| 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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Looking for other ways to simultaneously appreciate wine and art? Here are a few more picturesque night-life options.
Grand Bohemian Hotel, 325 S. Orange Ave., Orlando
Downtown Orlando's most posh hotel bar isn't technically a...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Documents filed last week with Orange County indicate that construction could be imminent on a fifth Universal Orlando hotel.
A "notice of commencement" was filed with the Orange County comptroller's office for excavation work in the same area where,...
| 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....