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by Michael C. Lowe | September 29, 2010

The Peabody Orlando last week unveiled a $450 million expansion that increased the guest room count to 1,641. Other new features at the hotel, which first opened in 1986, include a 32-story tower,  a 22,000-square-foot full-service spa and fitness center, and a 6,000-square-foot lounge called Rocks. The Peabody Orlando also offers 10 dining and entertainment options, including a new Northern California wine-themed restaurant called Napa. Of the property’s 300,000 square feet of meeting space, the largest component is the 54,652-square-foot, pillar-free Grand Ballroom. Across the street is the Orange County Convention Center, with 2.8 million square feet of exhibit space.