It’s twins! Sort of. Today Universal Orlando has announced two new hotels coming to the former Wet n Wild property. The hotels will be priced below the value price of Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and will offer transportation to Universal Orlando Resort, and early park admission.
The hotels will start at less than $100 dollars a night, and will be operated by the same award winning team that operates the other onsite hotels.
Loews Hotels will operate the hotels which will have a combined 2,800 rooms. The hotel is not currently named. One will feature 750 rooms, and the other 2,050. The hotels will feature 1,450 two bedroom suites, which will give families more options.
Amenities will include a combined three pools, two food courts offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and nearby coffee bars, plus poolside bars, fitness rooms, car rental facilities and more.
Brought to life by the same Universal Creative team behind the incredibly-themed Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, these all-new options will be destinations unto themselves. Guests will enjoy the sun, surf and sand with a laid-back coastal feel. Towering exterior murals with vibrant and natural colors will set a free-spirited and beachy tone, inviting guests to hang loose throughout their stay.
The two new hotels will be the seventh and eighth hotels to join the Universal Orlando Family, after Aventura Hotel opens in 2018.
The new hotels will open in 2019, and will take reservations beginning in early 2018. The site of the new hotels sit on the site of the former Wet n Wild waterpark, which closed on December 31st of last year.
With the new hotels being priced below that of value Cabana Bay, it looks like Universal is going after all the hotels in the I-Drive area. This move, along with the sheer size of the hotels will likely start a pricing war along the corridor, which is going to be great for consumers and vacationers. It’s bound to push some of the smaller hotels and chains out of business.