ORLANDO, FLA. - Today, Hilton (NYSE: HLT) announced the conversion of Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek to Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, marking Hilton’s first Signia by Hilton property. Owned by Park Hotels & Resorts, Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek is part of the iconic Bonnet Creek Complex which also features Waldorf Astoria Orlando. The recently renovated upper upscale hotel is the first to debut as part of the Signia by Hilton brand, which features a portfolio of premier hotels in highly sought-after urban and resort destinations offering sophisticated business and leisure travelers an elevated hotel experience combined with exceptional amenities and dynamic meeting and events spaces. Both Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando will undergo a multi-phased meetings and events space transformation and expansion that will yield an even more elevated meetings and events experience for today’s most discerning groups and meetings.
“Orlando has long been a renowned destination for all occasions given its access to world-class food and beverage outlets, theme parks and outdoor offerings,” said Danny Hughes, executive vice president, and president, Americas, Hilton. “Given its proximity to the city’s top attractions, Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek will be able to cater to all types of travelers from leisure and business to groups of all sizes and is, therefore, a natural fit for the Signia by Hilton brand. Paired with the meetings and events space expansions, Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek will truly enhance Orlando’s position as a leading meeting and leisure destination as demand rebounds and people return to travel.”
“Today we celebrate an exciting milestone as we mark the first official Signia by Hilton opening, which builds on the brand’s momentum following the groundbreaking of Signia by Hilton Atlanta earlier this year,” says Gary Steffen, global brand head, Signia by Hilton. “From vacationing families to business travelers, Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek will offer an exceptional hotel experience to all guests with the property’s expanding meeting and events capabilities, world-class design, elevated food and beverage, premium wellness offerings and a wide range of resort amenities.”
“We are excited to welcome the Signia brand to Park’s portfolio at our Bonnet Creek complex, further elevating what is already a world-class meetings venue and leisure resort,” said Thomas J. Baltimore, Jr., chairman and chief executive officer of Park. “Park remains committed to reinvesting capital throughout our iconic portfolio and once completed, the newly renovated rooms and expanded meeting platform at the Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek will serve as a prime example of the value creation embedded in our irreplaceable portfolio.”
Recognized as an oasis of fun and relaxation located near Orlando's theme parks and attractions, and serving as a cornerstone of the Bonnet Creek Complex, Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek is nestled in the serene 482-acre Bonnet Creek nature preserve and adjoins Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Guests staying at Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek have access to the sprawling complex of amenities including a championship golf course, a world-class full-service spa, 12 unique dining options, a lagoon-style pool, and a three-acre lazy river. Plus, both Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando are Official Walt Disney World® Hotels offering convenient access to the world-famous theme parks, entertainment, dining options and much more.
At Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, guests can unwind in one of the recently renovated spacious guest rooms and suites featuring a light and warm ambiance with design elements inspired by soothing colors and accents that pay homage to Bonnet Creek’s nature preserve. Accommodations feature stylish and contemporary furnishings, a Hilton Signature Serenity Bed, and high-end technology features.
Another core pillar of the brand is offering premium wellness experiences and guests have access to the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Spa featuring an array of healing and harmonizing massage and facial therapies, salon services, and Himalayan salt therapies contributing to improved overall wellness. To keep up with their wellness routine, guests also have access to a 24-hour fitness center offering stunning views of the pool.
Throughout the summer, guests staying at both Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando can choose from a variety of different resort experiences including poolside s’mores and lawn games, dive-in movies, a nine-hole mini-golf course, a complex-wide scavenger hunt, a family golf clinic, mermaid academy where guests can learn to swim like a mermaid, scuba academy for kids, DJ pool party and much more.
Cocktail and Culinary Creations
With elevated food and beverage as one of the core pillars of the Signia by Hilton brand, Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek offers an array of 12 distinctive dining options. From chef-driven concepts like La Luce, and signature restaurants for both locals and guests such as Bull & Bear, to elevated grab-and-go offerings from garden-fresh salads to freshly-baked pastries at Muse, Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek provides a wide range of exceptional food and beverage options for leisure travelers, meeting planners and groups to choose from.
