Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts officially opened its first Orlando location just steps from the Magic Kingdom. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on August 1. Guests, local officials and executives attended the event. The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney, set on 26 acres in Golden Oak, is the biggest resort that the brand has opened. The construction works started in 2011 and drew more than 5,000 jobs and the resort is expected to generate another 1000 permanent jobs.
The Four Seasons Resort will include a five-acre water park featuring a lazy river, two water slides, a rock climbing wall, a recreation center with the latest gaming systems: Wii and Xbox, a complementary camp for kids aged 5 to 12. The resort also will boast an 18-treatment room spa, an adult-only pool with private cabanas, a 24-hour fitness center with free yoga and cardio classes and an 18-hole golf course. The 443-room resort will provide another high-end lodging option for the hordes of tourists the theme park welcomes every year.