Universal Orlando is in the middle of quite a few construction projects, with Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon set to debut sometime next year at Universal Studios Florida, and Fast and Furious: Supercharged scheduled to open the year after. And of course that’s not even mentioning Volcano Bay, Universal’s not-a-water-park water park, which will welcome its first guests next summer.
However, beyond these confirmed projects, Universal also has a number of unannounced projects in the pipeline as well, including a third (actual) theme park, which we know they are currently working on developing. And yesterday, Universal confirmed yet another unannounced project...
Introducing Universal’s Adventura Hotel
In the summer of 2018, Universal’s Aventura Hotel will become the sixth on-property hotel at Universal Orlando Resort, and the second value priced option at the resort, after the Cabana Bay Beach Resort. This massive 16-story tower will be sandwiched in between the Loews Sapphire Falls resort and the Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and will offer easy access to both Universal’s two main theme parks as well as Volcano Bay (which will be only steps away).
Inside this hotel, guests will find an open, loft-inspired lobby with 18-foot windows and an amazing view of the resort’s pool. Guest rooms will feature floor-to-ceiling windows and contemporary design. In addition to its modern look, this new tower-style hotel will also have a rooftop bar serving craft cocktails and small plates while providing guests with amazing views of the resort, including the ability to glance at the top of Krakatau, the 200-foot-tall centerpiece of Universal’s Volcano Bay.
As is the case with other Universal Orlando Hotels, guests staying at Universal’s Aventura Hotel will receive Early Park Admission to Universal’s theme parks. However, as it will be a value resort, guests will not be able to enjoy the free Express Pass feature that guests at the resort's Premier and Preferred hotels enjoy.
So what does this new hotel have to do with Universal’s next theme park?
If you’ve been keeping track, then you probably already know that in the past five years, Universal has gone from having three on-property accommodation options to six (with the addition of this newest property), effectively doubling the amount of rooms for guests. And, perhaps unsurprisingly, there are plans to build even more hotel properties once the land where Wet ‘n Wild stands is cleared sometime next year.
Now while Universal Orlando Resort’s two current theme parks (and upcoming water park) are certainly huge tourist destinations by themselves, half a dozen on-property hotels (and possibly more coming soon) seems a little excessive, even for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Universal's owner, Comcast, though, is certainly confident of filling them. And putting this much capacity in place will mean that when that third theme park project does finally get off the ground, they are ready with plenty of hotel rooms for the surge of guests that will likely be interested in the new park.
Are you excited for this latest hotel project?