Billed as a “new hospitality category that will forever change the landscape of luxury vacation rental homes,” newly opened Evermore Orlando Resort offers guests a unique new option in the Florida theme park capital. The 450-hectare property, which boasts its own lagoon and beach,
Is located less than 5 km. from Walt Disney World, and notably includes the new Conrad Orlando.
Evermore offers luxury accommodations from two-bedroom villas and four-bedroom flats, all the way up to 11-bedroom houses where resort guests receive all the services and conveniences of a hotel, including a full-sized washer and dryer, fully equipped kitchens with high-end appliances, plus oversized common areas designed to facilitate togetherness.
At the heart of it all is eight-hectare Evermore Bay, with beaches and crystal-clear swimming areas, and providing activities from paddle boarding and kayaking to a rope swing and family water slide. The beach areas include zero entry swim areas, bars, cabanas, and private fire-pits.
Meanwhile, golfers can choose between two 18-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed courses, and foodies have an array of dining options, from casual bites at a waterside food truck, to upscale dining overlooking Evermore Bay. Pre-made meals can also be delivered to guest units, while private chefs can also be arranged.
“Evermore offers a vastly superior short-term rental experience by solving the inconsistency problems of renting someone’s personal home while also providing hotel-like service and security,” says Christopher Kelsey, President of Dart Interests, the resort’s developer.
“Evermore is Orlando’s only true destination resort worthy of a vacation even without a trip to the theme parks,” he adds. “Within the resort, we have created whole neighbourhoods of resort-owned, purpose-built vacation rental homes in concert with a true luxury hotel to provide high-quality, bespoke experiences for all sizes and types of groups from couples to large conferences, particularly including multi-family and multi-generational vacations.”
Meanwhile, uniquely nestled within Evermore, Conrad Orlando marks the brand’s debut in the city and is its second property in the Sunshine State. With 433 rooms, the hotel draws inspiration from Florida’s more than 1,000 natural springs and the 200-hectare nature preserve adjacent to the property.
There are five distinct dining venues; the Conrad Spa Orlando and Water Garden; Evermore Bay, the crystalline lagoon and expansive pool complex shared with Evermore; plus, more than 6,000 sq. m. of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space.
Conrad Orlando’s design synchronizes with the area’s natural landscape to create an indoor-outdoor environment for relaxation and rejuvenation and embraces the use of organic shapes and fluid lines to emulate the flow of water, while natural wood tones and use of regional materials, such as limestone, create the tie back to land.
The resort’s guest rooms and suites include oak flooring, plush beds outfitted with Frette linens, built-in closets, well-appointed bathrooms with marbled double vanities, and Byredo bath products, stocked minibars with Nespresso machines, and in-room dining offerings.
Accommodations include 61 elegant suites ranging from one to three bedrooms, all with exclusive amenities, such as standalone soak tubs and outdoor living space.
Ten Family Suites offer a private bedroom along with a full living room featuring a comfortable pullout sofa and two twin bunkbeds, able to be tucked away behind pocket doors.
Five dining experiences include Sophia’s Trattoria, celebrating the diverse culinary traditions of Southern Italy; Apéro lobby bar; the Polynesian-inspired Papaya Club; Spoon, for casual all-day dining; and the property’s crown jewel, Ceiba, offering contemporary rooftop dining rooted in Mexican tradition with a focus on heirloom ingredients and agave-forward spirits.
First published at Travel Industry Today