Caribbean-themed Loews Sapphire Falls Resort will feature 1,000 rooms and suites –casual feel built around a lagoon and towering waterfall.
The Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando will open in in the summer of 2016. It was announced by Universal Orlando Resort and Loews Hotels & Resortswill be located across Adventure Way from the new Cabana Bay Beach Resort. It will become the destination’s fifth resort hotel and its 1,000 rooms, including 77 suites, will bring the number of on-site hotel rooms at Universal Orlando to 5,200.
Inspired by rivers and waterfalls of the Caribbean, Loews Sapphire Falls will immerse guests in a themed resort environment using traditional island styling with modern touches. A resort-style pool with a water slide, children’s play area, sand beach and fire pit will help form a central courtyard and will be surrounded by the hotel’s guest rooms. There will be water taxi and shuttle access to all of the entertainment and dining options throughout Universal Orlando Resort.
“We are excited to continue our growth plans at Loews Hotels by building another hotel with our long-standing partners at Universal Orlando,” says Jonathan Tisch, chairman of Loews Hotels & Resorts. “Loews Sapphire Falls Resort will be every bit as distinctive as the other four on-site hotels and will offer a new option to families looking for a truly special Orlando holiday.”
“Our guests repeatedly tell us that our Universal Orlando on-site hotels provide them a completely immersive holiday experience from the moment they enter our hotels and are transported to another place,” said Tom Williams, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Universal Parks & Resorts. “We look forward to bringing them yet another incredibly themed experience with the opening of Loews Sapphire Falls Resort.”
The new hotel will be full service. Amenities will include Early Park Admission to Universal’s theme parks, a full-service restaurant with scenic views and outdoor dining, a themed lobby lounge, poolside bar and grill, quick-service marketplace, valet service and a fitness centre. Booking information and pricing will be announced at a later date.