Move aside, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel and Loews Royal Pacific Resort. When the 37-acre Cabana Bay Beach Resort opens in 2014, it will offer value-priced accommodations not previously found at the three other Universal Orlando onsite hotels.
The 1,800-room resort will be a nostalgic reminder of the vacations that prompted generations to see America while peering out their family’s car windows. Bright period colors and touches of neon will accent the hotel’s retro design.
“Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort will feature 900 suites and 900 standard guest rooms, along with two themed pool areas. Its price point and design will make it very attractive for social groups and rooms-only groups who do not need traditional meeting space,” says Vince LaRuffa, VP, resort sales/marketing for Universal Orlando Resort. Unique gathering spots for group functions are part of the design planning.
The new hotel will allow guests to choose between value pricing or the higher level of benefits and service that come with staying at the other on-site Universal Orlando hotels. Cabana Bay stays include early park admission, proximity to Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios and resort-wide charging privileges – but not offer complimentary Universal Express Unlimited Access.
“Our new hotel will give guests an affordable, incredibly themed on-site hotel experience unlike anything else at our resort,” said Tom Williams, chairman/CEO, Universal Parks & Resorts. “Our new family suites and family-value pricing will give our guests onsite options they’ve never had before.”