| 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 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 2, 2014
| 12:47 PM
A former Holiday Inn at University of Central Florida has reopened as the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando East UCF.
Alena Hospitality Management acquired the property last year. The company invests in, develops and manages hotel properties. Alena announced...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Horror franchise "Halloween" is being added to the lineup of Universal Studios' "Halloween Horror Nights" with a maze at the company's Orlando theme park.
The attraction is timed with the release of all of the series' 10 films as a box set on Blu-ray...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 10:46 AM
A dispute about how Walt Disney World doles out extra shifts to workers will go to an arbitrator on Friday.
About a year and a half ago, Disney put in place a system that makes it more difficult for some workers to claim unfilled shifts ahead of time....
| Aug 22, 2014
| 9:08 AM
Jesse Martinez came to the Alfond Inn in a rather unique way: through the Air Force.
It took him a while to get from the Air Force to the inn at 300 E. New England Ave., where on Monday, Aug. 18 – the same day that the Alfond celebrated its one-...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Orlando's tourism job market is growing faster than at almost any time in the past 10 years.
The number of leisure and hospitality jobs jumped by 5.5 percent during the past 12 months, according to new state and federal employment data. The area...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Orlando-based Clean the World Management Inc. has become the state’s first “benefit corporation,” a hybrid between a non-profit and for-profit company
Benefit corporations, or ‘B’ corporations, are a recent development in...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Highball & Harvest restaurant is opening at the Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Orlando in early September. The new casual dining concept will feature interactive dining and handcrafted cocktails. The menu will feature seasonal Southern low country fare and...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 10:55 AM
Orlando's theme parks and other developers are making big investments in revamping or building entertainment complexes where tourists dine, shop, dance and see shows at night.
Downtown Disney is undergoing a huge makeover, doubling its number of dining,...