August 25, 2019
Lennar files master plan for new resort on 77-acre I-Drive site

Lennar is one of the biggest vacation home builders in Osceola County. Now it's looking to bring that model to Orlando's I-Drive tourism corridor.

Owner of a self-storage development site near Ruby Lake wants to build a hotel instead

A site that once garnered the interest of Orlando-based Simply Self Storage is being prepped to accommodate a 162-room hotel.

Las Palmeras by HGVC begins expansion plan for 1,000 timeshares on Universal Boulevard

Coming off the heels of a recently completed amenity expansion, the development team behind the 226-key resort is looking to add three new high-rise towers to its property.

Developer releases more details about mixed-use project at Tupperware SunRail station

Developer says construction will start this year on mixed-use development at Tupperware SunRail station.

Extended stay hotel planned near Sanford International Airport

This is one of five new hotels in the pipeline for Seminole County. Find out when it's scheduled to open.

Trio of developers bidding for hotel sites at Heritage Park and Neocity (updated)

Find out which hotel companies will vie for a chance to build up to four new hotels on Osceola's East 192 corridor.

Tavistock updates master plan for Lake Nona Town Center

Tavistock has started building a 16-story hotel in its Lake Nona Town Center. Find out what else is in store for later this year.

New owner of boutique Eo Inn by Lake Eola says ‘years from now’ it may expand

First the developer intends to renovate the hotel. Later, it hopes to expand and bring a prominent hotel flag.

Osceola reboots plan for new hotels at NeoCity and Heritage Park

It's been three years since Osceola County officials sought bids for hotel developers at Heritage Park and NeoCity. Now they're hoping the timing is right.

Downtown Winter Garden is getting a new boutique hotel, its first in decades

City officials say Winter Garden's downtown region is in vital need for more hotel rooms — its newest being the first of its size in nearly a century.

Orlando hotel sales lag despite record tourism numbers

In the world's most visited city, the economy is booming and tourism numbers are off the charts. So why aren't hotels in Orlando selling?

South Florida investor looking to convert two Kissimmee hotels into workforce housing

Both hotels are in prime locations on Osceola County's W192 tourism corridor, a market desperately in need of affordable housing.

Lakeland developer eyes vacant site near Mall at Millenia for hotel development

The proposed Marriott-branded hotel near the Mall at Millenia would be the fourth new hotel in the Millenia submarket.

IHG affiliate buys portion of Destination Shoppes mixed-use project on Universal Boulevard

IHG just bought the lot where it plans to build a 288-key dual-branded EVEN and Staybridge Suites hotel on Orlando's I-Drive tourism corridor.

Developer eyes site on W192 corridor for new Disney-area hotel

The developers say they want to start construction on a 5-story branded hotel within a year.

Gaylord Palms’ $158M expansion officially underway

This project will be the largest expansion in the 17-year history of Gaylord Palms.

Plans resurface for shelved UNIQ Hotel on I-Drive

The development group behind the tabled UNIQ Hotel project on I-Drive, which received much fanfare back in 2015, is once again seeking approvals to see those plans through.

BTI Partners looks to expand Grove Resort & Spa near Disney parks

BTI Partners is looking to develop a new condo-hotel building as an addition to its Grove Resort & Spa, thus pushing its unit count to 1,038 suites.

Tavistock buys hotel portion of Nona Village mixed-use project, announces flag

Developer and land owner John Reich began seeking entitlements with Tavistock Development Co. last year in order to divide the site into two tracts that can accommodate up to 50,000 square feet of new commercial space and a 248-key hotel.

South Carolina hospitality firm activates plans for more than 750 hotel rooms on I-Drive

South Carolina-based Auro Hotels is subdividing a 7-acre site in the I-Drive tourism corridor into four commercial lots with plans for three new hotels and a parking garage.

Local developers embracing new modular construction technology

A top hotel executive for Universal explains how they were able to build the Endless Summer Resort hotels so quickly.

Canadian developer planning 5-Star, 3,000-key resort near Disney

A Canadian real estate developer has a purchase contract for one of the largest undeveloped tracts on Osceola County’s W192 corridor and plans a 5-star resort worth at least $500 million.

Tavistock adding Marriott flag to Lake Nona market

Get an update on the timeline and brand for the latest Lake Nona hotel.

Owner to demo building next to Dr. Phillips Center for new hotel

Learn more about the owner looking to build a new hotel next to downtown Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center.

Emerson begins planning hotel development within Eagle Creek PD

Plans are in motion for a hotel development within the Eagle Creek PD near the Orange-Osceola county line in southeast Orange County. Learn more here.

Mississippi hotelier making Florida entry with new extended stay asset in Celebration

Get a look at the Art Deco style hotel heading to Disney's Celebration area in 2020. 

ComTerra lands contract for hotel-ready site across from Reunion Village

Learn more about plans for a new hotel along the booming Osceola-Polk County line.

McKibbon Hospitality planning new Hyatt House near Orlando Airport

Learn more about the company that wants to build its third hotel in the Orlando airport submarket.

Disney-area land on International Drive hits the market priced at $87M

Find out what approvals are already in place for the 172+ acres on Orlando's S. I-Drive.

Downtown Hilton dual-branded hotel wins ARB approval after design revisions

Read about the design changes that complement a downtown Orlando historic neighborhood and find out when the hotel is slated to open.