After achieving record success over the past couple years, the Universal Orlando resort has announced the addition of a brand new resort hotel, named Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort.
The new hotel will fill a void that's current at the property, that of a value structured hotel for guests looking for a lower price point.
"Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort will offer two distinct experiences within the development's multiple buildings: 900 family suites, capable of sleeping six, that include kitchen areas and 900 standard guest rooms - offering both moderate- and value-priced accommodations. It will be operated by Loews Hotels & Resorts and is scheduled to open in 2014."
As for the resort's theme, the press release has this to say: "It will evoke the driving vacations so many Americans grew up enjoying with their families - spending time at sweeping motor courts just off the highway, where families relaxed and played after a long day's drive. The new hotel's hip, vintage look will be accented with bold design, dramatic, clean lines, bright, period colors and touches of neon. The hotel will have two themed pool areas."
As part of the value price point that the resort will go after, the complimentary Universal Express skip-the-line passes will not be offered to those staying at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Early access to the parks will be a benefit, however.
It is amazing to see just how much money is being spent on filling out Universal Orlando - there's the new mystery attraction under way at Universal Florida, along with the mega-badly kept secret that is the Harry Potter expansion also underway as well, all of which should open in the next several years.
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