GRANDE LAKES ORLANDO: THE BEST SPRING DESTINATION
ORLANDO, Florida., March 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Grande Lakes Orlando, the 500-acre luxury resort featuring The Ritz Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott Orlandoinvites you to book a spring vacation and discover its enchanting nature and some of the most rewarding activities that can be found in Florida. From luxurious and newly updated accommodations and leisure experiences to seasonal offerings at The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Tennis Club, sports adventures and hosted eco-tours, swimming pools and a lazy river, there’s something for everyone. . Families, couples and groups looking for a fun warm-weather getaway can also expect an exciting spring break lineup that runs around Easter, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day.
Available this spring
For those looking to stay active this spring, The Ritz-Carlton Golf & Tennis Club is offering several new offerings for the season. At its championship golf course, kids 17 and under play free with every paying adult (limited to 1 free junior per paying adult). Additionally, members of the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Big lakes Members Club have access to exclusive advantages, such as the Caddy Concierge Program. This innovative program pairs each group with a knowledgeable professional tour leader, offering a distinguished level of service usually reserved for private clubs. Each caddy concierge includes course navigation, golf ball placement, yardage stats, golf club cleaning, course strategy tips, flag attendance, as well as hole descriptions and target lines.
On the resort’s three lighted hard tennis courts, guests are welcome to take lessons with new Director of Tennis Vik Ramachandra, with private and semi-private lessons available. In addition to tennis, guests can enjoy the newly added and much-requested Pickleball courts and newly refurbished poolside Bocce Ball courts.
With hundreds of acres of adventure at their disposal, adventurous guests will delight in the Grande Lakes Eco Tours, Sunrise Safari or Falconry Experience. Through these experiences, Grande Lakes Orlando invites guests to explore the region’s incredible ecological environment with a guided tour of Shingle Creek with a certified Florida Master Naturalist to observe and meet the wildlife of Big lakes. During the falconry lesson, daring guests can learn about the history and rules of hunting with birds of prey and have the chance to hold one themselves or participate in a “walk with a falcon”. ” and learn how to call and interact with the hawks in the field.
At the expansive Ritz-Carlton Spa, guests can experience a springtime glow with the newly launched treatment, the bespoke facial by famed Biologique Recherche. Using the revolutionary Skin Instant© method, this hyper-personalized experience delivers the most effective and immediate results for the skin.
Easter week end
The annual Easter extravaganza is back this year with dozens of family-friendly activities for all to enjoy. At The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Easter-themed crafts and activities will be available all weekend at the Ritz Kids Open House, from friday april 15 – sunday april 17. Families can also participate in the Great Easter Egg Hunt at Whisper Creek Farm, where each participant can take home the prizes found in their eggs, including extravagant prizes ranging from two-night stays at Ritz-Carlton Orlando hotels. and JW Marriott Orlando along with curated dining experiences, a family falconry lesson, private poolside cabanas, luxurious spa treatments, and more.
Special holiday dining options include an Easter brunch at Knife & Spoon, the award-winning steak and seafood restaurant designed and run by the celebrity chef John Tesar. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Highball & Harvest will serve a special addition to its à la carte menu of Southern-inspired cuisine featuring ingredients sourced from local farms, accompanied by craft cocktails exclusively for guests of a night.
At the JW Marriott Orlando, Easter weekend will kick off with a festive Easter carnival and food truck rally, with games, crafts and food trucks with favorite treats available saturday april 16 and sunday april 17 on the Patio de Valence. Families are also invited to gather at sunday april 17 for an Easter buffet breakfast at Le Citron, as well as a Mediterranean-inspired Easter brunch at the newly renovated Primo, with menus created by the award-winning chef Melissa Kelly.
At May 7 and on the 8th, the Ritz-Carlton Orlando celebrates Mother’s Day with a selection of special events. Guests can treat moms and mother figures to an elegant Mother’s Day Tea in the Lobby Lounge, complete with live entertainment and a special gift for moms to take home. You can also host a memorable Mother’s Day meal with a farm-to-table brunch at Highball & Harvest on Sunday May 8, or an exclusive lunch or dinner menu at Knife & Spoon. The Ritz-Carlton Spa also encourages loved ones to indulge in a relaxing pampering at this wellness retreat, offering 40 treatment rooms, a full salon, and a range of services. At the JW Marriott Orlando, the newly renovated Primo welcomes moms with classic brunches and matching spritz cocktails to toast on their special day.
Families can kick off their Memorial Day weekend celebration with a special early evening movie on the Da Vinci Lawn at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, the Saturday May 28. The fun continues on Sunday with a one-of-a-kind animal show, featuring a GATORLAND alligator wrestler who will share stories of close encounters with exotic animals. Guests can also enjoy lunch or dinner at Highball & Harvest, which will offer a special menu in addition to the restaurant’s southern-inspired comforts. Similarly, JW Marriott Orlando will present themed buffet nights throughout the weekend at Le Citron, complete with live entertainment.
Memorial Day weekend will end in style exclusively for Grande Lakes Orlando overnight guests with a spectacular fireworks display Sunday May 29 at 9:00 p.m..
Additional Resort Experiences
In addition to plenty of outdoor adventures and themed experiences this spring, guests will enjoy the recently unveiled multimillion-dollar renovations at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, which include major upgrades to hotel rooms and suites, seven restaurants , common areas, Club Lounge , pool, lazy river and private poolside cabanas. Also available this spring, customers can enjoy mouth-watering burgers at the new Knife Burger by star Chef John Tesarlocated poolside at the JW Marriott Orlando, with more details to come, including additional renovations to hotel rooms and suites and the pool.
For more information about Grande Lakes Orlando and its exciting spring lineup and to book your stay, visit www.grandelakes.com.
About Grande Lakes Orlando
The 500-acre Grande Lakes Orlando estate includes a 582-room Ritz-Carlton hotel and a 1,000-room JW Marriott hotel located at the headwaters of the Florida Everglades. Guests at both hotels can enjoy all the facilities and services at Grande Lakes Orlando, including an 18-hole golf course Greg Norman– a championship designed golf course and the 40,000 square foot Ritz-Carlton spa plus three swimming pools including the meandering lazy river at the JW Marriott. Discover a wealth of dining options across Grande Lakes Orlando, where the cuisine is as varied as the resort.
Fourteen outlets to choose from with an all-new steak and seafood restaurant, Knife & Spoon, led by an award-winning chef John TesarSouthern-inspired cuisine at Highball & Harvest and Italian-Mediterranean cuisine at Primo run by several times James Beard award-winning cook Melissa Kelly, a leader in the city’s farm-to-fork movement. The resort sources ingredients from its on-site apiaries and the 18,000 square foot Whisper Creek Farm. Activities on the property include Great Lakes Sports experiences offering kayaking, eco-tours on Shingle Creek, falconry, mountain biking and a fishing school. Conference and meeting attendees can choose from a selection of meeting space options located on 150,000 square feet that connect the two properties and over 100,000 square feet of outdoor space.
Big lakes is located 15 minutes from Orlando International airport, five minutes from Orange County Convention Center and minutes from major theme parks. Follow Grande Lakes Orlando on Twitter (@RC_Orlando and @JW_Orlando), Instagram (@ritzcarltonorlando and @jwmorlando) and Facebook. For more information on Grande Lakes Orlando, visit www.grandelakes.com.
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