March 01, 2002
Meetings & Conventions: Newsline newsline.gif (8042 bytes)ON LOCATION:
Universal Orlando
The Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

With two new properties in operation and a third opening next month, this resort/theme park is emerging from the shadow of Orlando’s long-time reigning attraction, Walt Disney World.

The 750-room Portofino Bay Hotel, complete with a “piazza” ringed with cafés and specialty shops, opened in September 1999. In January 2001, the 650-room Hard Rock Hotel opened its doors. Next month, the 1,000-room Royal Pacific Resort will make its debut. The park’s three properties, all managed by Loews Hotels, will offer a combined 198,000 square feet of meeting space. Among the perks available only to hotel guests are free water-taxi access to the theme park and VIP admittance to all rides


Back to NewslineM&C Home Page
Current Issue | Events Calendar | Newsline | Incentive News | Meetings Market Report
Editorial Libraries | CVB Links | Reader Survey | Hot Dates | Contact M&C