Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando Resort welcomes first guests

Today, Universal Orlando marked the opening of its fifth onsite hotel - Loews Sapphire Falls Resort - with a special, Caribbean-themed arrival celebration for its first guests, the Fajardo family of Hollywood, Florida.

What a week it has been for Universal Orlando Resort. Yesterday, the resort officially opened Skull Island: Reign of Kong, the massive new attraction at Islands of Adventure.

Today, the park welcomed the first guests to its newest resort, Sapphire Falls.  The resorts fifth on-site hotel features a Caribbean-inspired theme with scenic rivers and waterfalls throughout the resort.

The park welcomed its first guests at Sapphire Falls with a special, Caribbean-themed arrival that featured Cheering team members, a steel drum band, stilt walkers and a colorful burst of streamers inside the hotel’s stunning new lobby. The Fajardo family from Hollywood, Florida were awarded a special VIP vacation for being Sapphire Falls first guests to check into the resort.

Stay tuned after the break for more Sapphire Falls details!

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Guests can experience amenities including:

  • Sliding down a water slide into the largest on-site pool at Universal Orlando Resort, complete with a children’s play area, two sand beaches and fire pit
  • ampling innovative, Caribbean-inspired food including the signature mojo marinated rotisserie chicken at Amatista Cookhouse, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Taking a one-of-a-kind cocktail journey with a rum captain and sampling some of the 75 rums being poured in Strong Water Tavern
  • Enjoying Early Park Admission to the Universal Orlando theme parks one hour before the theme park opens, along with complimentary resort-wide transportation and other benefits

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Summer season rates start at $172 per night for a seven-night stay and value season rates start at $117 per night for a seven-night stay. To learn more or to make a reservation, call 1-888-273-1311 or visit www.universalorlando.com/sapphirefalls.

Universal is rumored to already be working on their sixth resort which will be located directly behind Sapphire Falls, check out our article on that hotel here.

The opening of Sapphire Falls brings the total number of hotel rooms on-site at Universal Orlando to 5,200.



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