Kissimmee developer Daniel Jorge has filed preliminary plans for an all-suite hotel just south of Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park.
Jorge has requested a pre-application meeting with Osceola County planners to review the concept for the proposed 60-suite hotel on Reedy Creek Boulevard. The submitted plan calls for a 6-story building with an infinity pool and jacuzzi and a community pier extending into the existing stormwater pond.
The ground floor would house the lobby and reception area, a pool bar, a lounge, a fitness center and game room, a business center and back-of-house facilities for the hotel. Floors 2-5 would each have 15 two-bedroom suites measuring about 1,200 square feet. Each would have a living area, full kitchen, laundry, powder room and a den/office.
The top floor would house a rooftop amenity with a gathering space and bar in the center of the building and eight “master suites” measuring 1,616 square feet on each end. These units are designed with a similar two-bedroom, 2.5-bath floorplan but with larger rooms and a 230-square-foot balcony running the length of the suite.
Jorge, a licensed contractor and broker, is the principal of Kissimmee-based The Olive Tree Homebuilder and DGC Development Group.
The 2.14-acre parcel is carved out of a larger 53-acre parcel that is under contract to Miami-based One Real Estate Investment for a development that could include a mix of apartments and rental townhomes.
The parcel was purchased in 2022 by Saab Capital for $2 million from ETNA Holding LLLP, which was affiliated with the developer of the adjacent Magic Village Views Resort. That vacation home resort opened in 2018 and was later branded as a Wyndham Trademark Collection resort. It was developed by Magic Companies, which is currently building its third townhouse-style vacation resort in Kissimmee, which offers three- and four-bedroom units. Magic Companies had intended to build a condo-hotel on the site in question but divested of the property.
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