ORLANDO — A new hotel may be coming to Legoland Florida Resort, which would give the park a bigger slice of the region’s growing tourism market.
The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that plans for a 150-room, five-storey, new-build hotel would be built on the south end of the theme park. Existing parking lots will be replaced with landscaping and a pool on the hotel’s southwest side.
The yet-to-be-named property would increase Legoland’s total room count to 302.
Orlando is seeing a boom in resort development, with the recent debut of Universal’s Aventura Hotel on Aug. 16 as well as the current expansion of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, which will include a new 500-room tower in 2019.
A record-breaking 72 million visitors came through Orlando in 2017, with Canada named the top source of international visitors. From January through March 2018, an estimated 33.2 million visitors were reported, a 7.4% increase over the same period in 2017. The total number of Canadian visitors was up 2.5% during Q1 2018.