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Universal Orlando opens their newest hotel, Cabana Bay Beach Resort

by Banks Lee

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, the latest place to stay at Universal Orlando, officially welcomed its first guests on March 31, 2014.

This brand-new value and moderately-priced property is the fourth on-site hotel at Universal Orlando  and evokes the classic, retro-feel of iconic beach resorts from the 1950s and ’60s.

The new hotel is a destination within itself, featuring bold colors, retro-inspired architecture and sweeping vistas that transport guests back to a time of relaxation and endless family fun.

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort Lobby

Cabana Bay guests can experience many amenities throughout the hotel, including:
• Bowling a strike at the 10-lane Galaxy Bowl ($15 per person for 1 hour of time for 1-3 people)
• Channeling the godfather of fitness at the Jack LaLanne Physical Fitness Studio
• Racing down the iconic dive tower waterslide and splashing into a 10,000 square foot zero-entry pool in the Cabana Courtyard
• Enjoying a retro-themed specialty cocktail from Swizzle Lounge or Atomic Tonic
• Finding something delicious for the entire family at Bayliner Diner, a food court with something for everyone to enjoy including a salad bar, burgers, sandwiches, pizza, pasta and grab-and- go items

This summer, guests will be able to enjoy even more incredible amenities, including a second 8,000-square-foot zero entry pool, Universal Orlando’s first lazy river at an on-site hotel, The Hideaway Bar & Grill and additional moderately-priced family suites and value-priced standard guest rooms. When complete, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort will feature a total of 1,800 rooms – 900 family suites and 900 standard guest rooms.

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort Family Suite

Guests can stay in a family suite, which sleeps up to six people and includes a fold-out foam bed, kitchenette, a sliding partition for privacy, two flat-screen TVs and a bathroom with preparation spaces for three people at once. Cabana Bay guests also get some exclusive benefits only available to on-site hotel guests at Universal Orlando, including early park admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter one hour before the theme park opens.

Rates for the family suites begin at $174 per-night, and can run as low as $134 per-night depending on the length of stay. Rates for the standard guest rooms, which will be available this summer, begin at $119 per night, and can run as low as $93 per-night depending on the length of stay.

“We’ve sought to create a special place where families can spend time together and create long-lasting memories outside of the theme parks,” said Russ Dagon, vice president and executive project director for Universal Creative. “From the moment they step inside, families will be transported back to a different, more relaxing time.”

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort Courtyard Pool

“We are thrilled to finally welcome guests into Cabana Bay Beach Resort,” said Adnan Bizri, managing director, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. “This is the perfect addition to Universal Orlando’s already stellar line-up of properties, allowing families to continue a wonderful vacation well beyond the theme parks.”

To learn more or to make a reservation, call 1-888-273-1311 or visit UniversalOrlando.com. Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort is co-owned and managed by Loews Hotels & Resorts.

Here’s our video walkthrough of the resort, plus a look inside one of the suites. For our full report from the resort, watch the April 3, 2014 episode of “Orlando Attractions Magazine – The Show“.

Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort walkthrough and family suite tour

 

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1 comment

Carrie April 4, 2014 - 12:00 am

Wow! It looks like a classy version of Art of Animation. I think Mid-Century Modern was an inspired choice for a value-priced resort because it can be replicated cheaply and still look great.

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