Two New Hotels Planned at International Drive


Two hotels, with a combined total of 600 rooms, are being proposed near International Drive and across from Universal Orlando Resort’s future Epic Universe project.  The two properties were initiated by Auro Hotels, which filed plans with Orange County’s Pointe North development for the construction of these two buildings.  One hotel will be 105,788 square feet on the development’s Lot two, and the other will be 112,373 square feet on Lot four.  Both hotels will occupy seven acres of currently undeveloped land just west of the intersection of Universal Boulevard and Pointe Plaza Avenue.

Plans submitted to the county show the development will include two hotels: a 450-room Marriott tri-branded property, which will be located on lot two, and a 152-room Home2 Suites by Hilton at the Lot four site.

This proposal also shows a potential third hotel on Lot three in between the Marriott and Home2 sites. This would be a 155-room Hilton Garden Inn, in addition to a 638-space parking garage north of the site.  Listed contractors include American Civil Engineering Co. in Winter Springs as the engineer, and Overcash Demmitt Architects in Charlotte, North Carolina, as the architect.

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