A Touch of Caribbean Coming to Universal
Universal Orlando is getting a new Caribbean-themed Lowes hotel and when it opens in the summer of 2016 guests visiting the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort will walk into a colourful and casual hideaway built around a lush, tropical river and towering waterfall.
The new hotel will be located across Adventure Way from the new Cabana Bay Beach Resort. It will become the destination’s fifth resort hotel and its 1,000 rooms, including 77 suites, will bring the number of on-site hotel rooms at Universal Orlando Resort to 5,200. Reservations will be accepted beginning in spring 2015.
Inspired by the picturesque rivers and waterfalls of the Caribbean, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort will immerse guests in a highly themed resort environment using traditional island styling with modern touches. A resort-style pool with a waterslide, sand beach, fire pit and children’s play area will help form a central courtyard and will be surrounded by the hotel’s guest rooms. There will be water taxi and shuttle access to all of the dining and entertainment options throughout Universal Orlando Resort.
The new hotel will be full service. Pricing specifics will be announced at a later date. Amenities will include Early Park Admission to Universal’s theme parks, a full-service restaurant with scenic views and outdoor dining, a themed lobby lounge, quick-service marketplace, poolside bar and grill and fitness centre.