In recent news it looks like Orlando will shortly be the home to the first 7 Star Hotel in the U.S. With only 3 working 7 Star Hotels in the world and several more under construction, this is a landmark piece of architecture for Orlando.
The isquare mall + hotel, has been designed by local architectural company Scott Architecture Interior Design (SAID) on behalf of there client. The isquare mall + hotel is expected to cost $300-400 mm and will include:
- Ice Skating
- Performance Theatre
- Meeting and Conference Areas
- Multiple Restaurants
- Revolving Rooftop Restaurants
- Observation Deck
- Spa and Healthclub
- Parking Structure
Images of isquare mall + hotel
Information on the 1square website states the following
“The Height of Luxury
The 7 Star Hotel will be centrally located in the heart of Central Florida in Orlando’s tourism corridor, offering direct access to the exclusive shopping and entertainment on International Drive. International Drive currently caters to today’s business travelers, convention attendees, business executives and tourists seeking luxury accommodations, among their choices iSquare’s extraordinary customer care that will stand out to reflect the seven star service.
Developed by iSquare Mall + Hotel Development, LLC of Orlando, the project is the brainchild of international Developer Abdul Mathin. This Mega Hotel will have 749 superior guest rooms (from 350 square feet to 475 square feet) including 29 super luxury suites will be designed for Celebrities, Billionaires and Sportsmen (from 1200 square feet to 4200 square feet-with 20 feet ceilings), an exclusive Fitness/SPA/Lap pool, a gourmet kitchen will be part of the luxury suites with butler rooms.
A variety of world famous restaurants include a lobby lounge, a piano bar, a Latin/American Restaurant, a Japanese Seafood & Teppanyaki Restaurant, an Italian Cuisine and a Chinese Gourmet Restaurant.
Recreation facilities include 24,000 SF iSquare’s signature SPA to include Turkish Bath, Japanese Mud Bath and finest European SPA, while meeting facilities feature a grand ballroom of 100,000 + square feet and complementary meeting/party rooms.
In addition, the hotel will have a 600 seating live performance Theater, Ice Skating Rink and International Food Court. A Helipad on the roof top to accommodate the arrival of VIP guests. A 24 hour revolving restaurant atop the Hotel with observatory deck. Guests can enjoy shopping from various top designer brand stores in the Mega vertical Mall in the same complex.”
The project is expected to be completed by the summer of 2017.
This got us thinking. Orlando has always been one of the top destinations in the world, but we never considered the need for such an exclusive hotel. Is Orlando changing right before our eyes? Are future demographics destined to bring wealthier visitors and residents?
Perhaps we couldn’t see the woods for the trees. Medical City is booming and executives from high powered conglomerates will obviously want somewhere nice to stay. In fact there is a huge amount of development going on across Central Florida, covering industrial, commercial, sporting, residential as well as resort communities. Maybe Orlando is morphing into something more than a vacation destination. Let’s wait and see!