ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando World Center Marriott has unveiled the addition of its new event space, Magnolia, the latest in several improvements.
Now open, hotel officials say this expansion creates additional flexibility and more options for a variety of meetings, conventions, and events.
“We are excited to add the Magnolia meeting rooms to our meeting space footprint, bringing us to over 500,000 square feet of flexible event space. This addition launches during a time when demand for meetings and conventions has returned,” said Robert Bray, Orlando World Center Marriott general manager. “We listened to the needs of meeting planners to design this new space with one goal in mind: more flexibility.”
Magnolia features eight 3,600-square-foot meeting rooms that can be broken down to create 24 1,200-square-foot rooms.
Additional features include:
– Large, floor-to-ceiling windows in six of the rooms.
– Fifteen-foot-high ceilings.
– Expansive foyer space with natural light.
– Additional outdoor lawn and patio space.
With the new Magnolia space, Orlando World Center Marriott offers up to 104 meeting rooms of various sizes, including five ballrooms with dedicated loading docks, registration desks, and expansive foyer spaces. These ballrooms range from 8,000 square feet to the spacious 105,000-square-foot pillar-free carpeted Cypress Ballroom. There are also seven boardrooms on the property and various options for outdoor events.
Event planners can also expect best-in-class meeting technology, onsite tech staff, and Red Coat Direct, a meeting services app for hotel staff support during events, including a dedicated Red Coat associate. The culinary and event teams will partner with the meeting planners to customize the event, including special dining offerings such as incorporating fresh produce grown on-property.
The Magnolia addition comes just after the opening of the River Falls Water Park in March. River Falls offers three brand-new inner tube water slides that connect riders to a 575-foot lazy river. Guest can easily enter and exit through the zero-entry pool, where younger swimmers can enjoy an aqua playground complete with eight bubbling nozzles and two sprayers. Surrounding the winding river and pool is a patio with lounge chairs, cabanas, and a refreshment station. Additionally, River Falls joins the entirely redesigned Falls Pool Oasis, which re-opened in fall 2021. Falls Pool is a 400,000 gallon zero-entry lagoon-style heated pool featuring waterfalls, sun shelves, cabanas, and daybeds around the pool’s perimeter; two 200-foot winding waterslides; a 90-foot speed waterslide; four jumbo TVs; and a kid’s splash zone.
Additionally, the entire resort has undergone renovations over the past three years. All 2,010 rooms and suites, which feature private balconies, have been renovated with new color palettes, hard surface flooring, and new furniture. Seventy-five percent of the rooms now have walk-in showers. In 2020, the Hawk’s Landing Golf Club unveiled three completely rebuilt holes, including the signature finishing 18th hole with a par 3 and island green. Lastly, one of the nine onsite dining options, Mikado’s Japanese Steakhouse, re-opened with renovations in December 2021.