We’re taking a look inside the newly renovated Delta Hotels Orlando near Disney World, which opened this week after a $35 million renovation to the entire hotel.
Located just a mile and a half from Walt Disney World Resort, Delta Hotels by Marriott’s newest location is just steps away from the magic. Combine the close proximity to Walt Disney World with a jaw-dropping $35 million renovation, and suddenly the Delta Hotels by Marriott Orlando location is a contender when considering a Central Florida hotel!
A New Theme for the Delta Hotels Brand
The Delta Hotels by Marriott Orlando sits on a lush 20-acre property. The design of the hotel reflects the Delta brand’s signature stance: simplicity. From the lobby to the guest rooms, the design is sleek, linear, and clean. But since Delta Hotels by Marriott Orlando is so close to some of the world’s most highly-themed hotels, they take the theming one step further…
When you enter the lobby, your eye is drawn to the check-in area. Hand-woven wicker baskets line the wall behind the check-in counter, the first clue that the design inspiration is from the islands! Moving further into the lobby, guests will be greeted with live music on select evenings. When we visited, an acoustic duo clad in Polynesian-inspired shirts were crooning feel-good tunes and further enhancing the escapist island paradise.
“This renovation completely transforms the experience of our guests,” said Managing Director Paul Wilson. “Travelers looking for a modern, relaxing space to wind down during their visit to Orlando and Disney can find it here.” The combination of modern and relaxing was even more evident as we toured the rest of the property.
Amenities Abound for Business and Pleasure
Delta Hotels by Marriott Orlando is a Walt Disney World Good Neighbor hotel, making it a great choice for families who p[lan to visit the theme parks. The hotel offers a quick shuttle ride to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, EPCOT, and Disney Springs every day.
As you step out of the lobby and into the grounds, the island theming continues with the landscaping and water features. Around every turn lies something new and unexpected. Beautiful rock structures complete with waterfalls don’t only draw the eye but the ear. As you explore the resort, the sounds of trickling water and the rustle of the island palms create a serene, almost other-worldly feel.
After making my way through dense, lush, island-inspired landscaping that covers the expanse of the resort, the pathway in front of me opened up to reveal a serene coy pond surrounding a beautifully-lit gazebo.
Around the next bend, a main pool complete with a waterfall feature and slide is the epicenter of fun for a day spent at the resort. Adults can also take advantage of the amenities here, as a 24-hour gym, business center, quiet pool, lobby, and pool bar are part of the hotel’s main features.
Newly Renovated Rooms at the Delta Hotels Orlando Near Disney World
The 718 hotel rooms that make up Delta Hotels by Marriott Orlando received a complete remodel! From the angular woven carpet to the modern art adorning the walls, the rooms feel new and sleek. The rooms ultimately reflect Marriott’s Delta brand’s traditional style. The deeply colored carpet and walls elicit warming undertones that make the space feel more homey and welcoming.
Each bedside is complete with both a USB and a 3-prong outlet. A small table with chairs is the perfect place to set up a laptop or iPad to complete some remote work while overlooking the tropical landscape!
Dining and Drinks
Waves Bar and Grill is your one-stop for specially crafted cocktails and bites while staying at the resort! The specialty cocktails are crafted with tropical ingredients and flavor in mind to maximize guests’ immersion fully. You’ll find everything from a bright Paloma cocktail to a refreshing mojito, to a tart (and strong!) twist on a lemon drop. The cocktails at Waves are definitely something to take advantage of!
If you’re looking to fuel up before your big day in the parks, start your day at The Pointe! The Pointe serves an all-you-can-eat hot breakfast buffet seven days/a week. And at just $18.95 for adults, it’s an affordable option perfect for families with multiple adults and kids with varying taste preferences.
Rounding out the food and beverage offerings is The Marketplace. Just off the lobby, The Marketplace is a quick grab-and-go breakfast and snack location serving Starbucks Coffee…without the massive lines you’ll find in Disney World!
The expansive lobby seating area makes for the perfect location to enjoy your coffee and pastry before grabbing the shuttle to your favorite theme park. Alternatively, you can take your breakfast to-go to maximize your vacation. Overall, the Delta Hotels by Marriott Orlando is a family-friendly hotel perfect for those wanting to spend their vacations in the local Theme Parks. The hotel is clean and expansive, and offers amenities for every guest!
Thanks to Delta Hotels by Marriott for hosting us for an opportunity to view the new renovations at the hotel, where we were given the opportunity to see the changes as well as conduct interviews.