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May. 31, 2013

Upcoming Reopening Brings New Name for Wyndham Orlando Resort

By Georgiana Mihaila, Associate Editor

wyndham resort orlando international driveThe iconic Wyndham Orlando Resort, currently undergoing a multi-million dollar “re-imagination,” will open in October 2013 under a new name. Owner Wyndham Hotels and Resorts LLC has decided to officially change the hotel’s name to Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive—meant to mark a new era in its 40-year history.

In addition to the new name, the hotel will unveil a revamped look for all 613 guestrooms and suites, adorned with modern, “resort-chic” décor that will combine hues of poppy red with elegant, sleek furnishings. The revitalization also includes an enhanced guest arrival experience with a meandering path leading to a grand porte-cochere and expansive, newly constructed lobby with views of a sweeping Grand Lawn, complete with vast manicured greens.

60,000 square feet of meeting space will also be added, while the renovated indoor function space—now unified into one building for increased ease and convenience—will allow meeting attendees to stay connected with the addition of an ultra-contemporary technology lounge.

The 613-room Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive will be positioned as the epicenter of excitement with the addition of surrounding I-Shops, bringing hosts of new dining and shopping options, as well as development of I-Drive Live, including the Orlando Eye (inspired by London Eye Ferris wheel), Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, and SEA LIFE Aquarium planned for one block away.

The Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive is also located just minutes from the Orange County Convention Center and about 13 miles from the Orlando International Airport.

Room amenities include an MP3 docking station, 100 percent cotton BeWell Bedding, feather pillows, shower massage, cable TV and on-demand movies, to name a few. A state-of-the-art fitness center, business center, game room, outdoor pools and whirlpools are all found onsite.

Image courtesy of Wyndham Hotels and Resorts