Sonesta International Hotels Corporation, Boston-based, international operator of upscale hotels and resorts, announced that it has entered into an agreement with American Leisure Holdings, Inc. to manage the new Sonesta Orlando at Tierra del Sol Resort, located 10 minutes from Walt Disney World.The introduction of Sonesta as the Resort operator and the formal groundbreaking for the resort will take place on February 16 at an event to be held at the project site.
Sonesta Orlando Resort, when completed, will feature 972 two-, three- and four-bedroom vacation townhomes and condominiums; a 9200 m2 Clubhouse with concierge, world-class spa & fitness center; restaurants, banquet space & lounges; and a large-scale Water Park that will feature a pool/lazy river, water slides, kiddie pool and interactive water play areas. The clubhouse and amenity complex and Phase I residential units (600 units) will be available for occupancy beginning in the summer of 2006.
The Sonesta Orlando at Tierra del Sol Resort is Sonesta’s fourth Florida property, with the others located in Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove and the Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort in Sunny Isles Beach.
“Orlando is the second largest hotel market in the U.S. and we believe this extraordinary resort, with its oversized guest accommodations and quaint village ambiance, will be an attractive option for visitors,” noted Sonesta CEO and President Stephanie Sonnabend.
“We are delighted to have Sonesta manage the resort,” said Malcolm J. Wright, president of American Leisure Holdings, Inc. “Sonesta’s long-standing reputation for excellent service and luxury accommodations promises to make this project a successful one,” he added.