July 16, 2019
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.

New extended-stay Marriott hotel underway in revitalized SoDo area near medical center

Get a peek at the newest hotel in Orlando's hot SoDo district and find out how the deal came together.

Magnolia hotel design sails through Orlando ARB courtesy review

Hear what the developer has planned for downtown Orlando's newest lux hotel, and find out when he plans to break ground.

Ohio hotelier planning a new Staybridge Hotel near UCF campus

Toledo-based Key Hotel & Property Management looks to be eyeing a second hotel site near UCF aftering entering the Orlando market in late 2018.

Atlanta resort operator buys Reunion Resort, plans new hotel + wave pool

– Kingwood International Resorts has purchased the AAA Four Diamond-rated Reunion Resort, located on 2,300 lush acres in Central Florida, just minutes from Walt

Georgia hotel firm buys subdivided land near I-Drive, plans new Cambria hotel

Learn more about the latest hotel development near I-Drive and the property investor behind many of the deals bringing new development to the area.

Fort Myers equity firm planning downtown hotel with penthouse condos

Check out the plans for another luxury hotel in downtown Orlando.

Magistrate ruling would allow 10-story hotel across from Universal theme parks

Find out why a judge ruled against Universal, which opposes a 10-story hotel across from its theme parks.

Former Ramada Downtown Orlando hotel sells for $6.6M, closes temporarily

Look at who just invested $6.6 million for the former Ramada Orlando Downtown.

Buyer JV pays $4.9 million for hotel pads at Buena Vista Park

Kissimmee-based Carter Hospitality Group has sold two of its three entitled hotel parcels in Buena Vista Park for a combined $4.9 million and has the third lot

Ohio hotelier pays $3.5M for I-Drive hotel pads next to SeaWorld

Find out what this Ohio hotel company paid for the site of a new extended-stay Hilton on International Drive.