Hilton’s luxury Orlando resort on track for Q4 completion

Imagery courtesy of Evermore Orlando Resort.
A Hilton Worldwide luxury hotel in Orlando, Florida, USA, is scheduled to open by the end of this year as part of a wider resort adjacent to Walt Disney World.

Conrad Orlando will be within the Evermore Orlando Resort, becoming the latest addition to the hotel group’s high end Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand.

Comprehensive redevelopment

Developed by Dart Interests, the 1,100-acre resort complex is a comprehensive redevelopment of the former Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort.

Evermore will open with nearly 1,500 bedrooms spread among an array of stay experiences. The expansive resort property will feature 69 houses ranging in size from five to 11 bedrooms, 206 four-bedroom flats, and 41 two and four-bedroom villas.

Complete Conrad

Conrad Orlando itself will offer luxury accommodations with 433 rooms, including 51 suites and 10 family suites.

Additional amenities include 40,000 sq ft of indoor meeting space, a tranquil spa with an outdoor water garden, a private pool area with splash pad, private cabanas, fitness centre, arrival/departure lounge and numerous dining options, including a signature rooftop experience.

Tropical beach

Guests staying at Evermore and Conrad Orlando can access an expansive 20-acre tropical beach complex surrounding Evermore Bay, an 8-acre crystalline water amenity by Crystal Lagoons that creates conditions for guests to enjoy the water year-round.

The surrounding beach areas will feature zero entry swim areas, bars, cabanas, private fire-pits and an aquatic adventure area with a waterslide, rope swing and watersports.

Further amenities

Other amenities will include a lively food hall and gourmet market, a casual resort restaurant featuring views overlooking both the golf course and bay and a two-story Boathouse that will serve weddings and private events.

The Scottish Links Course, Jack Nicklaus’ signature 18-hole Grand Cypress golf course will continue to challenge golf enthusiasts along with a newly reconfigured 18-hole Nicklaus Design course that will open with the resort and continue to pay homage to the golf legacy at Grand Cypress.

Events provision

The entire resort complex will offer event professionals over 150,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor areas, with Conrad Orlando offering over 65,000 sq ft of event space, including 19 meeting rooms.

The Boathouse and garden lawn on the bay’s edge will provide a wedding and event locale with a classic Chris-Craft boat for private use. The resort, in partnership with Siemens, also offers 11 custom-branded VersiCharge Ultra DC fast electric vehicle charging stations across the property.

Evolving offerings

Christopher Kelsey, president of Dart Interests, said: “Evermore is Orlando’s only true destination resort worthy of a vacation even without a trip to the theme parks. Within the resort, we have created whole neighbourhoods of resort-owned, purpose-built vacation rental homes in concert with a true luxury hotel to provide high-quality, bespoke experiences for all sizes and types of groups from couples to large conferences, particularly including multi-family and multi-generational vacations.”

Danny Hughes, executive vice president and president, Americas, Hilton, added: “As we prepare to open Conrad Orlando later this year, we are excited to debut the Conrad brand and evolve our offerings in one of the most sought-after destinations. Conrad Orlando’s exceptional service paired with the wide range of amenities at Evermore Orlando Resort will provide our guests with an unforgettable experience.”

Elsewhere in Orlando

There are plenty of other premium hotel additions slated for Florida’s tourist hub, including Accor’s Fairmont Orlando, a luxury resort due to complete in Q1 2025. The seven-storey property will feature 550 guestrooms, including suites, unique villas, and Fairmont Gold rooms. Amenities will include seven distinct food and beverage concepts, a 12,000 sq ft spa and wellness centre; over 44,000 sq ft of meetings and events space; three swimming pools; children and young adult centres; a library and business centre; as well as ample retail space.

Plus Nobu Orlando will bring 300 keys online in 2025. The luxury  resort will feature accommodations including villas and residences, a Nobu restaurant, and meeting and event space.