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“Unwrap” New Enhancements at Four Seasons Resort Orlando, in Time for a Fun-Filled Holiday Vacation at the Most Magical Place on Earth

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — ‘Tis the season to celebrate the holidays in paradise, where palm trees twinkle in glittering lights, and magical memories can be made with a winter escape to Central Florida’s only AAA Five Diamond resort.  This holiday season, Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort is an even prettier package to unwrap, with guestrooms and suites having undergone a refresh, ensuring the sparkling gem of a resort maintains its one-of-a-kind luster. With festive resort offerings including special décor, decadent food and beverage selections, entertaining kids club programming, and the premier accommodations in Orlando, the most wonderful time of the year is even more wonderful when vacationing at #FSOrlando.

The resort's palm pathway is illuminated in holiday lights to celebrate the season.

“Unwrap” New Enhancements at Four Seasons Resort Orlando, in Time for a Fun-Filled Holiday Vacation in Orlando

Enhancements
Four Seasons Resort Orlando worked with Wimberly Interiors to enhance the resort’s guestroom product, including all new carpeting in the guestrooms, suites and corridors; several new furnishings in the guestrooms; and new decorative artwork. The furnishings in the guestrooms have been upgraded to include new nightstands, tables, ottomans, chairs, platform beds, sofa beds, and several new decorative pendant and sconce lights.  The resort offers Plum wine machines in Park View guestrooms and all suites, and in these rooms, a new custom cabinet was built for the Plum machines, creating a beautiful, sleek in-room wine bar.

The guestrooms feature a primary color palette of soft blue, grey and taupe. Guestrooms that featured two full-size beds now have two queen-size beds, providing more comfort, and the modern headboards offer USB/power access.  Oval guestroom desks have been replaced with round tables, ideal for couples or children to gather for in-room dining.

Four Seasons Resort Orlando utilized Kevin Barry Fine Art to source new artwork for the updated rooms and suites, and while the majority of the pieces reflect a geometrical or modern look, often there is a story behind each piece. For instance, several geometric art pieces were inspired by EPCOT’s Spaceship Earth attraction. Artwork featuring embossed paper designs took inspiration from the stars and constellations, and the iconic Disney song “When You Wish Upon a Star.”

“We’re thrilled to present our guests with this enhanced guestroom product, combined with our unparalleled resort amenities,” said Thomas Steinhauer, regional vice president and general manager of Four Seasons Resort Orlando. “With a beautiful place to vacation—paired with the personalized and caring service provided by our dedicated team, I’m extremely proud of all our resort has to offer.”

Deck the Palms
The resort’s beauty extends beyond the interior, with its stunning palm-lined pathway illuminated by twinkling lights, and many festive wreaths and poinsettias. From the holiday inspired floral arrangements in the lobby to the incredible chocolate display made by Executive Pastry Chef Rabii Saber, Four Seasons glows with festive spirit that is sure to delight all ages. The lobby will be ornamented with elegant colors of plum and gold, complete with a grand 12-foot-tall Christmas tree, wreaths and

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Orlando airport travel rebounding gradually; Southwest to stop keeping middle seats open

Orlando International Airport leaders are celebrating some of the busiest days for travelers since the plunge in activity this spring because of the pandemic.

Airport director Phil Brown said the activity levels indicate the beginning of a multiyear recovery and “reflects a pent-up demand for travel” that he hopes will carry through to the holidays.

Airport leaders rely on the Transportation Security Administration’s screening figures as the most current indication of activity. More than 36,000 passengers were checked by TSA officers on Sunday, which, by that category, placed Orlando’s airport as the busiest in Florida and fifth-busiest in the nation, according to airport officials.

It was also the nation’s busiest day, topping a combined 1 million passengers screened by the Transportation Security Administration, which hadn’t dealt with such a volume since March.

But on the same Sunday last year, TSA officers counted 2.6 million passengers. Overall, the nation’s climb to 1 million passengers screened in a day has been gradual since a low of fewer than 88,000 passengers on April 14.

A sign of the uptick in air travel: Southwest Airlines on Thursday announced it would no longer keep middle seats open, beginning Dec. 1.

“It was easy for airlines to block middle seats early in the pandemic when there was very little customer demand for flights,” said Scott Keyes, chief executive officer of Scott’s Cheap Flights, a website service that notifies subscribers of low fares.

