At the beginning of last year, the Orlando Business Journal overheard a developer name-dropping the Planet Hollywood name for a hotel project on International Drive.
Interestingly, that project has just been changed to the ORLANDO EYE and will include a massive 425-foot observation wheel similar to the London Eye along with lots of retail and restaurants (which sounds awesome.) BUT we also read that Wyndham Resorts is working on redeveloping their adjacent property to the Orlando Eye, the Wyndham Orlando Resort, including turning some rooms over to retail, upgrading the existing rooms (the renovations are still ongoing) and building a new hotel tower. BOOM. We think that could be it. And Orlando is perfect for a Planet Hollywood resort (there's already a big resto at Disney's Pleasure Island) since the theme park destination draws around the same amount of
crazies tourists as Las Vegas, which is also kind of like a big theme park destination...for debauchery. (Orlando had over 50 million visitors in 2012 while Vegas had about 40 million.)
Or maybe we're just letting our imaginations run away but we suspect we'll be proven right or wrong in 2014.
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