| 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....
| 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...
| Jun 18, 2014
Muggles: Have you booked your tickets for Florida yet? In its second phase, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the […]...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 12:06 PM
Free small coffee at McDonald's
From Sept. 16 to Sept. 29, guests can enjoy a free small hot or iced McCafé coffee during breakfast hours at any of the McDonald’s restaurants across Central Florida.
| Sep 13, 2014
| 11:16 AM
As Universal Orlando builds more lodging for its visitors, the competition could pressure nearby hotels to fight back with room renovations or new amenities, tourism experts said.
Universal last week unveiled plans for the 1,000-room, Caribbean-themed...