ORLANDO WORLD CENTER
By: Marla Horn Lazarus
Pulling up to the property towering above more than 200 prime Central Florida acres, the AAA Four-Diamond Orlando World Center Marriott offers everything you could possibly want and more. Certainly any hotel calling Orlando home should live up to magical expectations and, while still basking in the glow of an extensive multi-million dollar renovation, Orlando World Center Marriott does exactly that; drawing from the context of America’s most visited city itself – an energetic, culturally-diverse destination for all ages – this newly re-imagined resort offers a stunningly stylish, energetic and contemporary vibe. You can seamlessly blend work and play in a multidimensional setting that inspires all.
Offering a world of possibilities under one roof with 28 floors featuring 2,009 unpretentious guestrooms, including 120 newly renovated suites in 10 varieties, you can begin and end every stay in a plush panorama of style and comfort. Fitted with the incredible luxury of Marriott Revive® signature bedding, rich down comforters, custom duvets and cotton-rich linens. Most guestrooms offer spacious patios and oversized outdoor balconies, allowing you to enjoy the spectacular views of the magical world around you.
Enrich your stay with out-of-this-world services and stellar amenities at Orlando World Center Marriott. This fabulous resort located only 1.5 miles from Walt Disney World® allows leisure and business travelers to retreat to an environment ideal for unwinding and being productive. Sparing no expense to both thrill and chill, as you plunge into the Falls Pool Oasis, ranked one of the “world’s coolest hotel pools” by Forbes and one of the Top 10 “world’s coolest hotel slides” by ABC News. Climb to the top of the new 104-step slide tower featuring two 200-ft winding waterslides (make sure to cross your legs and arms) and one 90-ft speed waterslide, among the tallest and fastest resort slides in Florida for an exhilarating ride. Additionally, the lush, new tropical oasis highlights the curvy, 564,000-gallon, palm-lined pool set amongst a backdrop of rock outcroppings with several waterfalls reminiscent of the many springs found in the area.
Hawk’s Landing Golf Club boasts a Robert E. Cupp III designed, 18-hole championship golf course. This par-71 course winds around 200 acres of lushly landscaped grounds and three sides of the resort. Featuring Tifdwarf Bermuda grass greens and water play on 15 holes, the Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary boasts a scenic blend of native wildlife and tropical vegetation. At Bill Madonna Golf Academy, Bill Madonna himself – consistently ranked “Top 100 Teachers in America” by Golf Magazine – guarantees improvement, no matter the skill level, after just one session.
To relax and get pampered, head to the full-service spa, where you’ll instantly be transformed into a state of relaxation as soothing music floats through the air and you sink into a plush robe. From massages – such as the signature, Around the World in Eighty Minutes treatment, allowing you to experience a tour of various relaxation-induced techniques – and chamomile body polishes to enticing aromatherapy journeys, manicure’s, pedicure’s and facials, as well as other skin and body treatments, there’s something for everyone. Additionally, a state-of-the-art, 4,000 sq. ft. fitness center is available 24 hours a day to guests.
Your culinary journey awaits with 10 on-property restaurants, such as Hawk’s Landing Steakhouse. Overlooking the 18th green, this upscale eatery offers the finest cuts of Harris Ranch prime dry-aged beef, fresh local seafood and a top selection of wines from around the world. After a fantastic cooking class in the kitchen with the chef, you can sit down to your own gourmet lunch. Don’t miss Siro: Urban Italian Kitchen, where Chef de Cuisine Kyle Anderson presents a crafted menu featuring dishes inspired by local fare, as well as plates that boast vibrant flavors, utilize local in-season ingredients and maintain Siro’s philosophy: from farm-to-fork. From artisan cured meats and cheeses to small plates and fresh market vegetables, dishes at Siro are served family style on oversized wooden planks. Culinary delights include everything from thin-crust pizzas and house-made pastas to various meats and fish selections. At Mikado Japanese Steakhouse, highly skilled teppan-yaki chefs will enlighten you while preparing meals tableside at this premiere Japanese steakhouse, ideal for small gatherings and group events. Setting the sports bar standard, High Velocity is a family-friendly sports bar, featuring 28 flat-panel HDTV’s and serving an array of beer, along with burgers, chicken wings and other delicious bites. Last but not least, Solaris offers home-style cooking away from home, and features a fabulous daily breakfast buffet with more than 80 items. Looking for something a little more private? How about an intimate dessert party in the pastry department or check out the magnificent suite on the 28th floor with breathtaking views and an incredible dining room as your meal served from the banquet department. With so many choices, you can’t go wrong, as every food outlet is second to none.
For those traveling for business, it is important to note, Orlando World Center Marriott is at the forefront of meetings with more than 450,000 total sq. ft. of flexible state-of-the-art meeting and event space (almost entirely on one level), and the property – which happens to be the largest Marriott property in the world, boasting the nation’s largest pillar-free ballroom – is truly a destination within itself, turning business into its own sort of pleasure. From the unparalleled offerings and incredible renovations to the signature Marriott service and desirable Orlando locale, it’s a meeting planners dream come true.
Be it young or old, the ever-changing seasons are a magical time at the Orlando World Center Marriott, so make it a time to remember. The resort’s new and upcoming transformations further establish this landmark property and bring an unprecedented resort concept to Orlando. With so much to see and experience, this astonishing property is a destination in and of itself.
Orlando World Center Marriott – 8701 world Center Drive – Orlando, Florida 32821 – www.worldcentermarriott.com / 800.380.7931
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