Universal Orlando Property Development

  • Universal plans new 600-room 'Aventura' hotel south of Sapphire Falls

    Universal plans new 600-room 'Aventura' hotel south of Sapphire Falls

    Just a few weeks away from opening its new 1,000-room Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal Orlando has filed plans with the City of Orlando for a separate 600-room hotel on land directly southwest.  Referred to as the "Aventura Hotel at Universal" on an Administrative Master Plan filed with the...

  • Universal draws own subdistrict in I-Drive Code for new park, includes Thomas land

    Universal draws own subdistrict in I-Drive Code for new park, includes Thomas land

    Universal Orlando has mapped out a new eighth subdistrict in the International Drive District Development Code for its property northeast of Universal Boulevard, but has included portions of land still owned by a Stan Thomas affiliate, raising questions of if an agreement will be needed from the...

  • Universal to finish mass grading, water retention work on bulk of new Colony land

    Universal to finish mass grading, water retention work on bulk of new Colony land

    Universal Orlando affiliate SLRC Holdings got the ball rolling last week for future site work on the bulk of land it bought in mid-December near Universal Boulevard and Destination Parkway, applying with the South Florida Water Management District to modify an existing mass grading permit and complete...

  • How Colony Capital and CBRE set land sale history in Orlando's tourism corridor

    How Colony Capital and CBRE set land sale history in Orlando's tourism corridor

    The largest land transaction in the history of Orlando's tourism market was registered in late December when Colony Capital drew $130 million for its 474 acres of property near Universal Boulevard. The roots of that deal date back three and a half years, stretch as far as Los Angeles and New York,...

  • Colony Capital 474-acre package sells to buyer linked to Universal

    Colony Capital 474-acre package sells to buyer linked to Universal

    A buyer for the 474-acre, 19-parcel package owned by Colony Capital near Universal Boulevard was named in a Dec. 17 sale deed. In an example of expert corporate obfuscation the parent company behind the LLC and the sale price remain concealed, but sources re-affirm the buyer is an affiliate of ...

  • Industry players imagine possibilities for Wet 'n Wild property

    Industry players imagine possibilities for Wet 'n Wild property

    Universal Orlando is mum but industry experts have ideas about the best use for the North I-Drive property that will be redeveloped after the water park closes at the end of the year.

  • Central Florida contractors hard at work on Universal hotel, water park

    Central Florida contractors hard at work on Universal hotel, water park

    A number of contractors from throughout Central Florida are contributing to site work and construction at Universal Studios Orlando for the new Sapphire Falls Resort, and the site believed to be set for a new water park named "Volcano Bay."  At the construction site for Universal's Sapphire Falls...

  • Universal Orlando water theme park

    Universal Orlando water theme park

    Universal Orlando’s new water park will be named Volcano Bay, and should open some time in 2017, the company confirmed on May 28. Anticipation has built for details on the park ever since a map of future development for the International Drive corridor was distributed at an event in mid-March which...

  • Universal Sapphire Falls Resort

    Universal Sapphire Falls Resort

    The Sapphire Falls Resort project at Universal Orlando will be a Caribbean-themed full-service hotel with 1,000 rooms and 83 suites, built around a tropical lagoon and waterfall. The hotel will include 131,000 square feet of meeting space and will be Loews Hotels’ fifth resort hotel on Universal...

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