“But with demand slowly creeping back up for months, it’s becoming costly for airlines to continue blocking middle seats. At some point Southwest had to rip the band-aid off, and I would expect Delta, Alaska, and jetBlue to follow suit soon,” Keyes said.

Southwest Airlines said its decision to no longer block off middle is based on studies “that point to aircraft cabins as an environment where transmission of the virus is statistically improbable for two primary reasons: the uniform usage of masks; and sophisticated air systems that introduce fresh air throughout a flight.”

Among airlines, Southwest Airlines maintains a sizable lead in average daily departures from Orlando International Airport, with 70 nonstop flights to 28 cities. That’s a third fewer than a year ago.

American, Spirit, Frontier, Delta and JetBlue have similar numbers of daily flights in the mid-20s range. JetBlue operated nearly 40 flights daily last year. United is lagging behind with 17 average daily departures.

“We do see some increases in demand, as well as continued increases in customer confidence,” said Delta spokesman Drake Castañeda. “Delta continues to evaluate its schedule and is adjusting as needed based on customer demand, government travel directives and CDC guidelines.”

With tepid activity levels compared with the the start of 2020, both Orlando’s airport and airlines nationally are planning to shed more jobs, scale back costs and leave planes parked.

Orlando International Airport has not been cleared yet for flights to and from much of Europe. Service on U.S. and foreign carriers continues to Canada, Mexico, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Panama.

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Westgate Vacation Villas Orlando: Pictures, Reviews & Floor Plans


Free Park Shuttle

Get free shuttle service to Disney, Universal, SeaWorld, and Orlando Premium Outlets.


Great for Kids

There’s a fun playground for younger kids.


Pet Friendly

Bring your pets for a $170 fee per pet, plus a $100 pet deposit per stay.


Lazy River

Vacation Villas shares the massive Ship Wreck Island water park with Town Center next door.


Water Park

Your kids will have a blast at Pirate’s Cove Water Park.


Poolside Bar

Grab a well-deserved drink by the pool at Banana Cabana.


Residences with Balcony

Two-bedroom residences have private balconies – take in the view.


Residences with Jetted Tub

Grab a glass of wine and a good book for good long soak in the jetted tub (one in each 2-bedroom condo).
Westgate Vacation Villas Orlando is located in the heart of Orlando, just seven miles from Walt Disney World’s® Magic Kingdom®. After dropping off your luggage in your condo, get changed into swimsuits, grab pool toys and water wings, slather everyone with sunblock and get ready to be amazed. Westgate Vacation Villas is part of the larger Westgate Town Center Resort, which gives you access to fourteen pools and hot tubs and kid’s wading pools. Hungry? Cordovano Joe’s Pizza serves authentic New York-style pizza, and they’ll deliver to you poolside! Or if you are in a mood for some Chicken Marsala stop by the newly-opened Villa Italiano Chophouse located onsite. Treat yourself to a cocktail from the Banana Cabana Poolside Bar, located at pool thirteen. That’s not all! You will also receive access to the pirate-themed Ship Wreck Island Water Park. Kids won’t be able to get enough of Black Beard’s Pirate Ship water playground, the two fully enclosed tube slides of Cannon Ball Falls and the fully enclosed see-through Pirate’s Plunge Drop Slide. Little ones will love the water play area at Paradise Cove. Enjoy a relaxing float along the lazy river, a snack at Jolly Roger’s Galley or a drink at one of the two bars. Throughout the water park are several water cannons and palm trees with jetted fountains. When you return to Westgate Vacation Villas, catch a movie at the complimentary on-site movie theater. It has three screenings per day of Disney films. Sports enthusiasts will appreciate the basketball, tennis and beach volleyball courts.

Studio condos sleep four guests. Kitchenettes with mini fridge, microwave, toaster and coffee maker are perfect for making the basics or heating up leftovers. Don’t feel like cooking? Draft’s Sports Bar & Grill serves gourmet burgers, pizzas and appetizers along with draft and bottled beer. Get your caffeine fix at Sid’s Bistro; it serves Starbucks coffee, espresso and even frappuccino beverages. Surprise the kids with a stop at Hershey’s Ice Cream Shop for dessert. One- to two-bedroom condos sleep four to six guests. Stop by Joe’s Marketplace – or nearby Publix Supermarket – to stock your full kitchen. Get your Betty Crocker on and bake up a batch of your famous fudge brownies. You shouldn’t have

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Hotels in Orlando | Official: Florida Hotel and Conference Center

Hotels in Orlando | Official: Florida Hotel and Conference Center

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Located at the Florida Mall and close to the Orlando Airport, The Florida Hotel and Conference Center offers city convenience combined with upscale comfort and warm hospitality. From our friendly atmosphere with genuine personalized service, outstanding hotel amenities including casual on site dining, 24 hour fitness center and business center, open air swimming pool. Combined with our unbeatable central location, you’ll discover a welcome and comfortable home base for an unforgettable Orlando vacation in the sunshine state.

