The stately Ritz-Carlton Orlando (Fla.) rests on a 500-acre oasis embedded with lush tropical gardens and Shingle Creek, the headwaters to the Florida Everglades. The resort is two miles from SeaWorld, within four miles of the Orange County Convention Center and seven miles from Universal Orlando and Mall at Millennia. Complimentary scheduled transportation is offered to the local theme parks including the Walt Disney World® Resort. Orlando International Airport are 10 miles away.
Beveled ceilings, thriving plants, large easy chairs and regal columns greet guests as they enter the hotel lobby. Guests are treated to a Greg Norman-designed 18- hole championship golf course, three lighted tennis courts, a fitness center, jogging trails and a life-size chess board. Large fish fountains send a steady stream of water into the outdoor heated pool, which is accented by blue-and-white striped lounge chairs. Guests can relax in the spa tub or float along the Lazy River. The 40,000-square-foot spa features signature citrus treatments, including the Tuscan Citrus Cure. Vitale, the spa café, features smoothies and mouthwatering salads. Additional dining options include Norman's, which serves New World cuisine, a steakhouse, golf clubhouse restaurant and poolside bar. Valet parking is available.
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando offers more than 147,000 square feet of meeting space, including three ballrooms and outdoor function space. For younger guests, the Ritz Kids program features activities including dive-in movie pool parties. This hotel welcomes small pets.
Luxurious 582 guestrooms offer bathrooms with double sinks and marble flooring, hand-painted Italian furnishings, private balconies and Bvlgari bathroom amenities. Daily housekeeping, 24-hour room service and evening turndown service are available. In-room safes (accommodates laptop), terrycloth bathrobes and slippers, flat-screen televisions, and computer and fax connections are featured. Wireless and wired Internet access is available (surcharge). Blond furnishings and understated décor create a sophisticated, soothing atmosphere.