Universal Parks & Resorts and Loews Hotels & Resorts are developing a new affordable on-site hotel. With 1, 800 on-site suites and standard rooms, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort will be aimed at families wanting an affordable on-site experience.
Tom Williams, Chairman and CEO of Universal Parks & Resorts said, “Our new hotel will give guests an affordable, incredibly themed on-site hotel experience unlike anything else at our resort. Our new family suites and family-value pricing will give our guests on-site options they’ve never had before.”
Theming at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort will evoke memories of American family driving vacations with a hip vintage look that extends to the two themed pool areas.
Aimed at families, the hotel will offer two different accommodation options – 900 family suites sleeping up to six and including a kitchen area, and 900 standard guest rooms.
Work will begin soon on the hotel which is to be situated on a 37-acre site within Universal Orlando Resort and adjacent to Universal’s Islands of Adventure, just off Hollywood Way and Turkey Lake Road.
The Cabana Bay Beach Resort will add a value pricing option to Universal Orlando’s selection of on-site hotels. Families will be able to choose between value pricing or the higher level of benefits and service available at the existing on-site hotels – Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel and Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Benefits to guests of the Cabana Bay Beach Resort will include early park admission, proximity to Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios and resort-wide charging privileges – but will not offer complimentary Universal Express Unlimited Access.
The hotel is scheduled to open in 2014 and will be operated by Loews Hotels & Resorts. Paul Whetsell, Loews Hotels & Resorts president and CEO, said, “The Cabana Bay Beach Resort furthers our goal of operating special and distinct properties in important markets. This is another important step in our plan to expand the Loews system in major markets across the United States.”