Loews partnering again with Universal Orlando on new hotel

Loews Hotels & Resorts and Universal Orlando Resort have announced Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando, opening in the summer of 2016. The hotel will be the the fifth hotel in partnership with Loews Hotels & Resorts and Universal Orlando, and will have 1,000 guestrooms and more than 131,000 square feet of meeting space.
 
The addition of Loews Sapphire Falls is part of Loews Hotels’ goal to add substantially to its portfolio of hotels over the next few years.  In July, the company announced two new acquisitions, Loews Minneapolis Hotel and Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel. Additionally Loews Chicago Hotel, a 400-room new build hotel, located downtown, will debut in February 2015.  The company continues to add properties in gateway cities and resort destinations.
 
The new hotel will be located between Cabana Bay Beach Resort, which opened in June 2014, and Loews Royal Pacific Resort (pictured). Together, the two resorts will have 272,000 square feet of combined meeting space, along with 2,000 rooms and suites.
 
“Our partnership with Universal is integral to our growth as we strategically expand Loews Hotels,” said Paul Whetsell, President & CEO, Loews Hotels & Resorts. “Loews Sapphire Falls Resort will complement our four existing hotels as we increase the total number of guestrooms, and continue to strive to offer unique experiences for all guests, whether they are visiting Orlando for leisure or meetings.”
 

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