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Caribe Royale Orlando announces $125 million renovation

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

Located in the heart of the nation’s number one convention and tourist destination – and just minutes from Walt Disney World ResortCaribe Royale Orlando has already begun a phased renovation project that will include a redesign of all 1,215 one-bedroom suites, the addition of a grand ballroom, and a new lobby featuring a dramatic new arrival experience.

Caribe Royale Orlando, all-suite hotel
Images courtesy of Caribe Royale Orlando

The suites at the TripAdvisor award-winning upscale hotel will be completely redesigned in a classic Floridian style inspired by the Captiva Island-based works of American painter and graphic artist Robert Rauschenberg. Every suite will have new hard and soft goods, from floors to bathrooms to window treatments to light fixtures, plus enhancements to in-room amenities, like 55-inch flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, coffee makers, and additional electrical outlets. The project will focus on only one of the resort’s three towers at a time to eliminate disruptions for guests, with the first tower of newly renovated suites expected to open in Spring 2021.

The all-new 50,000-square-foot grand ballroom will increase Caribe Royale’s total meeting space to 220,000 square feet, expanding the resort’s offerings for meeting planners and event specialists.

“Being a privately-owned resort translates into more flexibility for meeting planners to create stand-out events,” says Scott Flexman, Caribe Royale’s director of sales and marketing. “When people host an event or meeting with us, they get an experience designed just for them and comfort in knowing that everything they need is taken care of.”

Caribe Royale Orlando, ballroom

As the area’s largest all-suite convention hotel, Caribe Royale considers the $125 million large-scale renovation to be an investment in its mission to make sure every guest gets the “Royale treatment.” According to managing director Amaury Piedra, that means “treating business and leisure guests to exceptional levels of comfort and hospitality though a spirit of extraordinary generosity that brings a smile to their face during their stay and long after they leave.”

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2 comments

Anthony August 30, 2020 - 1:10 pm

How awesome the owners justify doing such a huge renovation with the severe impact our industry has seen from the Pandemic. It does seem like a good time for owners to invest in renovations especially with low occupancy, that tells you that they believe the industry will be recovering and bouncing back in the near future OR, that they have some serious capital/cash on the books.

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Samantha Davis-Friedman August 30, 2020 - 2:11 pm

I’ve talked to GMs from hotels throughout the U.S. who told me they already planned to do renovations this year but took advantage of closures and/or low occupancy to either accelerate or enlarge the projects.

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