When it opens in the summer of 2016, guests visiting the new Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando will walk into a colorful Caribbean hideaway built around a lush, tropical lagoon and towering waterfall.
The new hotel, announced today by Universal Orlando Resort and Loews Hotels & Resorts, 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 to 5,200.
Theme and Amenities
Inspired by the picturesque rivers and waterfalls of the Caribbean, Loews Sapphire Falls will immerse guests in a highly themed resort environment using traditional island styling with modern touches. A resort-style pool with a water slide, children’s play area, sand beach and fire pit 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 entertainment and dining options throughout Universal Orlando Resort.
The new hotel will be full service. 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, poolside bar and grill, quick-service marketplace, valet service and a fitness center. Booking information and pricing will be announced at a later date. Reservations will be accepted in spring 2015.
Not only is this Universal’s fifth hotel, but it will be Loews’ second largest convention hotel next to it’s neighboring sister hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort. Loews Sapphire Falls Resort will boast a meeting and event space equaling 131,000 square feet. This will really be an incredible venue for companies looking to host conferences for thousands of people.
If 131,000 square feet isn’t enough, there will be a covered, air-conditioned bridge that will connect the meeting space at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort to the meeting space at Loews Royal Pacific Resort, which will actually be undergoing a meeting space expansion in 2015. That’s a combined meeting space of 272,000 square feet.
Opens Summer 2016
Whether you’re visiting Universal Orlando Resort on vacation or attending a conference, as long as you’re staying at one of their five hotels, you’ll receive an exclusive package of theme park benefits including early access to the parks, as well as complimentary resort-wide transportation. You’ll never have to leave their universe!