News for the Hospitality Executive
ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 12, 2011-- It used to be great, but now it's even better. The Fairfield Inn & Suites - Walt Disney World Resort Area has been through a top down renovation as well as a rebranding and it's ready to receive guests. Formerly known as The Country Inn & Suites Lake Buena Vista and located at 12191 South Apopka Vineland Road, the only thing that hasn't changed is the proximity to the Walt Disney World® Theme Park.
Sean Lower, general manager of the refreshed Fairfield Inn & Suites - Walt Disney World Resort Area noted, "We are the closest Fairfield Inn and Suites to Disney as the crow flies." It's also convenient to UCF Stadium, Orlando Convention Center, Walt Disney World, Kennedy Space Center and the Port Canaveral cruise port.
A renewed Disney Good Neighbor hotel is good news for resourceful business travelers, couples and families with children, alike because the rooms have been thoroughly re-designed with the needs of each type of visitor in mind. Lower says the project was led by Atlanta-based Sims Patrick Studio, Inc., an award-winning architectural and interior design firm.
"We will have 16 family suites that have bunk beds with PS3 game systems for the kids. We also have 8 Jacuzzi suites ideal for romantic getaways," said Lower. To fill the particular needs of hard-working business travelers, 26 of the 1-bedroom suites have separate living rooms that provide an extension of their workplace when on the job after hours.
For fun and games after visiting all the Orlando theme park attractions, Lower said the game area has a unique offering: a room with 6 PS3 units and an X-box Connect system sits beside a room divided into a toddler room that's separated with a barn door –for parents to keep a watchful eye— while they enjoy a flick in the home theater area.
Additionally, the Fairfield Inn & Suites - Walt Disney World Resort Area has a state-of-the-art exercise room appointed with Life Fitness machines including two cross-trainers, two treadmills and a recumbent bike fitted with personal viewing screens as well as a fully-stocked dumbbell station.
As part of the JHM Hotels family of properties, this renovation furthers the company's commitment and vision. The lodging company has been recognized for excellence by Fairfield Inn & Suites' parent company Marriott. Most notably, JHM's Charleston Marriott was acclaimed for the complete renovation of a mature property which raised the bar for future Marriott designs.
"We are very pleased with the re-imaging of our Fairfield Inn & Suites - Walt Disney World Resort Area," said D.J. Rama, President, JHM Hotels. "JHM Hotels is very fortunate to have 38 years of experience in new hotel construction and renovations. The cornerstone of our renovation success is involving all of our stakeholders in the design process. We engage with and get insightful information from our hotel guests, local attraction executives, our associates, local convention and visitor bureau staff, interior design, and our JHM Design and Construction team. It resulted in, among other amenities: a modern game room, toddlers play area, and kids' suites. Our participatory process enables our projects to be successful, blend in with the local community, and provide our guests with a unique hotel experience."
About JHM Hotels:
JHM Hotels, a premier lodging company, based in Greenville SC, has developed, acquired, owned, and operated hotels throughout the United States for more than 38 years. The company currently owns and operates 40 hotels with over 6600 guestrooms, located in the United States and India, operating under such well-known brands as Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton and Starwood. For more information, visit our web site at www.jhmhotels.com.
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