The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes has revealed details of its $30 million renovation.
Scheduled for completion this month, the redesign of the property’s 582 guestrooms marries elements inspired by the property’s natural setting with high-tech, modern touches such as more user-friendly outlet placements.
Design details include upholstered wall panels, bedside lights with linen lampshades, globe-shaped cut-glass pendants, custom furniture and wall-to-wall carpeting. The revamped bathrooms feature a double vanity sink, marble flooring and splashguards, large tub with shower, and separate water closet.
In March, the renovation of the pool and cabanas and the luxe Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge will be complete.
The property is part of the 500-acre Grande Lakes Orlando estate, which is also home to a 1,000-room JW Marriott hotel. Guests at both properties can use the estate’s facilities and services, including an 18-hole Greg Norman-designed championship golf course, the 40,000-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Spa, the winding lazy river pool at JW Marriott, the new AquaCourse 360 interactive water feature, and more.
In addition, the two properties offer a choice of twelve food and beverage outlets. These include a new steak and seafood restaurant, Knife & Spoon, led by award-winning chef John Tesar; southern-inspired cuisine at Highball & Harvest; and Mediterranean Italian at PRIMO, which is helmed by multiple James Beard award-winning chef Melissa Kelly, a leader in Orlando’s farm-to-fork movement. The resort sources ingredients from its on-site apiaries and 18,000-square-foot Whisper Creek Farm.
MICE planners benefit from a wide range of meeting space options across 150,000 square feet that connects the two properties plus more than 100,000 square feet of outdoor space.
Also, for groups and guests looking for outdoor activities, Grande Lakes Sports Experiences offers kayaking, eco-tours on Shingle Creek, falconry, mountain biking and fishing school.