Consistently rated the top Italian restaurant in Orlando by TripAdvisor, a visit to La Luce will make guests feel at home. Combining traditional Italian and Napa influences, the modern Italian country kitchen features thin-crust pizzas, homemade pasta, savory dishes along with Mediterranean-inspired drinks, and a Trattoria-style wine program.
Named one of the Top 100 restaurants in the United States by OpenTable and consistently ranking among the top ten restaurants in Orlando, Bull & Bear, is renowned for its trend-setting fare, creative hand-crafted cocktails, table-side preparation, and personalized team service. Located in Waldorf Astoria Orlando, this fine dining restaurant is modeled after the original Bull & Bear Restaurant in New York City.
The spacious hotel lobby with inviting seating provides the perfect social hub for guests looking to connect pre-or post-event or meeting up with friends and family. Another key pillar of the Signia by Hilton Brand is the on-trend destination bar and off of the lobby is Myth Bar, the heart and soul of the hotel. The design-forward bar is accented by cool and refreshing art and features an expansive indoor/outdoor lounge where guests can network or sit and enjoy magnificent sunsets in comfort and style.
Meetings and Events
Staying true to the Signia by Hilton brand in offering dynamic meetings and events space featuring a contemporary design, as part of the hotel’s recent room renovation, Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek also completed a refresh of its two ballrooms and pre-function space and will undergo a new-build expansion specifically for meetings and events. The new-build expansion features the addition of more than 94,000 square feet of multi-functional meeting and event space including the spectacular and unique new 35,000 square foot Waterside ballroom built over the water, with pre-function space, a screened veranda with views of the award-winning golf course, and evening fireworks at Walt Disney World Resort, an outdoor event patio, and an expansive event lawn.
When booking Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, guests also have access to Waldorf Astoria Orlando, which is connected to Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. One of Central Florida’s most prestigious meeting hotels, the 502-room luxury hotel is also debuting new meetings and events space next year. The new structure will feature a new elegant 8,000-plus square foot ballroom and nearly 5,000 square feet of pre-function space. Coupled with the new and current indoor function space for luncheons, small events, and more, Waldorf Astoria Orlando will offer over 60,000 square feet of indoor space.
Once both expansion projects are complete, the Bonnet Creek Complex will offer close to 300,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The expansions will be completed in phases, with Waldorf Astoria Orlando slated for completion in 2022, followed by Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in 2023.
Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek guests can access additional benefits with a Hilton Honors membership, the award-winning guest-loyalty program for Hilton’s 18 distinct hotel brands. Members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive Member discount, and free Standard Wi-Fi.
Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek is located at 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Ln, Orlando, FL 32821. For more information or to book a reservation, please visit Hilton.com or call 1-800-HILTONS.
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Park is the second largest publicly traded lodging REIT with a diverse portfolio of market-leading hotels and resorts with significant underlying real estate value. Park’s portfolio currently consists of 57 premium-branded hotels and resorts with over 32,000 rooms primarily located in prime city center and resort locations. Visit www.pkhotelsandresorts.com for more information.
Hilton (NYSE: HLT) is a leading global hospitality company with a portfolio of 18 world-class brands comprising nearly 6,900 properties and nearly 1.1 million rooms, in 122 countries and territories. Dedicated to fulfilling its founding vision to fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, Hilton has welcomed more than 3 billion guests in its more than 100-year history, earned a top spot on Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work For list and been recognized as a global leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for five consecutive years. Hilton has introduced several industry-leading technology enhancements to improve the guest experience, including Digital Key Share, automated complimentary room upgrades and the ability to book confirmed connecting rooms. Through the award-winning guest loyalty program Hilton Honors, the nearly 133 million members who book directly with Hilton can earn Points for hotel stays and experiences money can't buy. With the free Hilton Honors app, guests can book their stay, select their room, check in, unlock their door with a Digital Key and check out, all from their smartphone. Visit stories.hilton.com for more information, and connect with Hilton on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and YouTube.
About Signia by Hilton
Signia by Hilton is a dynamic, meetings- and events-focused brand that infuses sophisticated travel and premium experiences into every aspect of the guest experience. Each Signia by Hilton hotel will offer unparalleled meetings and events capabilities with world-class design, state-of-the-art technology and signature food and beverage offerings, all backed by the Hilton name and award-winning Hilton Honors program. Learn more about Signia by Hilton at stories.hilton.com/signia.