Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Lake Buena Vista/Orlando Completes Multi-Million Dollar Renovation of Rooms and Public Areas
Located in the heart of Orlando’s hottest theme parks, Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Lake Buena Vista/Orlando welcome guests to their multi-million dollar renovated properties
Located within minutes of Disney World® and Orlando’s hottest theme parks, Hilton Garden Inn Lake Buena Vista/Orlando has completed a $3.2 million renovation of its 137-room hotel, located at 11400 Marbella Palm Court. As part of the renovation, updates were made to the lobby, front desk, restaurant, bar, grab-and-go market, meeting space and all guest rooms.
The seven-story, 130-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton Lake Buena Vista/Orlando, located at 11428 Marbella Palm Court, has completed a $3.6 million renovation of the lodge, lobby, front desk, market, guest suites and corridors.
“Being in the heart of Orlando’s popular areas for attractions and activities along with our complete renovation transformation provides leisure and business travelers alike an even better reason to choose Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Lake Buena Vista/Orlando,” said Edward Myers, area director of sales. “With offerings such as spacious suites and convenient and value-added offerings, our team is committed to consistently delivering guests upscale accommodations, excellent service and amenities they have come to expect from us, in a more modern and inviting space than ever before.”
With the renovation, Hilton Garden Inn Lake Buena Vista/Orlando introduces The Shop, a 24/7 grab-and-go retail space that gives guests enhanced menu options including an upscale mix of healthy, indulgent and fresh foods, including fresh plates; locally-sourced food and craft beers; snacks and beverages; local souvenirs; and a specialty self-serve coffee bar. Hilton Garden Inn Lake Buena Vista/Orlando’s over 5,400 square feet of meeting space has undergone an upgrade as well. This, along with the property’s dedicated, experienced personnel and a state-of-the-art Audio-Visual system with 65” interactive Smart TVs and ceiling-recessed projection screens, makes the property a top-tier event space.
As part of the multi-million dollar Homewood Suites by Hilton Lake Buena Vista/Orlando renovation, improvements were made to create a new ambiance in the hotel’s public spaces and suites. The creative team used Hilton’s “Take Flight” design platform to transform the lodge area into a modern, colorful and inviting space, with distinct zones for connecting, dining and lounging. The suites were updated to include new stainless-steel kitchen appliances, comfortable Sealy pillowtop mattresses and backlit vanity mirrors.
“We share in the pride of our Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites Lake Buena Vista/Orlando property and the exceptional renovations done to this location,” said Robert Snyder, President of Tishman Hotel Corporation, the hotel’s owner. “Our newly-renovated property will continue to meet the growing demand for value-driven, trusted accommodations in the Orlando marketplace.”
Hilton Garden Inn Lake Buena Vista/Orlando offers amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, a 24-hour business center, a state-of-the-art fitness center, full cooked-to-order breakfast, craft cocktails* and shareable plates for dinner, fitness center, game room, pool, hot tub and sports court to appeal to those traveling for business or leisure.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Lake Buena Vista/Orlando provides fully-equipped kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas. Guests are also furnished with all the essentials needed for a comfortable and convenient stay including complimentary daily full hot breakfast, an evening social Monday-Thursday, Wi-Fi, grocery shopping service**, and complimentary theme park transportation. Travelers can unwind with an outdoor kitchen and grill area, fitness center, game room, pool, hot tub, and sports court.
Tishman partnered with InterMountain Renovation Consultants (IRC) out of Monroe, Louisiana, to handle design, procurement and management of the general contractor, Frazee, Inc., on this project.
“The significant reinvestment in Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Lake Buena Vista/Orlando highlights our commitment to maintaining a portfolio of high-quality, institutional assets in dynamic markets,” said Mike Wilbert, Tishman Hotel Corporation. “As we expand our select-service platform and further invest in this segment, we look forward to building a portfolio of market-leading assets throughout the US and continue to seek attractive investment opportunities like the Hilton Garden Inn and Homewood Suites by Hilton Lake Buena Vista/Orlando.”
*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.
**Guest pays for groceries. Other restrictions apply.
About StepStone Hospitality
Rhode Island-based StepStone Hospitality specializes in management of boutique, full, and select-service hotels and restaurants, to maximize value to StepStone clients. The company provides a unique combination of strong, hands-on operations, strategic management, and food and beverage expertise, while maintaining a balanced focus between revenue enhancement, margin expansion, and guest satisfaction. Additional information about the StepStone Hospitality portfolio is available at www.stepstonehospitality.com.
About Tishman Hotel Corporation
Tishman is a vertically integrated real estate owner, developer, operator and advisor. With roots dating back to 1898, Tishman is comprised of a diversified staff of experienced real estate, financial and hotel management specialists, and is complemented by a technical staff of architects, engineers and construction management professionals. Over the last 30 years, Tishman has owned and developed roughly 10 million sq. ft. for its own
account and has sourced and structured over $8.0 billion of debt and equity for its projects. Further, Tishman has developed, managed and advised on more than 35 million sq. ft. of all types of real estate — including hospitality, retail, residential and office.
About Homewood Suites by Hilton
Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton’s upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotel brand with 500 locations in the United States, Mexico, and Canada, is an award-winning leader. The first choice for guests seeking comfortable accommodations when traveling for extended or quick overnight stays, Homewood Suites offers inviting, generous suites featuring separate living and sleeping areas, and fully-equipped kitchens with full-size refrigerators. Additional value-driven essentials include complimentary internet, a daily full hot breakfast, and complimentary evening socials every Monday - Thursday. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, free standard WiFi, and digital amenities like digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key (select locations), available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app. Homewood Suites is focused on guest satisfaction and stands behind each stay with its 100% Suite Assurance® guarantee. For more information on the extended-stay advantage, visit www.homewoodsuites.com or newsroom.hilton.com/homewoodsuites, and connect with Homewood Suites on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
About Hilton Garden Inn
The award-winning Hilton Garden Inn brand provides business and leisure guests upscale, affordable accommodations and unexpected amenities for an experience that is ‘Simply on Another Level.’ The Hilton Garden Inn Promise affirms the brand’s goal to make each guest’s stay better and brighter. Guaranteed. Team Members at more than 850 hotels in 48 countries around the world ensure today’s busy travelers have a bright and satisfying experience, starting with the first hello. As a recognized F&B leader, Hilton Garden Inn serves locally-sourced food and beverage at its full-service restaurants and bars, featuring cooked-to-order breakfast, handcrafted cocktails, and on-trend small plates. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits. For more information about Hilton Garden Inn, visit www.hgi.com or newsroom.hilton.com/hgi, and connect on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.