ORLANDO, FLA. - Guests can now book reservations for Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort, the new, 1,800-room hotel at Universal Orlando Resort that will feature value-priced guest rooms and moderately priced family suites. The hotel is scheduled to open in early 2014 - with reservations now being accepted for stays beginning on March 31, 2014.
The new hotel is the fourth hotel within Universal Orlando Resort and will evoke the classic, retro-feel of iconic beach resorts from the 1950s and 60s. An area located around the North Courtyard will open first, followed later in 2014 by an area located around the South Courtyard. Each area will have a unique look and feel.
Families will have two options for experiencing the hotel – a value-priced standard guest room or a moderately priced, 430-square-foot family suite that sleeps six. From the moment they arrive, they will be surrounded by the hotel's bold design, period colors, neon and retro feel. When complete, there will be two pool complexes with sand beach and interactive features, a themed lazy river experience and 10-lane bowling alley.
"We believe Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort will offer an experience unlike any other in Central Florida," said Alice Norsworthy, executive vice president of marketing and sales at Universal Orlando Resort. "And at the same time, it will create an entirely new, value-driven option for families that want to stay within the Universal Orlando Resort."
As with all Resort hotels, guests at Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort will be just a brief walk from Universal Orlando's theme parks and Universal CityWalk. They will enjoy benefits that include Early Theme Park Admission, complimentary shuttle bus transportation to the theme parks and Universal CityWalk, complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort to their hotel and resort-wide charging privileges with their room key. Guests can upgrade to one of Universal Orlando's three deluxe hotels for additional benefits – including complimentary Universal Express Unlimited ride access. Those hotels are Loews Portofino Bay, the Hard Rock Hotel and Loews Royal Pacific Resort.
Each of Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort's Courtyards will have a unique design and atmosphere. They will share a highly themed, two-story arrival building that will also be home to a food court serving traditional American classics along with an ever-changing selection of international cuisine, a 10-lane "retro" bowling alley, a game room and a fitness center.