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Weddings

Weddings

With modern ballrooms and intimate event spaces, Florida Hotel is the ideal for your entire wedding. Our central location at the Florida Mall, well-appointed guest rooms, delicious dining and outdoor pool offer unrivaled relaxation, shopping and recreation for your guests.

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Meetings

Meetings

Offering over 50, 000 sq. ft. of flexible state-of-the art meeting space, boardrooms and break away rooms, the Florida Hotel and Conference Center is a premier meeting destination in Orlando.

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Socials

Socials

Ideal for anniversaries, birthdays, reunions and private functions and with 50, 000 sq. ft. of contemporary and stylish event space available, paired with an experienced events team and a collection of on-site dining.

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Weddings

Weddings

With modern ballrooms and intimate event spaces, Florida Hotel is the ideal for your entire wedding. Our central location at the Florida Mall, well-appointed guest rooms, delicious dining and outdoor pool offer unrivaled relaxation, shopping and recreation for your guests.

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Meetings

Offering over 50, 000 sq. ft. of flexible state-of-the art meeting space, boardrooms and break away rooms, the Florida Hotel and Conference Center is a premier meeting destination in Orlando.

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Socials

Ideal for anniversaries, birthdays, reunions and private functions and with 50, 000 sq. ft. of contemporary and stylish event space available, paired with an experienced events team and a collection of on-site dining.

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Nice clean, well decorated hotel. The staff was helpful each time I had a question. I enjoyed that it is directly attached to the mall so there is no trouble finding places to eat and shop. This was especially helpful as I was without transportation so no bother to

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Orlando Meeting and Convention Hotel

Orlando Meeting and Convention Hotel | International Drive Hotel


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Located at the crossroads of convenience and distinction, Rosen Plaza® is Orlando’s unforgettable choice for families to connect, couples to retreat and groups to discover their collaborative spirit. Experience The Rosen DifferenceⓇ with award-winning hospitality from our expert staff and see why Rosen Plaza® raises the bar for even the most well-seasoned traveler. Rosen Plaza® is embedded in the heart of Orlando’s entertainment-rich International Drive, minutes from area attractions and connected to the Orlando County Convention Center. Come…stay…and let us envelop you in extraordinary luxury with personalized service that only Rosen Plaza® can offer.

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A restful night’s sleep has never felt — or looked — so good. Sleek and contemporary, Rosen Plaza®’s tastefully-appointed guestrooms and suites offer all the comforts of your home away from home. ADA compliant rooms are available and include the amenities necessary to meet the standards for accessibility. With sweeping views of the city skyline and attractions, our spacious guestrooms are a serene and stylish getaway.

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Choices to Satisfy Every Appetite

Orlando’s Rosen Plaza Hotel creates the tastiest dishes to satisfy every appetite and palate for any time of the day and night. Choose from fresh steaks and seafood at Jack’s Place Restaurant or a more casual dining experience with a full menu and extensive buffets offered twice daily at Cafe Matisse. Start your day with coffee and pastries at Smoooth Java. Later, relax at our lobby bar or 3NINE Orlando. In-Room Dining and 24-hour Lite Bite with hot and cold snacks complete your dining experience.

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Ideally located on Orlando’s International Drive,

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Florida Vacation Homes | Vacation Rentals Orlando

Vacation Pool Homes Reviews

Sharon Louey


Our stay at 1023 Suffolk Place, Davenport (House 4706TS) was awesome! Everything that we needed was available and all Disney Parks are only a short drive away. House is HUGH and can accommodate our entire extended families. Boys were in the pool until midnight every night! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful house. We will definitely rent again!


February 19, 2019

Vacation Pool Homes Reviews

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We stayed at Paradise Palms with Vacation Pool Homes for 8 nights from the 4th July 2018, wow, we loved this resort and the house was fantastic, sparkling clean and with everything you could want provided. The resort itself has a nice large pool to lounge round although we were there to do Disney so didn’t have too much time by it. The pool in the back garden was also lovely to sit by or dip into to for a cool down. The air con in the house was essential and worked brilliantly. The office were friendly and super efficient and helped us with check in on a public holiday. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay, thank you!


