ORLANDO, Fla. — The AAA Four-Diamond Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate has joined Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI), it was announced last month.
The 769-room resort is now served by the ALHI global sales organization to the North American Meetings & Incentives (M&I) marketplace, according to ALHI CEO David Gabri.
Offering 36 holes of Greg Norman-designed championship golf, Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate also features 15 acres of pools and recreation, including a lazy river; 10,000-square-foot Mokara Spa; David Leadbetter Golf Academy; full-service fitness centre; nine-hole golf course; sports training complex; tennis; and seven restaurants and lounges.
Highlighting the resort’s 128,000-square-feet of meeting and banquet space are three ballrooms: the 28,800-square-foot Osceola, 25,000-square-foot National, and 20,000-square-foot International. The resort features 48 meeting rooms and 70,000 square feet of outdoor event space, a 24-hour self-automated business centre, and complimentary wireless Internet in guestrooms and lobby.
Moreover, in 2017 the resort is undergoing a $40 million expansion, which will include 93 new guestrooms, new meeting and event space, another restaurant, and a resort wave pool. The property is 25 minutes from Orlando International Airport and six miles from the Walt Disney World Resort.
In addition to joining ALHI’s portfolio of AAA Four- and Five-Diamond-quality M&I-focused hotels and resorts, Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate also becomes the newest option in ALHI’s Big Box luxury brand segment. With this latest addition, ALHI’s Big Box collection now features 26 supersized hotels and resorts, which each feature a minimum of 500 guestrooms and/or suites, at least 50,000 square feet of meeting space, and one or more ballrooms of 20,000 square feet or more.
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate becomes ALHI’s 24th luxury hotel/resort in Florida, joining such other Central Florida members as 1,000-room Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, offering 132,000 square feet of meeting space; the new (and connected to Loews Royal Pacific Resort) Caribbean-themed Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando, featuring 1,000 guestrooms and 114,000 square feet of meeting space, offering a combined 2,000 rooms and 246,000 square feet of meeting space; plus, the 750-room Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, designed in the style of a Mediterranean seaside resort.