X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

ORLANDO-Wyndham International Inc. is investing $10 million in expanding its meeting space to 72,000 sf and renovating the entire 1,052-room Wyndham Orlando Resort located on 42 acres in the city’s main tourist corridor at 8001 International Dr.

Besides adding 42,000 sf of meeting space to its existing 35,000-sf area, Wyndham is also creating a 24,000-sf site that would accommodate tenting facilities for outdoor special events. Inside the hotel, the new construction will include an 18,500-sf ballroom with a 2,000-guest capacity. Outside, there will be a new grand entrance, resurfaced walkways and redesigned landscaping.

The facelifting program comes as Wyndham prepares to compete in the metro area’s hotly-contested meetings industry. “The expanded meeting space will allow us to accommodate a greater number of groups who often need variety and flexibility for simultaneous or different themed events,” says Tim Corder, sales director at the hotel.

Wyndham’s renovations also dovetail with the opening of two major meeting-oriented hotels this month–the 1,000-room JW Marriott Hotel connected by a 120-foot walkway to a 15-story, 584-room Ritz-Carlton Hotel at 4012 Central Florida Parkway in south Orlando. The $600 million venture, called Grande Lakes Resort, was developed by the Thayer Lodging Group of Annapolis, MD, as GlobeSt.com previously reported.

As owners of the metro area’s 113,000 hotel and motel rooms strive to survive for the second successive summer tourist season, statistics on monthly hotel tax collections are not rosy. Orange County comptroller Martha O. Haynie is awaiting new June numbers, but for May collections totaled $7.27 million, down from $8.85 million in April and also down for the fourth consecutive month, as GlobeSt.com previously reported.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free ALM Digital Reader.

Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Unlimited access to GlobeSt and other free ALM publications
  • Access to 15 years of GlobeSt archives
  • Your choice of GlobeSt digital newsletters and over 70 others from popular sister publications
  • 1 free article* every 30 days across the ALM subscription network
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM events and publications

*May exclude premium content
Already have an account?

Dig Deeper

GlobeSt

Join GlobeSt

Don't miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed commercial real estate decisions. Join GlobeSt.com now!

  • Free unlimited access to GlobeSt.com's trusted and independent team of experts who provide commercial real estate owners, investors, developers, brokers and finance professionals with comprehensive coverage, analysis and best practices necessary to innovate and build business.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and GlobeSt events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join GlobeSt

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.