ORLANDO, Fla. – Dart Interests has announced the launch of their latest project, Evermore Orlando Resort, a comprehensive redevelopment of the former Villas at Grand Cypress.
The 1,100-acre resort complex bordering Walt Disney World will serve as the latest addition to the Conrad Hotels & Resorts portfolio, Hilton’s contemporary luxury hotel brand.
At full buildout, the massive 10,000-bedroom resort represents an equity investment well in excess of a $1 billion. Evermore’s first phase will open with nearly 1,500 bedrooms spread among an array of stay experiences, from single homes to villas, flats, and hotel guest rooms. The plans include 69 houses ranging in size from five to 11 bedrooms. Beyond vacation homes, the resort complex will also offer 76 four-bedroom flats, 41 two and four-bedroom villas, and a luxury Conrad hotel.
“We are incredibly excited to expand on our strong presence in the Orlando market and introduce the Conrad brand to a new city,” said Danny Hughes, executive vice president and President, Americas, Hilton. “Conrad Orlando at Evermore will undoubtedly be a sought-after destination for Orlando travelers and will provide guests with outstanding service and impactful experiences when they visit the city.”
Conrad Orlando at Evermore will debut with 433 rooms, including 51 suites and 10 family suites. Other features include 40,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, a spa, and numerous dining options, including a signature rooftop experience. The hotel will open with Hilton CleanStay, Hilton’s standard of cleanliness and disinfection in properties around the world. The elevated processes and team member training have been developed with RB, maker of Lysol and Dettol.
“The signing of Conrad Orlando marks a significant milestone for the brand as we continue to grow our portfolio in iconic locations around the world to better meet the needs of our discerning travelers,” said Nils-Arne Schroeder, global head for Conrad Hotels & Resorts. “This hotel’s ideal location within Orlando and near Walt Disney World, along with Conrad’s prestigious reputation for delivering intuitive service, infinite connections, and modern design will ensure guests leave feeling truly inspired by their stay with us.”
The resort complex will offer event professionals more than 150,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor event space for groups seeking a change from the traditional conference room. The Boathouse and garden lawn nestled on the bay’s edge will provide a sophisticated Orlando wedding and event locale with a classic Chris-Craft boat for private use.
Bookings for Evermore Orlando Resort are slated to launch in 2022, with the grand opening for the first guests anticipated for summer 2023.