| Aug 11, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Orlando officials have approved plans for a massive hotel and shopping complex that, if built, would become the most prominent development on the north end of International Drive.
The project, expected to cost between $300 million and $400 million,...
| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Orlando's hotel industry has been having a strong year as evidenced by solid occupancy rates and average daily room rates that are generally higher than last year's.
But Visit Orlando, the region's chief tourism-marketing agency, points out that June'...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:30 AM
High-end luxury meets the Florida theme park crowd at a new Four Seasons Resort Orlando that recently opened within the Walt Disney World Resort. The hotel on five acres is set on a lake and has 443 rooms that include 68 suites, one with nine bedrooms....
| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:18 AM
I had the chance to ask Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer about the three new hotels being built or planned in the downtown Orlando area.
This boomlet is significant for downtown, especially if you include a fourth project, the new Aloft Downtown Orlando that...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Cuando se inaugure en el verano de 2016, los huéspedes que visiten el hotel Loews Sapphire Falls Resort en Universal Orlando ingresarán a un colorido escondite caribeño construido alrededor de una laguna tropical y una gran cascada.
El nuevo hotel,...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Her body bobbing in the clear-blue pool water, Hannah Walsh looked like any other young swimmer as she dived for plastic gold coins at the Sheraton Vistana Villages.
Well, except for one detail. The 6-year-old tourist was wearing a shimmery, orange...
| Sep 7, 2014
When I first visited Deep blu Seafood Grille in Orlando in 2012, the chef de cuisine was Cory York, who moved on to open CoV Wayzata in Minnesota.
Six months after opening in 2011, the food had impressive potential but the restaurant at the Wyndham...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 10:43 AM
Orange County's tourist development tax collections in July jumped 6 percent over the previous year, to $16.2 million, Orange County Comptroller Martha Haynie reported last week.
However, Rich Maladecki, president and chief executive officer of the...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 2:01 AM
The Sports Xchange
By Tom LaMarre, The Sports Xchange
Course Source: Eagle Dunes, Kapalua
IN THE PUBLIC EYE: Eagle Dunes Golf Club in Sorrento, Fla.
THE LAYOUT: Located only 23 miles north of Orlando, Eagle Dunes is unlike many courses in Central...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:02 AM
Highball & Harvest restaurant has officially opened at the Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes. With a farm-fresh take on resort dining, the restaurant introduces a modern approach to Southern cuisine. Offering interactive dining -- from table-side...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 11:25 AM
The best way to toast the end of a long, hot summer is with a special family trip during the Labor Day weekend. It’s the perfect time to get serious about back-to-school mode, remember good times past and plan for all the good times yet to come....