ORLANDO, Florida—The Waldorf Astoria Orlando showed a property-wide reimagination, which includes a transformation of all guestrooms and suites, the lobby arrival experience, new design and food at the restaurants Bull & Bear and Peacock Alley, changes to The Waldorf Astoria Spa, and a restoration of the 18-hole Waldorf Astoria Golf Club. These renovations complete the property-wide renewal, which began last year with the enhancement of the hotel’s meeting and event spaces. The reimagination, led by interior design firm Parker Torres Design, emphasizes the resort’s geographic position, located within the 482-acre Bonnet Creek Nature Preserve.
Ryan Fitzgerald, general manager of Waldorf Astoria Orlando, said, “Every detail has been meticulously considered, and upon its full realization, Waldorf Astoria Orlando boasts a design-forward ambiance complemented by the exceptional service and amenities our guests have come to anticipate.”
Upon arrival, Waldorf Astoria Orlando guests will be welcomed by a focal wall behind the front desk and a Waldorf Astoria brand clock. All 502 guestrooms, including 171 suites, were redesigned by Parker Torres, who drew inspiration from the nature reserves’ wildlife, vegetation, and twilight hours. The Parker Torres Design team customized the artwork to complement the design features. Amenities include Aesop toiletries, an in-room Nespresso coffee machine, and more.
Helmed by Chef Juan Suarez, Bull & Bear has a transformed space with the vibe of a classic steakhouse accented by notes of mid-century modern-era style. Chef Suarez and his team introduced new menu items, all with an emphasis on guest experiences. Executive Pastry Chef Franck Riffaud has created a dessert menu for the restaurant, and it also has a revamped cocktail program. For Peacock Alley, the outlet has a design that draws inspiration from peacock feathers, as well as a new cocktail menu.
The new Waldorf Astoria Spa has new signature treatments and experiences to roll out throughout 2024, including an expansion of the hotel’s partnership with Lola’s Apothecary. The hotel’s 18-hole Rees Jones-designed course was brought back with three holes having undergone a full redesign, returning the golf course to its original Par 72, 7,000-yard layout. Lastly, the property debuted updates to its meeting and events spaces at the end of 2022.