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Glatting Jackson Celebrates Soft Opening of the
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
October 20, 2004 - In spite of three hurricanes, the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate soft opening was held on time.  Hosted by Omni Hotels of Dallas and RIDA Development, LLC of Houston, the event was well attended by members of the Osceola County Commission and members of the project design team. 

Glatting Jackson, the project landscape architects were particularly gratified with the on time opening because the majority of the hurricane damage was to the exterior landscaping.  Over one hundred trees and palms were repeatedly blown over in all three hurricanes and the pools and water features were filled with sand, palm trees and other debris.  On opening day, the massive damage was repaired and barely discernable by the guests.  The first convention group checks in on Sunday, October 10th with the grand opening ceremonies to be held in early December in conjunction with the Father & Son Golf Tournament held annually at ChampionsGate

Photos of the pool area after hurricane damage
and a photo just before the opening.
Glatting Jackson provided master planning, landscape architectural design, area development and pools and amenities design and construction administration for not only the hotel project but for the entire ChampionsGate development.

Founded in 1974, Glatting Jackson Kercher Anglin Lopez Rinehart, Inc. is a Community Planning firm with offices in Atlanta, Orlando and West Palm Beach providing services in Land Planning, Transportation Planning, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Science, Resort Design and Parks and Public Space Planning. With a staff of over 100 professionals in varied disciplines, Glatting Jackson is committed to a broad-based interdisciplinary approach to community planning to meet the client's objectives and to provide community benefits. Our approach emphasizes a respect for the objectives, budgets, and schedules of our clients, the goals of the community, and most importantly, the interests of the people who ultimately will live in the communities in which we work.


Doug Gaines
Marketing Manager
Glatting Jackson Kercher Anglin Lopez Rinehart, Inc.
33 E. Pine Street, Orlando, FL 32801
T: 407.843.6552

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