Universal Orlando's Cabana Bay Beach Resort Has Put Up Its Retro Sign
Orlando's newest hotel, The Cabana Bay Beach Resort at Universal Studios, is in the midst of putting the finishing touches on its sprawling 1,800 room resort. Just last week, the hotel's 52-foot tall retro sign went up, signaling not only that the hotel is close to opening but also giving passerby's a hint of what to expect--a themed resort inspired by the beach resorts of the 1950s and 60s. Notice the promise of "color TV" and "cold air."
You'll get a feel for that theme mostly in the guest rooms which feature mid-century furniture and decor. But don't worry, there will be flat-screens and free WiFi in the rooms too. On-site there will also be two outdoor pool complexes, including a lazy river; a retro bowling alley, game room and several dining options. There's even a Starbucks too! But despite the name, there's no actual beach at this beach resort.
About 600 of the moderately priced rooms, most of which are meant to accommodate families, will open on March 31st with the rest to follow later in the year. Rates will start around $174 a night, compared to $300 a night at the other Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando. Check out our Sneak Peek of the hotel for more information. And while you wait for the opening, follow the hotel on Facebook and Instagram to get even more insider info on what's going on at the hotel.
[Photos and renderings: Cabana Bay Beach Resort]