Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is building its presence in Orlando, commencing side-by-side construction of two hotels under its La Quinta and Tryp by Wyndham brands.
The properties will be located on the famed International Drive, close to the area’s best-known attractions.
They will mark the ninth La Quinta location in the Orlando market – the first to break ground since Wyndham acquired the leading midscale brand – and the city’s first Tryp by Wyndham hotel.
The La Quinta and Tryp by Wyndham hotels – both owned and developed by Miami-based Riviera Point Development Group and set to open in 2019 and 2020, respectively – will share a three-plus-acre site in the country’s most popular destination for visitors.
The city became the first in the US to surpass 70 million tourists annually last year, according to Visit Orlando, attracting 72 million visitors – up from 68 million the previous year.
The new developments will widen Wyndham’s already sizable network of more than 50 hotels across 12 brands in the Orlando market.
“Orlando continues to draw travellers at a record-setting pace, creating new opportunities through relationships with established developers like Riviera Point Development Group to offer varied accommodations meeting the ever-evolving needs of travellers,” said Chip Ohlsson, executive vice president and chief development officer, North America, at Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.
“Expanding our portfolio of offerings with these two brands in particular – our trusted La Quinta name and cosmopolitan Tryp by Wyndham flag – delivers two distinct, high-quality experiences in a top destination flowing with a diverse network of holidaymakers and business travellers from around the world.”
The four-story La Quinta hotel will feature 101 modern guest rooms; a comfortable and multifunctional great room for guests to gather, relax, or work; a fully equipped fitness centre; a pool; and approximately 750 square feet of meeting space.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts closed on its acquisition of La Quinta in May 2018, bolstering its position as a midscale lodging leader with approximately 37 per cent of branded rooms in the midscale segment.
Slated to open in 2020, the new Tryp by Wyndham in Orlando becomes the fourth hotel in Florida for the growing cosmopolitan brand.
Celebrating the spirit of the urban traveller, each Tryp hotel is infused with local spirit allowing guests to uncover each destination’s individual culture and setting the stage for authentic, local experiences.
The 98-room hotel will offer the brand’s hallmark social lobby, library space and small meeting room; a bar and restaurant featuring TRYP’s signature tapas, or small plates, service; a gym; and an outdoor pool.