July 17, 2018

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Michael Hayden


Just checked out. It’s sad leaving . We loved our stay. The house was very nice and my children loved the pool. The staff was also very helpful and attentive. We will be booking again very soon


June 27, 2018

Vacation Pool Homes Reviews

Gayle Ventus


My family and I stayed at the Shadow Mountain 6 bed/6 bath home from 12/15-12/22. I can not say enough about how much we LOVED it. The house was spacious, and beautiful. Our home away from home, helped to make out vacation even better. The pool is heated, we weren’t aware until the last day, just remember to tell me property management that you want the pool heated.


December 29, 2017

Vacation Pool Homes Reviews

Jason Brown Brown


Wow! Stayed at Paradise Palms for springbreak. Vacation Scandi is like a hidden jewel. I’m sure glad to have discovered this diamond of resort. Pictures are as described! A paradise! This was our families 1st vacation. We will be back. Staff were very friendly especially Tatianna. They were available and ready to help make your stay as relaxing and stress free as possible! The house was spotless, modern and clean. The private pool was a hit with kids after a day at the park. Loved the gated secure facilities that give you a peace of mind. All the other resort ammenities offered made it hard to leave! Thanks for the memories that my kids will forever talk about. Definitely worth the money!


April 6, 2017

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Cheandro Baromeo


Awesome home.We stayed in October 2016. The home was clean and really beautiful. We had fun we were 6 adults and a baby. The best vacation that I have ever gone to. Will be visiting another time for sure.


November 29, 2016

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The Best Vacation Rentals Deals Orlando

Advantage Vacation Homes – Vacation Rental specialist in Orlando since 1989

Want to relax and unwind in an Orlando vacation home? Your vacation deserves to come with award-winning service and hospitality, and this is what we guarantee you. Considering there is so much that happens in this part of the world, Orlando is the world class family vacation destination. At Advantage Vacation Homes, we offer a wide collection of best vacation home rentals as well as town home rentals, which are located within driving distance from Walt Disney World® Resort and Universal Orlando Resort. This means that our homes are located minutes away from top attractions in Orlando.

With lakes, shopping, and arguably the greatest theme parks on the planet, Orlando has unending fun to offer families for incredible vacations. The memories made here will last a lifetime. Advantage Vacation Homes features the very best in Kissimmee vacation rentals, all within close proximity to all area attractions. We specialize in the top-quality Vacation Rentals since 1989. Our collection of town homes, resort condos, and pool homes near Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, and Sea World Orlando has received an Excellent rating from Trip Advisor.

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Orlando Vacation Homes & Disney Area Vacation Homes

Orlando Vacation & Disney World Vacation Planning Services – Call 888.746.5446

Homes4UU has been offering Orlando Vacation Homes and Disney Area Vacation Rentals for 20 +YEARS STRONG and have assisted over  100,000 families since 1998.

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This situation as we all know is changing daily. This is the most challenging we as a small company have faced in 22 years of business. We have always done our best to treat guests like family and friends & over the years have built relationships that have lasted for years. We value you, our loyal guests, and no crisis will change us or our work & personal ethics.  Read More about how we’re handeling the situation.

We offer over 1000  Florida vacation rentals featuring game rooms, spas, and themed bedrooms.  All of our Orlando Disney area Vacation Homes are on the doorstep of the Walt Disney World Resort area.   

Homes4UU is licensed & bonded with the State of Florida.  Seller of  Travel # ST-31835.

It was such an awesome experience working with Homes4uu. They were amazing I highly recommend them to anyone!!!

~Alex B.

Everything was as expected – smooth check in, great house for our group of 10 people, all at a great and affordable price. I’d definitely recommend booking with Homes4uu. Thanks for everything I’ll be working with them for my next trip!

~John S.

Outstanding service!!! Highly recommend!!! Third year using their services, and will continue to use them in the future. The representative, Tracy, was very polite and professional. Awesome job!!!

~Peter U.

I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful vacation home we staying in last week. Our family and friends loved it. The Highlands Reserve subdivision was spectacular. We arrived home last night and miss our Florida Vacation home so much already. It was absolutely beautiful and everyone had a great time. It was WAY better than what we expected.

