| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Drive along Interstate 4 near Sand Lake Road and you'll see an unfamiliar blue building dominating the skyline near International Drive.
The high-rise bathed in blue is Harris Rosen's 18-year-old convention hotel, the Rosen Centre. It's the first of four...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 8:41 AM
No Casinos, the local anti-gambling advocacy group, plans to premiere an anti-casino "documentary" tonight in Orlando, and Walt Disney World is trying to make sure plenty of political and civic leaders attend.
Lobbyists for the resort have encouraged...
| 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....
| Feb 20, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Your little one just turned 3. Is it time to spring for a vacation to Disney World?
Sure, it's true kids that young probably won't remember the trip. But marketers know that today's parents are all about experiences, and though having their child...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Hotels in Orlando got off to a strong start for 2014 with the highest January occupancy since the late 1990s.
Orlando-area hotels filled 72.7 percent of their rooms during the month, compared with 69.7 percent during the same month a year ago. Hotels...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 7:49 AM
After 22 years, the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority is taking a fresh look at who runs the hotel inside the Orlando International Airport terminal and how the contract is structured.
Airport officials say they want to see if there's a way to create...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 7:33 AM
Spencer Keel and his wife, Aleta, visiting Orlando from Dayton, Ohio, looked through the ledger book on display at the Wells' Built Museum of African-American History & Culture.
They pointed out the names of famous musicians who played at the South...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 2:38 PM
Walt Disney World, one of the largest political donors in Florida, has spent more than $1.7 million so far during this campaign cycle, cutting checks to more than 100 candidates and committees throughout the state.
But one notable candidate hasn't...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Universal Orlando plans to add nearly 3,500 jobs this year as it prepares for an expected surge of business from the opening of Wizarding World of Harry Potter — Diagon Alley, Gov. Rick Scott and resort officials announced Friday.
| Feb 13, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp. is selling a 170-acre golf course that is adjacent to one of its original Orlando time-share resorts on International Drive.
The Orlando-based time-share company said it decided to sell the Grande Pines Golf Club,...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:36 AM
Powered by Harry Potter and Optimus Prime, Universal Orlando and the rest of NBCUniversal’s theme parks threw off more than $1 billion in cash for their owners in 2013, the first time they have ever eclipsed the mark.
Executives at parent...