Orlando—The Holiday Inn Orlando Airport has recently completed a multi-million-dollar renovation to the property’s 290-guestrooms, conference facilities, lobby, and other public areas in line with the brand’s H4 design concept. Sarona Holdings of Orlando the hotel’s ownership and management group, transformed the seven-story, dual-tower property to meet the needs of the today’s guests with a modern open living room concept, increased technology, and guestrooms that adjust to the travelers’ needs.
The hotel’s light and contemporary lobby area has three reception desks to ensure that guests are given quick access to their rooms and that the needs of groups and IHG Rewards Club members are met. The open floor plan throughout the property allows guests to move naturally from registration to relaxing in the hotel’s lounge areas after a day of travel.
“The Holiday Inn Orlando Airport hotel is excited to bring Holiday Inn’s new H4 design concept to central Florida. Our new design reflects the style, comfort, and flexibility that guests desire when away from home,” RP Rama, president of Sarona Holdings, says. “We look forward to offering our guests an enhanced stay experience while we continue to offer exceptional levels of customer service.”
The hotel adapted its guestrooms to fit the brand’s H4 design, a flexible solution that adapts to each guests’ individual needs as they change throughout their stay, allowing them to work or relax wherever and however they want and make the space their own. The design includes a welcome nook that serves as a drop zone for guests to hang their coat, drop their keys and bags, and plug in their devices–much like they would at an entryway or mudroom in their own home. Rooms also have a new moveable desk and more than five dedicated charging points throughout the room designed with today’s travelers in mind.
Amenities at the hotel include an enclosed, stand-up shower in all king rooms, Keurig brewers in every room, a pet-friendly ground floor with hard surface flooring, a fitness center, outdoor pool, and basketball and tennis court. The hotel also has accommodations for the physically and visually disabled.
“The team at Sarona has done a tremendous job on the transformation of this hotel, the first Holiday Inn hotel in the Orlando area to feature the new H4 guestroom design. We know guests will love it, and we’re excited to continue rolling out the new design to the rest of our portfolio,” says Rebecca Indarte, head of the Holiday Inn brand, Americas, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG).
The hotel has an onsite restaurant—Drift kitchen and bar—with a 23-foot television wall that can display up to four separate programs and flight statuses. During a big game or other televised event, the wall can turn into a single screen. The restaurant serves international cuisines as well as a variety of gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan offerings to suit global travelers. The hotel offers a hot breakfast and lunch buffet, and the restaurant has grab-and-go offerings.
The hotel has complimentary high-speed internet with a single login from each device throughout the lobby, restaurant, conference area, and guestrooms. Guests can also stream content from their personal device directly onto the in-room television.
The hotel has 7,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, which includes six meeting rooms that can be combined into a ballroom with an adjacent private boardroom, as well as a pre-function area and joining pergola. The property has a complimentary business center with desktop computers and a shuttle service to and from the airport.