In addition to changing its name from the Floridian Hotel Orlando
to the Clarion Floridian Hotel Orlando, the 303-room property
completed a $4 million renovation.
"Every guest room was renovated. We redid our pool. We added a
sun deck and two Jacuzzis," said Steve Cook, general manager.
Meeting space -- about 3,000 square feet -- also was redone, and
the restaurant was refurbished and renamed Sharky and Jack's Bar
and Grill. "When we converted to a Clarion, we wanted to go after a
more upscale clientele and offer more amenities," Cook said.
Guests are predominantly leisure travelers. Rates range from $89
per night, double, to $140 for suites to Dec. 25. After Dec. 26,
there is a minimum stay of seven nights during the millennium
period. These rates apply then as well.
Travel agents book about one-third of the hotel's business, Cook
said, noting that the hotel's proximity to Universal Studios Escape
is a plus, since many guests are Universal-bound. The complex is
about one mile away.
Group rates are available, as are seasonal discounts.
Clarion Floridian Hotel Orlando
Phone: (800) 445-7299