ORLANDO, Fla. -- The $80 million, 800-suite Holiday Inn Family
Suites Resort, Lake Buena Vista, opening in phases starting July
15, will be the first all-suite Holiday Inn Resort.
Craig Hunt, president of Holiday Inn Hotels & Resorts, a
division of Bass Hotels & Resorts, termed the project "one of
the most important new developments in the company's emphasis on
"We can't think of any travelers who wouldn't be comfortable
here," he said. The hotel is scheduled to be completed in
A spokesman claimed the themed suite layouts are the first of
their kind in the industry.
The hotel will offer seven two-room and three-room layouts, each
beginning at around $129 per night, which includes an
all-you-can-eat American breakfast buffet for each guest.
"Substantial" introductory rate discounts will be available
through mid-December, the spokesman said.
Promising to meet the needs of all family travelers, he said,
the facility will even "provide for those large, extended families
that need lots of extra space."
Each suite will have a separate parlor area for family
gatherings, rocking chairs, ceiling fans, two hair dryers, two
lighted make-up mirrors, a kitchenette with refrigerator and other
related items, in-room safes, game tables and pullout sleeper
The lobby decor will carry the theme of a turn-of-the-century
depot. The theme is carried to all services and amenities, which
include a caboose-themed kids-only check-in desk, an interactive
playground called Choo Choo's and train-themed restaurants and
Other family-friendly features will include a fully staffed
child activity program called Camp Holiday, a kiddie pool and
complimentary transportation to the four Walt Disney World theme
The resort will offer 474 two-bedroom Kidsuites, each with a
separate parlor area and 25-inch TV, game table and bunk beds.
There will be Cinemasuites with 60-inch TVs for movie buffs;
Sweet Heart Suites for those with romance in mind, and Fitness
Suites by Nautilus for exercise-seeking guests.
There will be 212 Classic two-bedroom suites for families with
older children or couples traveling together; residential suites
for those staying longer, and business suites for guests who must
work during their vacations. Each suite will be 485 square
The resort will offer Parents Night Out several times a week,
allowing parents to visit the attractions while kids are in the
Camp Holiday program.
Holiday Inn Family Suites Resort. Phone: (877) 387-KIDS.