Monday, March 13, 2017

New resort opens on western edge of Disney World

A new Orlando resort has opened on the western border of Disney World.

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The 106-acre Grove Resort & Spa Orlando opened its first phase on March 10, 2017 with 184 of the 878 expected suites. The remaining rooms, which span up to nearly 1,600 square feet, will roll out in stages.

The resort, which is three miles from Disney World's Western Way entrance, opened with three swimming pools, a spa, fitness center, two bars and lounges, a large-scale grab-and-go, a lakefront pier with watersports, and a children's game room,

"This previously under developed area is blossoming into what will be a new district of entertainment, accommodations, and recreation for the nearly 70 million people who visit Orlando annually. It's an exciting moment for us to be the first destination resort to usher in that new era," Bill Lee, The Grove's general manager, said in a newsroom.

The resorts 221-seat, indoor/outdoor restaurant, Valencia, will arrive in late spring. In fall 2017, the Surfari Water Park will open with a 725 foot of lazy river.

The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando is owned by a joint venture between certain affiliates of Westport Capital Partners and BTI Partners, with BTI Partners as the development partner.
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