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.
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.
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.