Benchmark opens phase one of The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando
Set on Lake Austin, amid a portion of Central Florida's conservation grounds, The Grove launched with 184 of its 878 residential-style suites that help simplify family and group travel.
The Grove joins Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, a dynamically expanding portfolio that is part of Benchmark, a global hospitality company
Benchmark includes 70 domestic and international properties under two distinctive and unique brands, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels and the Gemstone Collection. Alex Cabañas, Benchmark's chief executive officer, made the announcement.
The Grove Resort & Spa Orlando boasts spacious accommodations that span up to nearly 1,600 square feet, matched with a standout amenity package that will roll out in stages.
Opening with three swimming pools, a spa, fitness center, two bars and lounges, a large-scale grab-and-go, a lakefront pier with watersports, and a children's game room, The Grove will grow to also include a variety of other dining options and an on-site water park with a dual rider surf simulator, winding lazy river, and multiple water slides.
Uniquely located only three miles from Walt Disney World Resort's Western Way entrance, The Grove is the first hotel of its kind to open on the booming west side of Disney World.
The Grove's lakefront setting blends with a natural marsh and wooded landscape to offer an unexpected retreat from the fast pace of neighboring theme parks and area activities, including Magic Kingdom Park, Animal Kingdom Park, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Orlando, shopping, dining, and entertainment at Disney Springs, as well as LEGOLAND Florida (Winter Haven).
Luxury shopping is also located nearby, with stores such as Gucci, Valentino, Bottega Veneta, and more.
A myriad of activities and residential style accommodations establish The Grove as a destination of its own, building on the benefits of the resort's prime location near many of the city's top attractions.
Generously sized one, two, and three bedroom suites – each dressed in hues and materials that draw inspiration from The Grove's natural surroundings – provide all the comforts of home with oversized floorplans that range between 1,264 square feet (117 square meters) and 1,544 square feet (143 square meters).
Each features a living and dining area, full kitchen, up to three bathrooms, a screened balcony, and a full-size washer and dryer.
Association, incentive, and corporate meetings, as well as social events, will find a home at The Grove Resort & Spa.
With 6,000 square feet of flexible indoor space, and poolside, lawn, and garden alfresco venues for intimate meetings or large groups, the resort accommodates up to 250 people with on-site catering and audiovisual support available. ■
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