Universal Orlando Resort announces new value-priced resort, no Unlimited Express Pass included
Published: July 9, 2012 at 10:14 AM
The Central Florida theme park destination will once again team up with Loews Hotels and Resorts, who are also involved in the operations of Universal's current three on-site accommodations offerings.
The hotel will be named Cabana Bay Beach Resort and will be themed around classic American driving vacations of years gone by.
Concept art courtesy Universal
The resort will feature a total of 1800 rooms, 900 of which will be large family suites, capable of accommodating up to six people, with the other 900 being standard hotel rooms priced at a value to moderate level.
This is Universal's first major move towards providing value accommodation at the Orlando resort, and could be a move to try and lure tourists away from the increasing value offerings at Walt Disney world.
Whilst many of the amenities and perks offered in Universal's current hotels, including early park admission, will be available at the Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal's Unlimited Express Access will not be complementary.
“Our new hotel will give guests an affordable, incredibly themed on-site hotel experience unlike anything else at our resort,” Tom Williams, chairman and chief executive officer, Universal Parks & Resorts told Orlando Attractions Magazine.
“Our new family suites and family-value pricing will give our guests on-site options they’ve never had before.”