InterContinental Palazzo Del Lago, Orlando

The interiors are a result of the collaboration between Adache and Duncan & Miller

. October 14, 2008

ORLANDO, FL, August 29, 2006. Two esteemed design firms have come together to style the common areas and units of the InterContinental Resort & Residences Orlando and the residential resort condominiums at Palazzo del Lago. The award-winning Adache Group, is serving as project architect, and the renowned Duncan & Miller will impart elegant, Italian-inspired design into the 1,260 InterContinental hotel and hotel-condominium units and 994 resort residences as well as the public spaces that make up the $800 million destination resort. Palazzo del Lago is slated for the edge of Lake Bryan on International Drive; construction of Phase I will begin by the end of this year.

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida-based Adache Group has designed over 150 hotels and resorts and over 30,000 condominium units. As a leading, full-service architecture, design and planning firm, Adache's presence is far reaching with clients on five continents and a stellar reputation earned over three decades.

Duncan & Miller of Dallas, Texas has consistently been ranked as one of Interior Design Magazine's "Top 50 Hospitality Giants." A multidisciplinary firm with an office in Shanghai, China, Duncan & Miller has a growing list of high-profile projects that includes major hotel developments, several condominiums and restaurants around the country.

"The depth and breadth of talent and experience that Duncan & Miller and Adache bring are perfect for a project of this caliber, especially because Palazzo del Lago is such a departure from the contemporary developments you find in the Orlando area," explained Jerrold Krystoff, principal and CEO, of Hospitality Development Group. "Their historical preservation experience in particular is well suited for our Italian Renaissance theme as they understand the detail that goes into recreating the rich, grand style of the period and will give Palazzo del Lago an authentic feel."

The firms are leveraging the name Palazzo del Lago - Italian for "Palace on the Lake" - to style the resort with oriental rugs over marble floors, arched walls, and high domed ceilings with over-scaled hanging chandeliers. All of the public areas and guestrooms will be tastefully decorated and detailed with traditional furnishings, artwork, and window treatments. Suites and villas have private balconies with serene views.

Being developed by Hospitality Development Group (HDG), The InterContinental Resort & Residences Orlando at Palazzo del Lago is located two minutes from Walt Disney World(R) and minutes from the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC). It is the first official hotel of the OCCC and will be the largest InterContinental worldwide, offering an extensive list of resort amenities and a comprehensive conference facility with 114,000 square feet of convention, meeting and banquet space. The resort hotel and hotel-condominium units will be managed by IHG Management (Maryland) LLC, an affiliate of InterContinental Hotels Group companies.

When complete, Palazzo del Lago will feature the InterContinental Resort & Residences Orlando, with 585 of the 1,260 one and two-bedroom suites offered as hotel-condominium residences. In addition, there will be resort condominiums in five 18-story towers, each with its own private amenities. Both the hotel residences and the resort condominiums will be sold fully furnished and decorated to the exacting standards of the InterContinental Hotels & Resorts brand.

Prices for the InterContinental hotel-condominium units start from the low $400,000s. Prices for the residential resort condominiums at Palazzo del Lago start from the mid $300,000s. Reservations are now being accepted.

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