Universal partner shares first look at new Orlando hotels

November 7, 2023, 6:44 PM · Universal Orlando's hotel partner - Loews Hotels - jumped the gun today and apparently accidentally posted the website for the one of resort's new South Campus hotels.

The Stella Nova and Terra Luna Resorts will stand alongside the entrance to Universal Orlando's new Epic Universe theme park, on the resort's South Campus near the Orange County Convention Center. The webpages that Loews published today, then quickly took down, revealed the opening date for the Stella Nova hotel as January 21, 2025.

Epic Universe has not been expected to open until late spring or early summer of that year, so it's possible that either the hotels will open in advance of the park, or this was just a dummy date pasted into website copy that was not authorized for release yet.

Either way, here's a look at the hotels, via the Loews Hotel website.

Universal Stella Nova Resort

And here is what the site had to say, "Inspired by the infinite vastness of the unknown universe, where galaxies spiral ever outward, and unknown worlds revolve around unnamed stars, Universal Stella Nova Resort, opening January 21, 2025, is your new gateway to Universal Orlando Resort.

"You’ll enjoy endless family fun with a massive pool, standard rooms that sleep up to four, multiple dining options, and tons of recreational fun."

The pool at the Stella Nova Resort
The pool at the Stella Nova Resort

The Stella Nova lobby
The Stella Nova lobby

Dining area at the hotel
Dining area at the hotel

Guest room at the Stella Nova Resort
A guest room at the Stella Nova Resort

Guest room layout
Guest room layout

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Replies (10)

November 7, 2023 at 10:19 PM

WOW! This is what Galactic Starcruiser should’ve been!

November 8, 2023 at 12:40 AM

Love that they included the big traffic circle in the background. TBH I can't wait to see that thing in action, its so odd I feel like there is definitely meme potential.

November 8, 2023 at 6:11 AM

The rendering is a view looking from inside the park, out towards Williamsburg.

The circular road shown, is only for show, or they are planning to add one at the Kirkman/Universal intersection.

November 8, 2023 at 8:41 AM


Basically this giant elevated circle being built to keep Universal traffic off of the main roads.

November 8, 2023 at 8:41 AM

room set up looks very similar to Aventura, which is small but functional. cool theme and look to this, especially love those windows.

November 8, 2023 at 9:42 AM

It kind of reminds me of the lobby in the Aventura over on the old property.

When the park opens, we are budgeting for a two-night stay estimating it will cost $1,000 per night (including tax, parking, fees, etc.). We look forward to enjoying "endless family fun" as well as "tons of recreational fun".

If UEU offers "skip-the-line" benefits at the new park $1K a night (plus $200 per day park tickets) would be well worth it.

November 8, 2023 at 10:45 AM

My wife and I love these concept art images. The mid century design is a favorite of our and she got the call backs in design to JFK airports old TWA terminal. Look up the terminal and the interior design of the lobby and the food hall. The similarities are striking.

November 8, 2023 at 12:23 PM

Yes, it does look very Saarien.

I wonder if that bedroom window is a fake window. I hope so.

November 9, 2023 at 10:53 AM

That’s nice but still no insider info in the new park itself - guess it’s back to YouTube

November 9, 2023 at 11:20 PM

Alicia Stella with Theme Park Stop has the best Epic Universe update videos. She is outstanding and her speculation is never wrong.

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