Orlando News

Hotel Occupancy

Orlando’s hotel occupancy reached 71% in 2013 and early forecasts for 2014 look strong. The opening of the new Harry Potter ‘Hogwarts Express’ ride at Diagon Alley by Universal, the new roller coaster at Magic Kingdom and the 50th Anniversary of SeaWorld Orlando are all expected to attract tourists by the plane load.

This is great news for Orlando’s hotels AND for vacation home owners who will be hoping to increase bookings this year.

 

New Homes in Kissimmee

Park Square Homes are planning to break ground  in a new 100-home residential community in Kissimmee called Sonoma Resort in the next month or so. Sonoma Resort will feature one- and two-story homes ranging from 1,800-4,000 square feet with four to seven bedrooms and  priced from the mid-$300,000s. Sonoma Resort looks like being the first phase of Sonoma at Tapestry which is a planned 325 home resort community within the Tapestry master plan.

 

Church Street Station

Dining out in Church Street Station in Downtown Orlando is about to finally get interesting again. Chicago’s Stuffed Pizza is to join Hamburger Mary’s, Ferg’s Sports Bar, The Flame Broiler and the new concept Cafe Red by the guys behind Graffiti Junktion.

 

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