Universal Orlando announces the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort Hotel Opening Summer 2016

Universal Orlando announces the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort Hotel Opening Summer 2016 3


Universal Orlando continues to grow by leaps and bounds through 2015 with their newest addition, the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort coming in 2016.

Sapphire Falls Resort will be joining the already existing Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, the Loews Royal Pacific Resort and the newest, Cabana Bay Beach Resort on-site at Universal Orlando.

The inspiration for the new resort is very old-classic-Caribbean with stone architecture with bright colors.

Some of the features of the resort include a full-service restaurant featuring fresco cuisine,  a Caribbean marketplace, fitness center, valet parking, full-service concierge, and a business center.


Loews Sapphire Falls Resort will also feature a convention area totaling 131,000 square feet.  An air conditioned bride will also be built that will connect the Royal Pacific’s convention center, which will undergo an extensive makeover in 2015, with the Sapphire Falls convention center, for a total of 272,000 square feet of convention space.

It also looks like that the water taxi will be a part of the Sapphire Falls Resort as well, allowing guests to travel by water to your favorite Universal Orlando theme park.

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Stay tuned after the break for the official press release.

via Universal Orlando Blog




Caribbean-themed Loews Sapphire Falls Resort Will Feature 1,000 Rooms and Suites –

Casual Feel Built Around a Lagoon and Towering Waterfall


FAST FACTSOpening Date: Summer 2016
Style: Casual and easy-going Caribbean-inspired resort surrounding a lush, tropical lagoon and towering waterfall.
Rooms: 1,000 guest rooms and suites.
Amenities: Highlights include Early Park Admission to Universal’s theme parks, resort-style pool with water slide and children’s play area, valet service and a fitness center.
Dining: Full-service restaurant with scenic views and outdoor dining, themed lobby lounge, quick-service marketplace, poolside bar and grill.Reservations: Will be accepted in spring 2015


ORLANDO, Fla. (September 9, 2014) – When it opens in the summer of 2016, guests visiting the new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando will walk into a colorful Caribbean hideaway built around a lush, tropical lagoon and towering waterfall.


The new hotel, announced today by Universal Orlando Resort and Loews Hotels & Resorts, will 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 the picturesque rivers and waterfalls of the Caribbean, Loews Sapphire Falls will immerse guests in a highly 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 vacation.”


“Our guests repeatedly tell us that our Universal Orlando on-site hotels provide them a completely immersive vacation 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.”



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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 center. Booking information and pricing will be announced at a later date.



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