Villatel Orlando Resort has officially opened, debuting the Villatel brand’s “villa hotel” in one of the nation’s most popular tourist destinations.
These private, upscale villa rentals – set on 77 acres of $500 million resort property – come with hotel-style amenities located on International Drive, about eight minutes down the road from the Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World theme parks.
"We’re thrilled to welcome guests to Villatel Orlando Resort as we unveil the first phase of a new kind of hospitality that will truly change the way people travel,” said Stephen Lobell, CEO of Villatel. "Our concept reimagines the short-term vacation rental space by offering a custom product that’s consistently beautiful and clean, and a service level that’s always reliable.”
Lobell added that the resort’s accommodations offer the “best of both” a hotel room and a vacation rental. Guests can enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, expansive living spaces, game loft, pool, en-suite bedrooms, and a variety of resort amenities, “all cleaned and serviced to upscale hotel standards.”
Villatel Orlando Resort has partnered with its sister brand and in-house creative team, Immersive Scenic Studios, to offer detailed, themed kids’ rooms and entertainment centers, including home theaters and game rooms, at the resort.
This is just the first phase of Villatel Orlando’s opening. By 2025, the resort will open all 526 units and approximately 200,00 square-feet of amenities, such as a water park, grand pool, sports courts, kids’ playgrounds, a gym, and more.
“As excited as we are to bring the first set of villas to market for guests to enjoy, the launch of our remaining 400-plus units and sprawling water park and amenity center will really take this destination to another level,” Lobell said.
Once fully open, Villatel Orlando will have 256 apartment-style suites and 270 grand single-family homes of varied sizes.