CHICAGO -- Hyatt Hotels Corp. plans to manage a 1,500-room property
that will connect to the Orlando-Orange County Convention Center's
expansion wing via a skyway.
No groundbreaking date has been set yet, but Hyatt said it
expects the Hyatt Regency Orlando Convention Center to open during
Hyatt also declined to provide information on the owner at this
The property is expected to be Hyatt's largest, based on room
That's assuming that it expands by up to 1,000 rooms after it
opens, said a spokeswoman, who explained that the hotel's expansion
would be in conjunction with the planned expansion of the
The property will feature a 43,000-square-foot grand ballroom
with 14,000 square feet of prefunction space.
It also will have a 30,000-square-foot junior ballroom,
accompanied by an additional 7,000 square feet of prefunction
The hotel will offer a variety of conference rooms, meetings
rooms and boardrooms as well as a 50,000-square-foot multipurpose
exhibit hall that can be subdivided into four rooms.
In addition, there will be dedicated convention support services
and a group registration lobby.
This would be Hyatt's 12th property in Florida and its fourth in