completion in spring 2018.
“Latitude & Longitude provides another distinct dining experience that’s truly unlike any other at Orlando World Center Marriott, as it evolves from one meal to the next, not only offering different menus, but completely different ambiances as well,” said Ralph Scatena, GM of Orlando World Center Marriott. “It’s sophisticated, yet casual and approachable, aligning with our vision to serve as a multidimensional setting that inspires all. We are extremely excited to unveil our newest epicurean endeavor, especially with the cutting-edge hydroponic garden nearing completion.”
Balancing artistic, eye-catching light fixtures and dark, sleek surfaces, including rich wood floors and lustrous leather booths, complimented by refreshingly bright white columns throughout, Latitude & Longitude blends texture and warmth. The restaurant and the expansive “L” shaped bar—accented by illuminated shelves of spirits and multiple TVs—can be seen as guests pass through the lobby, exuding an open and inviting atmosphere while connecting the spaces to provide enhanced socializing and networking opportunities.
Latitude & Longitude was designed with the flexibility to accommodate up to 500 guests for breakfast and lunch, 200 for dinner and 700 for special events, when utilizing the Hydroponic Terrace – the large outdoor deck surrounding the hydroponic garden – and the four new private dining rooms, complete with versatile pocket door configurations determining their size. The restaurant and bar seating dwindles by night to provide a more intimate experience.