| 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 6, 2014
| 2:57 PM
The girl met the trio at an Orlando hotel.
She was 16 at the time, a wanted runaway.
On that Nov. 8, the visitors from California offered her an opportunity at a new life.
But in exchange, she would have to join their team as a full-time prostitute....
| 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...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 9:57 AM
Hotels in Central Florida posted more good numbers in July as tourism continued its rebound.
Both hotel occupancy rates and average daily room rates rose compared with the same time last year, according to STR, a travel research firm.
| Aug 17, 2014
| 10:12 AM
The developer of a futuristic mall, hotel and entertainment complex proposed for north International Drive has promised a project that will look unlike anything else in Orlando – a "22nd Century" design.
But until recently, parts of it looked an...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:47 AM
Orlando chefs Norman Van Aken and Geoffrey Gable will participate in The Trotter Project this weekend. The initiative encourages chefs and diners to commemorate the anniversary of the opening of Charlie Trotter's restaurant in Chicago and the ideals of...