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JW Marriott Orlando celebrates remodel 

by Attractions Magazine Staff

Orlando vacationers looking for new accommodations will find them at JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes. The property just remodeled its water park, dining experiences, lobby, and guest rooms with elaborate upgrades. JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes sits adjacent to the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes as part of the larger Grande Lakes Orlando Resort.

Executive family suite
Executive family suites.

By Blake Taylor

As part of the expansion, the Grande Lakes Water park will be divided into six separate zones, making it easy for guests to enjoy whichever type of water activity they seek, whether that be playtime with the family or a stress-free moment to unwind. Among the park’s features are a lazy river, three water slides at the Headwaters Slide Tower, and Oasis restaurant and firepit lounge. The park will also offer private cabanas as part of the renovation. Guests can explore the reimagined Grande Lakes Waterpark beginning Nov. 20.

Knife Burger
Knife Burger from Chef John Tesar.

For a poolside meal, guests can enjoy Knife Burger from Chef John Tesar, who previously helmed Knife & Spoon at the neighboring Ritz-Carlton. At Knife Burger, Tesar sets out to craft “the best tasting patty in town,” which water park guests can dine on without having to exit the pool area. Another new dining option, EvrBar, is open on the lobby level of the JW Marriott all night long, with tempting cocktails, craft beer, and appetizers.

As for the accommodations themselves, all 1,010 rooms are now renovated to provide a modern escape inspired by the hotel’s natural surroundings.

Seven new executive family suites boast two- and three-bedroom options for larger parties, which come equipped with toys, games, and books to enjoy. Guests in these suites experience a VIP pre-arrival featuring a custom itinerary, as well as a special in-room treat every night of their stay.

EvrBar Terrace
EvrBar Terrace.

Future vacationers traveling to JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes over Nov. 20-30 and Dec. 20-26 can use code D3Q for 20% off their room, as well as self-parking and a nightly resort credit of $50. As an alternative, the same code can be applied Dec. 20-26 for guests at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, replacing self-parking with valet parking.

“We are very excited about the completion of the repositioning of JW Marriott Orlando,” said Greg Dickhens, a managing partner of one of the resort’s owners, Trinity Real Estate Investments LLC. “The well-appointed guest rooms, reimagined food and beverage offerings, and the spectacular new water park and poolside amenities make the JW Marriott Orlando one of the best resorts in the United States. Along with the completed renovations of the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, the Grande Lakes Resort is a premier destination in Orlando of which we are extremely proud.

The neighboring Ritz-Carlton unveiled their multi-million dollar remodel earlier this year. To book your stay, visit grandelakes.com.

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