| Mar 16, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando have already raised ticket prices this year, but SeaWorld Orlando might wait a couple of months before matching them.
During a conference call last week to discuss SeaWorld Entertainment Inc.'s fourth-quarter...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:14 AM
Meet the members of the Orlando Sentinel Culinary Hall of Fame. Our definition of a culinary professional is broad because the food and beverage industry requires a variety of skills and interests. In addition to chefs, the achievements are reflected in...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:40 AM
Chris Christini, Christini's Orlando: Hidden in a sea of neon and traffic, Christini's is among the elders of Restaurant Row and still among the top tier of go-to restaurants for special occasions.
Yoshie Cabral, retired sushi chef at Disney's...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:27 PM
The Grande Lakes Orlando resort is launching multi-phase renovations at both The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott that will include the debut of two new restaurants: Highball & Harvest at The Ritz in July and Whisper Creek Kitchen at JW Marriott in the fall....
| Jan 24, 2014
| 1:28 PM
It's Oscars time for the hospitality industry and another Orlando resort has made a sweet comeback this awards season.
The Villas of Grand Cypress was named a four-star hotel by Forbes Travel Guide, whose inspectors dole out the coveted four- and five-...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 12:22 PM
June 13 and 14 Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek will host its fourth Cupcake Lovers celebration. The weekend, which is part of the resort's SummerBlast! promotion, will feature themed activities and events.
Here are highlights:
The BIG Cupcake Reveal...
| May 14, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Like a magician who pulls out one bunny after another from his top hat to amaze his audience, Central Florida rolls out new attractions and novel resorts for visitors each spring and summer. Here are 10 new things -- in no particular order -- you may wish...
| Jan 31, 2014
Today we reveal the winners of the Orlando Sentinel's 16th annual Foodie Awards, our readers' favorite places to eat and drink in 2013. I have noted my picks, too, but the main focus is your take on Central Florida's dining scene.
I have covered food at...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:58 PM
How does "mid-June" sound to you as an opening date for the Wizarding World of Harry Potter -- Diagon Alley at Universal Studios?
That's the time period that Loews Hotel Chairman Jonathan Tisch dropped casually in an interview Thursday on "Opening...
| Apr 25, 2014
More than 75 million diners will be making reservations for Mother's Day dinner, according to the National Restaurant Association. Central Florida has many options for celebrating on May 11 with family and friends. Here is just a sampling of local...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 11:50 AM
Florida possesses an embarrassment of riches in luxury accommodations at resorts and hotels, a huge draw for almost everyone vacationing in the state, whether residents or out-of-staters. But the state also has a wealth of more primitive accommodations:...