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Three Decades in the Making, 1st Phase of $515M Dr. Phillips Center Complete

Nov 15, 2014  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando, Florida has literally been some three decades in the making—from its conceptual beginning in 1985 to the doors finally opening this month—and it's actually only the first phase of a two-part $515M project. According to Venues Today, the performing arts center includes the "2,731-seat Walt Disney Theater, the 304-capacity Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, the 400-capacity DeVos Family Room that overlooks downtown Orlando, and the Seneff Arts Plaza, an outdoor space that can accommodate nearly 10,000."

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Loews Sapphire Falls Resort to Open at Universal Orlando in 2016

Sep 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Planned to open for the summer 2016 season, the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort will be the fifth on-site resort at the Universal Orlando compound operated by Loews Hotels & Resorts. Slated to be a Caribbean-themed vacation experience, the property will be dressed in lush greenery and will surround a tropical lagoon.

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Four Seasons Service and Disney Fun Combine for Magical Adventures This August

May 29, 2014  |   Contributor: Donald Herrera-Fairbairn

Slated to open August 3, 2014, the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort will be situated in the Disney-planned residential community of Golden Oak. This area offers guests a feeling of secluded restfulness while keeping a close proximity to everything an Orlando vacation offers. 

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First Look: Four Seasons Orlando Walt Disney World® Resort

Jan 9, 2014  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

It seems that a Florida family vacation is in order since the Four Seasons Resort Orlando Walt Disney World® Resort is set to open up later this summer. Close to Orlando’s major amusement parks — Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios® — the brand’s new hotel will be as luxurious as it is family-friendly.

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Norwegian Air Announces New Routes Connecting Scandinavia with Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orlando

Sep 18, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA (the second largest airline in Scandinavia) announced the launch of new routes via their 787 Dreamliner to Los Angeles, Oakland-San Francisco and Orlando beginning in spring 2014.... Read More

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate: A Family Vacation Without the Lines

May 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Traveling to Orlando, Florida on family vacations inevitably means one thing: theme parks, theme parks and, yes, more theme parks. So, it’s often nice to have other options, and Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate offers that in abundance.... Read More

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel: Coastal Italy in Central Florida

May 6, 2013  |   Contributor: Sean Hillen

Sprinkling fountains; statues of muscular, half-clad Roman centurions; an ornate piazza; an open balcony high above from which two opera singers sang a delightful duet—ah, pure Italian passion and romance! Except it’s not Italy.... Read More

Preferred Hotel Group celebrates Pride around the globe

May 4, 2013  |   Contributor: Chad Chisholm

41 properties join the Preferred Pride program across the globe as part of the Preferred Hotel Group. With celebrations from Europe to America to Africa, the celebrations of legalized marriage and civil unions are exciting news for the LGBT commu... Read More

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel's Newly Renovated Guestrooms

Apr 30, 2013  |   Contributor: Carly Zinderman

Ever wonder what it takes to renovate a guestroom at a luxury hotel? A time-lapse camera captured the action on film when the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando underwent a dramatic $14 million transformation to turn the property into a... Read More

Westgate Resorts Thanks U.S. Military Personnel with Free Vacations

Oct 31, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Luxury hotelier Westgate Resorts is extending its gratitude to the men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces by giving away 1,500 three-day, two-night stays at one of its Orlando-area resorts to U.S. military personnel who served in The War on Terror, the Operation Iraqi Freedom, or the Operation Enduring Freedom. This is the second consecutive year that Westgate Resorts has initiatived its special thank you to the troops. A total of 1,000 complimentary vacations will be available at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa, Westgate Vacation Villas, Westgate Towers, and Westgate Town Center.... Read More

Take an International Trip in Gastronomy During Epcot's Annual Food & Wine Festival

Oct 5, 2012  |   Contributor: Sara Cardoza

Indulge in international flavors during the 17th annual Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, taking place September 28-November 12, 2012, sponsored by Chase. Guests can pick up their Marketplace Discovery Passport at the Festival Center and then choose from a variety of activities to enjoy. But don’t forget to make reservations (it’s super easy with online booking) for the festival’s exclusive events. “Party for the Senses” ($60 a ticket), hosted by Vanity Fair, will provide musical performances and incredible Cirque du Soleil acts while visitors sample internationally inspired cuisine. During the Disney “3D Dessert Discoveries”, guests can enjoy sweets and cordials before being ushered to screen the V.I.P viewing of IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth film.... Read More

AMC's "Walking Dead" Gets Amazing Scary Mazes

Sep 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

Universal Orlando and Universal Studios Hollywood are getting impressive real-world scary mazes modeled after scenes from the acclaimed Walking Dead series that aired on AMC. From the looks of it, this might be the scariest themed maz... Read More

Wil Wheaton Added to Roster of Orlando Megacon Celebrities

Sep 25, 2012  |   Contributor: Michael Pearse

Wesley Crusher… I mean Wil Wheaton was announced to be heading to the Orlando Megacon in March of 2013, which for trekkies nationwide is becoming more and more interesting as his seemingly ironic fame has been growing at a regular pace,... Read More

Westgate Resort Among Top 50 Private Companies in Central Florida

Jul 10, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

Westgate Resorts is ranked among "Florida's Top 50 Private Companies," according to Florida Trend's annual TopRank Florida 2012 lists. The Orlando-based resort developer is one of the largest privately held corporations in the Central Florida. Westgate Resorts is the largest privately owned timeshare company in the world. "I'm extremely proud of the entire Westgate family for being recognized as one of the top companies in the state of Florida," commented David A. Siegel, founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts. "This award is a testament to the dedication of the thousands of outstanding team members who work tirelessly to provide exceptional five-star vacations and is confirmation that our business continues to grow and prosper."... Read More

Alaska Airlines Announces Nonstop Flight Option for San Diego Travelers

Jun 13, 2012  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team  |  1 Comment

Travelers rejoice! Alaska Airlines announced that beginning on October 11th a nonstop flight will be available between San Diego and Orlando, Florida. The popular luxury travel destinations had no such option until the recent amendment. Once October rolls around, travelers can fly from San Diego to Orlando... Read More

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