Lake Nona is trying to define the future of hospitality in Orlando with the opening of a new lifestyle hotel this Fall. Lake Nona, a leading wellness center and community of the future, aims to become a new model for the complete vacation, located minutes from Orlando International Airport (MCO) and close to Orlando’s notorious attractions.
The hotel will feature 216 guest rooms, 16 one-bedroom suites and two penthouse suites within architectural design inspired by waves of energy.
Guests can expect an experience elevated by technology yet grounded in wellbeing. The hotel experience is complemented by the nearby Dr. Deepak Chopra’s Mind-Body Zone and Spa at Lake Nona Performance Club.
Lake Nona, a 17-square-mile destination, is dubbed “a smart city with soul.” The Lake Nona community is home to everything from the nation’s largest fleet of autonomous shuttles to first class restaurants and entertainment venues creating an incomparable open-air, social atmosphere for visitors.
“We invite guests to retreat to Lake Nona, where world-class wellness and culinary experiences are enhanced by thoughtful technological touches all at the heart of a beautifully designed community,’’ said said Suzie Yang, General Manager, Lake Nona Wave Hotel.
New Hotel Tech
Aiming to become the country’s leading innovative hotel, Lake Nona Wave Hotel will be a showcase for the future of innovation in the hospitality industry. Lake Nona Wave Hotel will offer some first-of-its-kind amenities including View Smart Windows that tint using predictive intelligence in response to the sun and outdoor conditions; voice-automated in-room controls; TOTO smart toilets; Healthe Inc. Cleanse Solutions that keep vital surfaces sanitized; in-room tablets; keyless entry and more. The hotel’s mobile app will allow guests to control their entire stay at the touch of a button. Guest who have forgotten their toothbrush, want to have certain food items waiting in their room upon their arrival or want to discover the many weekly enrichment events available to them can find these functions within the app.
In addition, hotel guests will be able to step outside of the hotel to witness self-driving shuttles, robotic lawn mowers, super-fast free WiFi 6, Verizon 5G Innovation Hub and coming soon – an electric air ‘’taxi’’ network. This is a destination which celebrates the future, today.
The hotel’s Living Room lobby will feature intimate seating areas, a dramatic stadium staircase lounge and an eccentric game room all adorned with pop-art inspired niches that serve as playful conversation starters.
Lake Nona Wave Hotel will feature two destination dining concepts and two mixology driven cocktail bars. A signature evening restaurant will overlook Lake Nona Town Center’s Plaza, while a second eatery and lounge will host breakfast, lunch and dinner overlooking the pool deck. A tranquil by day and upbeat by night retreat will be found at the hotel’s pool oasis flanked by chic, pastel-hued cabanas.
At the epicenter of Lake Nona Town Center, guests have access to explore nearby dining and entertainment establishments on foot, by bicycle or via autonomous shuttles. An open air destination with restaurants, an outdoor stage, and beach volleyball employs14 re-purposed shipping containers and offers Park Pizza & Brewing Co., Canvas Restaurant and Chroma for casual and upscale dining.
Wellness in Mind
Guests can stay fit along miles of surrounding nature trails, or use the hotel’s Technogym-powered fitness studio with access to the new Lake Nona Performance Club, a 130,000-square-foot center of wellbeing. Fusing exercise, medical fitness and positive health intentions Lake Nona Performance Club offers a comprehensive and thoughtfully curated wellness center. Located steps away from Lake Nona Wave Hotel, Lake Nona Performance Club is home to Dr. Deepak Chopra’s Mind-Body Zone and Spa, a first-of-its-kind for holistic wellness. The Center will also offer an extensive ROX rock-climbing gym and premier indoor performance training center for golfers in partnership with InClubGolf, their first location in the Southeast.
Within a five-minute drive, guests can explore the surrounding destination’s activities including U.S. Tennis Association National Campus, the largest tennis facility in the nation featuring 100 courts and innovative developmental programs; Nona Adventure Park, a water-based entertainment center with an inflatable aqua-park obstacle course, cable park, and a 60-foot climbing tower with a ropes course and rock walls; Drive Shack, a premium entertainment destination with an augmented reality driving range, accompanied by chef-inspired food, craft cocktails; and more.
As the world looks to re-connect Lake Nona Wave Hotel is at the forefront of the Work, Play, Live movement with 12,000 square feet of event space bathed natural light. UV filtered air-filtration, leading-edge technology for hybrid events and complimentary WiFi 6 for meeting attendees are also selling points. Groups can go beyond the boardroom and enjoy the destination, infusing enrichment classes from Chopra, or lessons in rock climbing or exploring lively Boxi Park. Social events, too, have their place and mostly on the colorful roof-top pool deck that can light up in celebration and indulge in playful culinary treats.