The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Orlando, Florida

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    Where it’s not just the kids that have all the fun

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Why we choose The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

It’s magic, Orlando style, at this high-concept resort

  • All rooms include private balconies with views of the lakes, pool and gardens
  • Grab a private poolside cabana with personal concierge service
  • Two of the restaurants boast James Beard Award-winning chefs

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, styled to look like an Italian palazzo, impresses with its high level of service and stellar choice when it comes to accommodations. There’s nothing cookie-cutter here, which is a tad surprising considering its substantial size. The atmosphere is fun but sophisticated, making it a place that kids and adults can compromise on—and everyone feels like a winner.

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We suggest

Go for a lakefront suite and enjoy a reviving view when you wake in the morning.

What you need to know about the hotel

The hotel makes its mark with a long list of unexpected features and easy access to area attractions

  • The onsite golf club has an 18-hole, 72-par Greg Norman course, which you can play accompanied by a Caddie Concierge
  • The Ritz-Carlton Spa showcases citrus-inspired treatments in its staggering 40 treatment rooms and includes a private lap pool and fitness center
  • Club Level rooms get you access to a flower- and candlelight-bedecked lounge, drinks and snacks, a balcony sitting area and stocked media room

Perhaps taking a cue from Italy’s Lakes Region, the Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, brings the look and feel of Italian palazzos to Florida. Each of the 582 rooms and suites offer private balconies and other luxuries like marble baths and iPod docks.

When it’s time to eat, rest assured that a total of 11 dining choices caters to absolutely any appetite. Feel like a Southern-inspired Cuisine? No problem. Maybe some sushi? You got it. From Italian to cocktails to light bites, it’s all here. Leisure options include a heated outdoor pool, three tennis courts, spa, golf club and a host of outdoor adventures such as kayaking and sand volleyball.

Where is it and what's nearby

Set on the headwaters of the Florida Everglades and Grande Lake; natural world to one side and vibrant city to the other

  • The Ritz offers guided eco-tours of Shingle Creek, the gateway to the natural wonders of the Florida Everglades
  • Kennedy Space Center, about 50 miles away, lets you tour launch areas, train in flight simulators and maybe even meet an astronaut
  • Fishing enthusiasts can participate in resort-led excursions in a remote section of Grande Lakes, perfect for reeling in trophy Largemouth Bass

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, sprawls across 500 acres that are bordered by Shingle Creek, the headwaters to the Florida Everglades. The location is secluded enough that you don’t feel like you’re in Orlando—unless you want to. After all, the hotel offers shuttle service to and from the big name amusement parks (from two to 10 miles away), which is a fabulous perk.

The biggies here are, of course, the Disney Parks, but there’s also Sea World, Universal Studios, Discovery Cove and more. If theme parks aren’t your thing, there’s plenty more to Orlando than Mickey Mouse—museums, parks, great shopping and a diverse restaurant scene will easily fill your days and nights.

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Choose this secluded resort if you want access to the many attractions of Orlando but enjoy a little peace and quiet at the end of the day.

How to enjoy Orlando

Everything about Orlando is designed to delight, thrill and entertain. There is no way you cannot feel at least a frisson of pleasure in this charming heaven. Perfect for family reunions, group getaways and corporate meetings

  • Swap Mickey’s ears for Harry’s wand and enjoy the delights of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  • The northern tip of the Everglades touches Orlando; charter an airboat ride for some serious gator spotting
  • The NBA’s Orlando Magic are based downtown; catch a home game to see one of the Easter Conference’s major teams in action

With more theme parks than most towns have grocery stores, you could spend the majority of your Orlando trip upside down 20ft off the ground. Here’s a flavor of the choice: Walt Disney World Resort; Universal Orlando Resort; SeaWorld and Legoland. Or for a vicarious thrill, you could see the resident Cirque du Soleil troupe, La Nouba, hang 20ft upside down, without a rollbar, or safety net for that matter.

Theme parks aside, Orlando enjoys a great location in the heart of the Florida peninsula. The Atlantic Coast (home to the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral and the Daytona International Speedway at Daytona Beach) is about an hour away and the Gulf Coast with its amazing beaches at St Petersburg and Clearwater are under two.

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    When to visit Orlando

    For a truly magical holiday season, join Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party on select evenings in November and December at the Magic Kingdom Theme Park. It features a holiday parade, fireworks extravaganza, magical snow fall and cookies and cocoa for all. Also, don’t miss on the Fall’s Food & Wine event and Spring’s Flower & Garden events, both at Epcot.

  • Did you know

    There are twelve restaurants and bars in the resort, from lighter fare at the Spa café to award-winning Italian cuisine at Primo.

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When you book with us

Because of our special relationship with The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, we include these exclusive benefits when you book through Protravel:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability (these categories: Deluxe Gardenview to Lakeview, Lakeview to Lakefront and Club Deluxe Gardenview to Club Lakeview)
  • Buffet breakfast daily in restaurant for up to two in-room guests
  • USD $100 equivalent resort or hotel credit to be utilized during stay

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