RLH Corporation reopens updated Orlando hotel

Red Lion Hotel Lake Buena Vista South. Photo credit: RLH Corporation (The Red Lion Hotel Lake Buena Vista South opened following a 2.5-year, $20-million renovation.)

RLH Corporation opened the Red Lion Hotel Lake Buena Vista South following a 2.5-year, $20 million renovation. The 410-room hotel has 10 suites, each featuring a 55-inch flat-screen TV. The hotel is owned and operated by Carter Hospitality and is the company's second Red Lion Hotel in the area.

“Red Lion Hotel Lake Buena Vista South has undergone a major renovation and is now open for guests to enjoy,” Paul Sacco, president of global development at RLH Corporation, said in a statement. “The hotel was taken back to the studs and remodeled from top to bottom. Guests will enjoy modern, family friendly designed guestrooms with amenities for business and leisure travelers alike.”

Located 15 minutes from Walt Disney World Resort and 20 minutes from Universal Studios Orlando, the hotel has a heated outdoor pool, a Jacuzzi, a lazy river, a tennis court, a basketball court, a children’s playground, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a guest laundry, a morning coffee area, a complimentary shuttle to Walt Disney World theme parks, a ticket desk for area attractions, free onsite parking, a gift and a snack shop.

The Red Lion Hotel Lake Buena Vista South also offers two restaurants: The Tortilla Rica Mexican restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, offering traditional Mexican cuisine and a margarita menu; and The Oasis Bar and Grill is located poolside and has eight flat-screen TV’s for watching your favorite team, tapas sharing-style menu along with traditional American cuisine, extensive poolside cocktail menu and local craft beer selection.