~Thanks again! See you next year !!! – Kurt Hawkins

My family has enjoyed our stay at Solterra Resort 3 years in a row. The houses are absolutely top notch. What you see in the pictures are truly what you get in person. Solterra is our home away from home. We have officially made Solterra our family’s annual vacation spot. Special shout out to Tracy and Lisa for always being so helpful and personable!!!

~Lillian.

This was our 2nd time using Homes4uu  and we loved our house both times!   The staff, Lisa in particular is amazing, quick and so helpful!   The homes are always spotless upon arrival.  They’re located close to everything you need.

~K. Eisenmann

Just wanted you to know how satisfied we were with the accommodations. Absolutely the best deal I have ever made!

~Joyce Blake

Just wanted to let you know we stayed in one of your homes in March and absolutely loved it! Everything was beautiful and very clean. I am already recommending it to people. As a former travel consultant I cant remember being more pleased with any place I have ever stayed in.
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Orlando Vacation Rentals | Disney Vacation Homes


Orlando Vacation Homes

Palm Tree
Vacation Homes is a family run company which offers a great selection of
affordable family-friendly vacation condos, townhomes and pool homes close to
Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Palm Tree Vacation Homes can offer you a Orlando vacation rental at a fraction
of the price of a hotel room. Why stay in a cramped hotel room when you can stay
in your own Disney area vacation home. All of our vacation homes are within 3
miles of Mickey and his friends – and perfectly placed to make sure you can
enjoy more of the fun that the theme parks and attractions have to offer!
BREAK THE HOTEL HABIT
!!

Why not spoil yourself by choosing a Orlando vacation rental condo, townhome or
pool home located in one of the gated-community resorts such as Windsor Hills,
Windsor Palms, Legacy Dunes, Paradise
Palms, Emerald
Island
or Sun Lake – with clubhouse, pool
facilities and other amenities all close to
Walt Disney World and the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom & Hollywood Studios
theme parks and only
minutes to Universal Studios Orlando & SeaWorld Orlando and other attractions.
All our rentals are only a short drive from the ESPN Wide World of Sport and the
Orange County Convention Center if your in town for one of the many sporting
events or conventions hosted in Orlando.

Why a vacation home? The cost per person is only a
fraction of the price of hotels… and yet in a vacation home from Palm Tree
Vacation Homes you get more living space, more privacy, more amenities, better
furnishings, more security… and in most cases your family will be staying
closer to the parks and attractions… so you will be able to enjoy them so much
longer.

Just pick your dates and then either
Email us
for a quote, call us Toll Free (1-866-4-FLA-SUN) or book
on-line through our secure booking form….it’s that easy. We look after all the
hassle – and you get to enjoy your vacation.

Do you own a Orlando vacation rental condo, townhome or pool home, then we offer
a great vacation home management service to look after your home!! Check out our
management pages.

 

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Orlando vacation rentals, homes, villas, condos near Disney Kissimmee

THE VILLADIRECT EXPERIENCE

Make your Orlando vacation home stay magical!

Get the VillaDirect Experience with more space, more rooms and more family time with Orlando vacation homes from VillaDirect. Relax and unwind in you own private spacious, and secluded master bedroom suite. Enjoy resort-style vacationing and luxury amenities like vacation home theaters, game rooms, private pools and spas.

Treat yourself to award winning hospitality and service, all just minutes away from the Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando® and the white, sandy beaches of central Florida. From two-bedroom condos perfect for family getaways to 10-bedroom pool homes with space for almost 30 people, there is a VillaDirect Orlando vacation home rental to suit every need and budget.

Experience Orlando Vacation Rentals

An Orlando vacation home from VillaDirect is perfect for any occasion. Whether you are getting the family together for a reunion or preparing for a destination wedding, we have all of the space for everyone to be together.

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Experience Peace of Mind

When you stay with VillaDirect, you know that you are getting value without the risk. With an A+ rating from the BBB and being one of the top names in Orlando vacation homes, VillaDirect is a name that you can trust.

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Experience Florida Fun

Don’t miss any Florida fun! There’s so much to see and do all year around, such as the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, the Flower Festival, Mardi Gras at Universal Studios, or SeaWorld’s newest attractions and shows.

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Experience Savings

Save money on your Orlando vacation by renting a vacation home at 40-60% less than a hotel and having all of the useful home options such as cooking, washing your clothes and close parking right at your fingertips.

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