Orlando’s latest hotel openings and renovations are sure to exceed your group’s expectations in 2021 and beyond, including the brand-new JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa (pictured).
Updated April 6, 2021
It can be difficult to keep up with all the benefits of meeting in Orlando — especially when it comes to our meeting and convention hotels, which continually offer more for event planners and attendees. To help you stay up to date on all the exciting developments, here’s a look at Orlando’s newest meeting hotels, plus seven hotel renovations and meeting-space expansions that are sure to impress your group.
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New Meeting Hotels & Resorts in Orlando
JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa
JW Marriott has expanded its Orlando presence with our newest luxury property: JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa near Walt Disney World® Resort, which joins JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes close to the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). No matter the size of your group, this new option is sure to exceed your meeting needs and desires.
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Focused on bringing a contemporary luxury feel to Central Florida, JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek features extensive meeting and event space, plus ample amenities. Spread out with more than 50,000 square feet of space, including a 22,000-square-foot ballroom and other rooms for groups that range from large to mid-sized gatherings.
For attendees who want to extend their stay, our newest JW Marriott has 516 guestrooms and 81 suites, including two presidential suites, plus the sort of luxurious amenities that travelers have come to expect from the JW Marriott brand. It also boasts eateries ranging from casual, marketplace-style fare to more luxury-focused signature restaurants, as well as a rooftop bar and open-air terrace with exceptional views of Walt Disney World’s nightly fireworks (when available), making it perfect for VIP experiences.
Tru by Hilton Orlando Convention Center
New in the heart of our convention district, Tru Hotel by Hilton Orlando Convention Center focuses on smaller meeting groups, offering convention blocks of up to 200 rooms on peak nights and an additional 59 guestrooms. More importantly, it features the amenities and experiences that matter most to your attendees.
The new hotel design includes vibrant and modern public areas highlighted by chic furniture and custom wall murals. Tru also has a lobby bar that is perfect for relaxing after a long day at the Orange County Convention Center. Another of the hotel’s top selling points is the in-house breakfast bar, TOP IT, which includes up to 35 customizable dining options.
You’ll find no shortage of amenities, either, with Tru offering guests complimentary Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool and free parking. It also offers ease of access with a walkway from the rear of the building leading to the OCCC’s West Concourse.
Expansions and Renovations at Orlando Meeting Hotels & Resorts
The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve at Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
In 2021, an elegant new hotel — The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve — will be added to the iconic Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort complex. Operated by Marriott International, and originally promoted as The Cove, the upscale addition will have 349 available guestrooms, including 149 meeting suites. It will also offer an array of convenient amenities to guests.
The newest addition to this popular Orlando resort will feature 15,853 square feet of meeting space and an elevated pool deck with 13,835 square feet of outdoor event space. When finished, The Reserve will bring the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort complex to over 2,600 rooms and 350,000 square feet of meeting space, making the three-tower property the third largest hotel in the Walt Disney World area.
The expansion will also offer two brand-new ballrooms, 12 meeting and breakaway rooms, and a unique rooftop space that offers spectacular views of Walt Disney World — including the nighttime fireworks that are sure to impress attendees. Exclusive Walt Disney World benefits will be available to guests, too.
Caribe Royale Orlando
Minutes from Walt Disney World Resort, Caribe Royale Orlando is fresh off a complete, $125M renovation, including a stunning new grand ballroom with 50,000 square feet. As a result, the property now boasts 220,000 square feet of total meeting space.
Furthermore, the all-suite convention hotel refreshed all of its one-bedroom suites in a classic Floridian style inspired by the Captiva Island-based works of American painter and graphic artist Robert Rauschenberg. It also gained an inviting new lobby with an expansive skylight, which floods the area with natural light.
The TripAdvisor award-winning hotel has a reputation for treating business and leisure guests to exceptional levels of comfort and hospitality. Accordingly, Caribe Royale’s experts will be happy to design an experience tailored to your group’s specific needs.
Rosen Centre Hotel
Directly connected to the Orange County Convention Center via a convenient skybridge, Rosen Centre Hotel offers more than 150,000 square feet of beautifully renovated meeting and event space. The property’s ultramodern guestrooms and deluxe suites have also received recent refreshes, as has its VIP lounge. And it recently joined Rosen Shingle Creek and Rosen Plaza in achieving Star accreditation from the Global BioRisk Advisory Council — the gold standard of safe facilities!
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Your attendees can also enjoy nine inventive dining options, including the new Harry’s Poolside Bar & Grill. Other amenities include RFID locks, complimentary Wi-Fi and no resort fee.
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Adjacent to its namesake theme park and minutes from the Orange County Convention Center, Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld has added the new Peninsula Ballroom and breakout space, bringing the property’s total event space to 215,000 square feet. It also gained a fresh, modern, 65,000-square-foot atrium lobby with porcelain tile, new paint and reimagined planters with colorful, native Florida plants.
Another great reason to meet at this Marriott International property is the R Kitchen — an interactive, open kitchen available for group functions, intimate dinners, cooking classes, demonstrations and more. The space can accommodate groups up to 50 guests inside, with an option to expand to 200 for reception events
As part of a recent transformation of the property’s main entrance, the reimagined lobby at Hilton Orlando is flooded with natural light and unobstructed views of the resort pool, making one of the destination’s best meeting hotels more gorgeous than ever. Other updates include bringing onsite food and beverage venues forward into the public space, refreshed ambience courtesy of new foliage, captivating modern art throughout the premises, and more.
Hilton Orlando features 249,000 square feet of event space that encompasses picturesque outdoor venues and large, modern rooms with floor to ceiling windows and natural lighting. It’s also connected to the south side of the Orange County Convention Center by a covered walkway, adding more convenience for your group.
Orlando World Center Marriott
As part of an ongoing renovation scheduled to be complete in 2022, Orlando World Center Marriott has fully renovated 1,500 of its 2,010 guestrooms and suites, with the remaining to be completed by the end of 2021. The expansion will also add 24 additional breakout rooms of 1,200 square feet each, with completion scheduled for June 2022.
Once these upgrades are complete, this upscale property near Walt Disney World will boast more than 450,000 square feet of flexible event space, including indoor and outdoor options. Orlando World Center Marriott has also added unique experiences and venues, such as a nightly poolside Laser Light Show that can be customized for group events.
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
Operated by Marriott International, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes has added a delicious new enticement for your attendees: Knife & Spoon, the latest culinary endeavor from James Beard “Best of Southwest Chef” semifinalist and TV personality John Tesar. The upscale restaurant also brings 8,000 square feet of event space to the table, with 235 indoor seats and an outdoor terrace.
In total, you can look forward to 49,000 square feet of newly renovated, flexible meeting space that can accommodate as many as 1,750 guests, plus an additional 64,000 square feet of outdoor function space that takes advantage of Central Florida’s natural beauty.