Conrad Hotels & Resorts Expands Luxury Portfolio With Brand Debut in Orlando
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announces the opening of the highly anticipated Conrad Orlando, marking the Conrad Hotels & Resorts brand's debut in Orlando and second property in the Sunshine State. Nestled within Evermore Orlando Resort's sprawling 1,100-acre property less than three miles from one of Orlando's most famed theme park resorts, the 433-room Conrad Orlando features five distinct dining venues; the serene Conrad Spa Orlando and Water Garden; Evermore Bay, an 8-acre crystalline lagoon and expansive pool complex; and more than 65,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.
"Florida and particularly Orlando have long been a priority market for Hilton's growth in the U.S., with more than 450 hotels representing 15 brands welcoming guests across the state. The arrival of Conrad Orlando reinforces our commitment to meet the ever-evolving needs of today's traveler, and we are thrilled to add an additional luxury hotel to our robust portfolio in the market," said Danny Hughes, President, Americas, Hilton. "We are proud of the tremendous effort that our talented Team Members have put forth in bringing this project to life and we look forward to the positive impact this paradise-inspired retreat, in partnership with the unique Evermore Orlando Resort, will have on the local community."
"The opening of Conrad Orlando is a milestone for the Conrad brand as we continue our momentum of North American growth to a new key travel market," said Dino Michael, senior vice president and global head, Hilton Luxury Brands. "The exceptional amenities, bold design, and natural surroundings of the property, paired with the seamless service of the Conrad brand, create a unique destination in a lively city like Orlando. With a high energy atmosphere and several things to do, Conrad Orlando offers accessibility to the best of the city while also being a comfortable place to unwind and enjoy for all types of travelers."
A NATURAL OASIS
Drawing inspiration from Florida's more than 1,000 natural springs, the largest concentration of springs in the world, and the 500-acre nature preserve adjacent to the property, Conrad Orlando's design synchronizes with the area's natural landscape to create an indoor-outdoor environment that inspires harmony between relaxation and rejuvenation. Designed by global architecture firm HKS and interior design firm Anderson/Miller, the hotel transports guests to the tropics with a bold, modern design unlike any other in Central Florida's luxury hotel scene. A contemporary reflection of land and sea, Conrad Orlando embraces the use of organic shapes and fluid lines to emulate the flow of water, while natural wood tones and use of regional materials, such as limestone, create the tie back to land.
Upon entering the lobby, guests pass below an art installation inspired by a robust wooden Chris-Craft boat and are immediately greeted by unobstructed views of the contrast between the emerald green garden and the crystal blue lagoon. Conrad Orlando's guest rooms, public areas and meeting spaces balance calming color palettes with eye-catching paintings and sculptural installations, inspired by water-themed artwork from local artisans as an ever-present reminder of Florida's natural wonders.
ROOMS MADE FOR RELAXATION
No details were spared in creating Conrad Orlando's 433 luxurious guest rooms and suites. In-room amenities provide sophisticated comforts of home, including oak flooring, plush beds outfitted with Frette linens, built-in closets, well-appointed bathrooms with marbled double vanities and Byredo bath products, stocked minibars with Nespresso machines, and in-room dining offerings.
The hotel's tasteful accommodations include 61 elegant suites ranging from one to three bedrooms, all with exclusive amenities, such as standalone soak tubs and outdoor living space. Ten spacious Family Suites offer a private bedroom along with a full living room featuring a comfortable pullout sofa and two twin bunkbeds, able to be tucked away behind pocket doors. Just under 2,000 square feet, Poolside Suites and Guest Rooms act as an extended cabana for travelers looking to relax in style, while four Deluxe Water Garden rooms offer a secluded patio and special access to the Water Garden, for those seeking the ultimate wellness experience. In Conrad's Premium Suites, discerning guests can enjoy gourmet kitchens, dining areas, with the Conrad Suites and Presidential Suites offering unobstructed water views during the day, along with views of theme park fireworks at night.
DINING FOR EVERY OCCASION
Conrad Orlando's five dining experiences are designed to satisfy every craving. Options include Sophia's Trattoria, celebrating the diverse culinary traditions of Southern Italy with a wide range of cooking styles, traditional recipes, and seasonal ingredients. Adjacent to Sophia's is Apéro, Conrad Orlando's lobby bar, providing a Riviera-inspired cocktail lounge experience with piazza-style dining and a spritz-forward beverage menu. With beverage programs crafted by renowned bar consultant Giancarlo Mancino, both Sophia's and Apéro are hubs of conviviality offering prosecco by the glass, large-format shareable cocktails, refreshing wine selections and effervescent drinks.
The Polynesian-inspired Papaya Club delights guests by bringing the taste and feel of the Pacific islands to Orlando. Exotic fruits, spices and rum infuse a lively slice of the South Pacific into the beverage menu of beautifully garnished Polynesian cocktails created by Paul McGee, the famed mixologist known for his award-winning bars and tropical influences. A traditional food menu of Asian-inspired dishes can be enjoyed via tableside service or delivered directly to guest cabanas and lounge chairs.
For casual all-day dining needs, Little Spoon, takes inspiration from European cafés. From pastries and gelato to sandwiches and snacks, Little Spoon offers what the moment requires.
Rounding out Conrad Orlando's array of dining venues is the property's crown jewel Ceiba, opening later this month. Ceiba will offer contemporary rooftop dining, rooted in Mexican tradition with a focus on heirloom ingredients and agave-forward spirits.
A PARADISE FOR MEETINGS
Sitting within the heart of one of the top meeting destinations in the U.S. and beyond, Conrad Orlando is home to ample meeting and event spaces. With a wide variety of possible configurations, the hotel's 65,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor technology-focused group space consists of two dedicated ballrooms, seven divisible meeting rooms with natural light, two expansive terraces, the Lotus Boardroom and the multipurpose, turfed 9,000 square-foot Lyonia Lawn. Drawing into the theme of dynamic nature seen throughout the hotel, event spaces prioritize natural light, feature sophisticated yet bold color palettes, and are each named after native flowering trees and plants from the area. Additional elegant design details, such as the signature staircase spanning the two floors of event space or access to additional venues at Evermore Orlando Resort like the lagoon-side Boathouse, ensure that Conrad Orlando is also a choice destination for weddings and social celebrations.
UNWIND AT CONRAD SPA
Conrad Spa Orlando and Water Garden leans into its natural surroundings by providing a curated selection of rituals centered around water, sound and locally sourced Florida flora and minerals. With saunas, steam rooms, a Serenity Lounge, 11 interior treatment rooms and stations for manicures, pedicures, hairstyling and recovery, the spa allows guests and visitors alike to recuperate, reconnect and reenergize. Outdoors, the 12,000 square-foot Water Garden features a cold plunge, vitality pool and hot plunge available to all spa guests, along with four private treatment tubs and sound bath stations. The Conrad Spa is proud to be the exclusive spa partner of Noble Panacea, the only Nobel Laureate created skin care brand in the world, backed by scientific research and created by hand in small batches using clean formulas and sustainable packaging. Additional spa partners include Lotus Wei, providing customized elixirs made from Florida flowers, and Medicine Springs, harnessing the healing power of minerals from Florida springs to create sprays and oils used within treatments.
Conrad Orlando is part of Hilton Honors, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton's world-class brands. Members who book directly 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, free standard Wi-Fi and the Hilton Honors mobile app.