By Peizhao Sun & Lisa Bernstein
In the age of rediscovery and redefinition, everything and everyone follows the natural urge of pursuing the new and the modern. The completely new and redesigned Orlando World Center Marriott is the best result of this exciting trend. Being the largest Marriott in the world, the immense resort hotel is a gorgeous sight to behold; and after over two decades of standing in the City Beautiful, the resort went through a multi-million dollar transformation. The AAA Four-Diamond hotel resort now radiates modern energy and elegance, only befitting America’s most visited city itself. Standing on 200 prime Central Florida acreage, the massive resort provides a wide range of activities and high-end amenities to its pristine guests. With all the possibilities and experiences it offers, the Orlando World Center Marriott is deservingly the must winter-getaway spot for all savvy Manhattanites.
Orlando World Center is only an easy 20-minute drive away from the airport, and after a quick transit, the beautiful resort itself greets guests, as well as an attentive and caring staff. The modern hotel features 28 floors with 2,009 effortlessly stylish rooms, 120 of which are newly renovated suites that come in 10 different varieties. These gorgeous rooms fully embrace guests in style and comfort, allowing visitors to truly indulge in and benefit from the new-design. The bright and spacious guest rooms are all furnished in gorgeous colors and unique artworks, as well as all luxurious beddings from Marriott Revive that are both cozy and rejuvenating. Many of the 2,009 rooms are accommodated with beautiful patios and oversized outdoor balconies that offer breath-taking views of the beautiful resort, as well as the scenic surroundings. On the 28th floor of the tower sits the International Suite, which, given the exquisite position, offers a magnificent roof-top terrace that looks out to the Orlando skyline, as well as the gold course nearby.
The excellence and the charm continue from the guest rooms to the restaurants on property. Orlando World Center Marriott features as many as eight different dinning facilities, including the sophisticated Hawk’s Landing Steakhouse and the exquisite Siro. Easily accessed through the hotel lobby, Hawk’s Landing Steakhouse offers its guests the finest cuts of Harris Rance prime dry-aged beef, delectable and fresh local seafood, as well as carefully selected wines from across the globe. Some of the best dishes at the Winner of the Wine Spectator Award restaurant features the already popular char-grilled, USDA prime stakes and made-to-order hash browns that’s prepared with apple wood smoked bacon.
Fine dining experience doesn’t stop at Hawk’s Landing Steakhouse; Siro, an Urban Italian Kitchen, sits closely by the hotel lobby, and offers an incredible menu crafted by Executive Chef Alexia Gawlak. Items on the menu are inspired by local farm ingredients that are fresh and in-season, and boast vibrant flavors. The effort to use these local produce is in coherence with Siro’s philosophy, which is simply – from farm to fork. Other eateries like the Mikado Japanese Steakhouse, or Solaris, all provide excellent cuisine and warm services.
Aside from exceptional restaurants that of the New York standards, Orland World Center Marriott also makes sure that its guests are given plenty of options to temporarily forget their worries and discover a whole new world of luxurious indulgence. Nothing beats the newly renovated Falls Pool Oasis to get a start on the leisure journey at the picturesque resort, as the luxury pool not only offers a seductive sight, but it also features exciting features like water slides and game rooms.
The full-service boutique spa at the hotel resort continues the relaxation journey, and offers services from massages to many other luxury treatments. The spa features a soothing environment as music permeates the air while guests are served herbal teas and fresh fruit.
One of the must-activities on the vast property is without a doubt taking a golf lesson at the Bill Madonna Golf Academy, as Mr. Bill Madonna himself is one of the 15 qualified members of the PGA Master Teaching Faculty who then teaches other golf instructors! After taking a lesson with him, even I, someone has little knowledge of golfing, has gained a new sense of confidence and interest in the sports and had the courage to give a few swings!
Offering luxurious amenities, high-end accommodation and a huge variety of leisure options, the newly-designed and renovated Orlando World Center Marriott is indeed a whole new world waiting to be explored!
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