Universal Orlando Resort has announced names for the two budget-priced hotels it is building on the former site of Wet ’n Wild water park. Their names will be the Surfside Inn and Suites and the Dockside Inn and Suites.

Universal Orlando announced the construction of two hotels last November. They are part of a complex called Universal’s Endless Summer Resort. The properties will be managed by Loews Hotels & Resorts, which is involved with Universal’s other on-property hotels, including the 600-room Aventura Hotel scheduled to open this summer. According to Universal, the daily rates in both hotels will start from $73. More »

The “Star Wars”-themed hotel coming to Disney World will be seamlessly connected to the upcoming Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge land being built at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and opening in 2019. Opening date for the hotel has not been revealed though.

The hotel is designed to be a multiday adventure, with guests being active citizens of the galaxy. The Star Wars fans staying at the hotel will be immersed into movie’s theatrics as if traveling on a starship. The hotel will be filled with Star Wars characters and storylines in progress and every window of the resort will show images of space.

 

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Disney hotels eliminate ‘Do Not Disturb’ signs from rooms as part of new security policy.
Disney has started rolling out new security measures at several of its resorts in Walt Disney World.
The change took effect last week at some of the Disney monorail hotels – the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Polynesian Village Resort, Contemporary Resort and its connected Bay Lake Tower. Guests experienced the updated security policies which include the removal of the “Do Not Disturb” door markers. They have been replaced by “Room Occupied” signs that will alert maintenance or housekeeping workers that guests are currently in their rooms but will not stop the hotel staff from coming in. More »

The historic Gulfstream Hotel will be renovated, expanded and reopened soon.

 

A Delray Beach Developer is planning to revive the historic hotel in Lake Worth. Hudson Holdings, the Delray Beach company, is going ahead with an $80 million makeover of the Gulfstream Hotel.
The developer has announced plans to begin construction of a 12-month renovation and expansion of the hotel property this fall.
The 106-room Gulfstream Hotel at 1 Lake Avenue opened in 1924. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1983.

 

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JW_Marriott_Grande_Lakes_OrlandoHotels in Florida and 9 other states may have been hit by hackers for months.

The hotel operator HEI Hotels & Resorts, which operates approximately 60 hotels and resorts under a variety of brands, was notified by its credit card processor of a potential breach and started an internal investigation. The investigators found malware put into place on the payment processing systems in at least 20 of its properties, four of them in Florida.

Data from customers, including names, payment card account numbers, card expiration dates and verification codes, may have been collected between December 2015 and June 2016. More »