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World’s largest Marriott hotel in Orlando just finished a multimillion-dollar renovation

by Samantha Davis-Friedman

Over the past year, the Orlando World Center Marriott has renovated guest rooms and suites, updated the lobby bar—including adding a new sushi bar—and redesigned and reconstructed three golf holes to include a new 18th hole with an island green.

Orlando World Center Marriott
Photos courtesy of Orlando World Center Marriott

The property has always been known for its spectacular Falls Pool Oasis swimming pool area with slide towers, cabanas, and day beds for privacy (with premium seating available to rent). At night, the hotel also offers a stunning laser light show over the pool area and fireworks for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and New Year’s Eve. Some guest rooms provide a view of Walt Disney World’s evening fireworks.

fireworks

The extensive multimillion-dollar renovation across the property has taken the Orlando World Center Marriott to a new standard for Orlando resorts.

“There’s been a lot going on at Orlando World Center Marriott,” says general manager Robert Bray. “We have enjoyed welcoming back our loyal guests to see the fresh new look and attracting travelers who seek a modern Orlando vacation destination where they never have to leave the property.”

Orlando World Center Marriott Rooms and Suites

Orlando World Center Marriott guest room

The hotel’s 121 suites were last renovated in 2013 and the 1,889 guest rooms in 2008. The new redesign features an updated muted color palette of blue and grays and warm wood accents, including a new hard surface floor. Most rooms feature a full-size balcony with an option to upgrade to a view of the main pool that features a nightly laser show.

In addition, Hospitality Suites were adapted to become one-bedroom suites with either a king or two queens, two full bathrooms, a dining table, a large balcony, and the option to add additional connecting bedrooms.

Hospitality Suite

Other guest room enhancements include:

  • Conversion of all double/double beds to queen/queen to provide more space for families.
  • A changeover from bathtubs to walk-in showers in 75% of the guest rooms.
  • 55-inch Smart TVs in all rooms
  • Addition of mini-refrigerators to each room

Hawk’s Landing Golf Course

Orlando World Center Marriott, Hawk's Landing Golf Course

Three of the Hawk’s Landing Golf Course’s holes were rebuilt entirely, the culmination of a multi-year improvement plan that included a complete bunker renovation with capillary concrete liners and the conversion of all putting greens to Diamond Zoysiagrass, which receive rave reviews for speed and consistency.

The new signature finishing hole #18, which is now a 204-yard, par-three island green, will challenge players to hit their best shot to finish their day on the course.

The Lobby

lobby lounge

The updated lobby features an open atrium-style space with a contemporary design. The Lobby Bar was also refurbished, and a sushi bar led by veteran chef Ai Kakamura was added as the hotel’s seventh dining option.

The terrace off the lobby provides a beautiful late-afternoon view of the sun setting over the main pool and comfortable seating around two fire pits.

Orlando World Center Marriott, lobby terrace, fire pit

The Orlando World Center Marriott is encouraging travelers to see all of the new enhancements with special offers that include up to 25% savings off standard rates, as well as a new unlimited golf package to celebrate the reopening of the newly redesigned Hawk’s Landing Golf Course.

Click here to view all available offers.

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