Hotels & Hospitality Development News in Central Florida

Shingle Creek Resort expansion plan now in home stretch of approval process

Phase 1 and 2 of expansion for Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, for portions of the property bordering Destination Parkway.

Rosen Hotels & Resorts' planned expansion of its Shingle Creek Resort remains on pace to begin a golf course redesign in June, with its revised Development Plan (DP) for the entire property scheduled for Orange County's Development Review Committee next week, after months of revisions.

As GrowthSpotter first reported on Nov. 10, the Orlando-based hotel company has plans for a 16-story tower dubbed "The Reserve" with 320 timeshare condo units, a spa, a 2,500-square-foot bus shelter, 250,380 square feet of convention space, a 2,250-space parking garage, a 70,000-square-foot operations building, 3,600-square-foot pool bar and grill area, and relocation of multiple golf holes.


The DP has been through four rounds of revision comments from county planners since being submitted in late September.

Showing Phases 3 and 4 of expansion for Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, with the new parking garage expansion and 16-story timeshare tower with amenities, near the property's current entrance off of Universal Boulevard.

New details on the DP offer a breakdown of the Reserve tower's room configuration. The 320 units will be divvied up via two presidential suites (four bedrooms), 20 premier suites (40 bedrooms), 25 executive suites (50 bedrooms), 122 standard king rooms, 104 standard double-door rooms, 31 single double-door rooms and 16 "hospitality" rooms.


As GrowthSpotter detailed on April 6, Phase 1 of the property's expansion will focus on relocating three golf holes and cart paths (19.18 acres) to about two-thirds of a 24.6-acre parcel the company owns directly north of the resort, which fronts Destination Parkway.

The 18-hole, 7,149-yard championship golf course opened in December 2003. Rosen Hotels has an environmental resource permit application for the resort's entire expansion project still under initial review by South Florida Water Management District, after filing on March 29.

Relocating the golf holes would be followed by a full course redesign by Arnold Palmer Design Co. Site work on the course could begin in June if the DP makes it through Orange DRC on April 27, and a site work permit is applied for with the county in May.

Phase 2 of the resort expansion focuses on building the new operations center with entry from Destination Parkway (5.55 acres), and Phase 3 includes the new parking garage (8.45 acres).

Phase 4 would build an extension to the existing convention center, the new 16-story tower, its related pool and bar area and the proposed spa building (26.92 acres).

A timeline for when those phases 2-4 would begin has not been finalized, according to previous comments from a Rosen spokesman.

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