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November 30, 2016

Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace Announces Re-Launch

Located in the Disney Springs™ Area, Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace Officially Debuts Following an Extensive, Multi-million Dollar Renovation


ORLANDO, Fla. (Sept. 30, 2016) –Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace has announced the official flagging of the 1,011-room property, located in the Disney Springs™ area, following an extensive multi-million dollar hotel-wide renovation. Formerly known as Buena Vista Palace Resort & Spa, the newly-transformed property is an Official Walt Disney World® Hotel and represents Hilton’s continued expansion in the Orlando market.


On October 1, Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace, located in the Disney Springs™ area, will mark the unveiling of a large-scale renovation project that repositions this landmark hotel. Guests will experience a series of upscale refurbishments including a new guestroom design; modern lobby; new lobby bar and outside terrace, Sunnies; renovated meeting spaces boasting 92,000 sq. ft.; new signature restaurant, Letterpress; grab-and-go market, Cirtus28; and revamped Kay Casperson Spa, Salon & Boutique. The hotel has opened a reimagined recreation area, inclusive of the Float Lagoon, new pools and cabanas, as well as a new poolside restaurant, Shades, serving lunch and dinner. 

“The restoration project is intended to reposition the iconic property as a destination hotel as a part of the Walt Disney World® Resort,” said James Grosso, general manager, Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace." Joining the Hilton portfolio, the hotel is steadfastly committed to a superior caliber of service, style, amenities and programming for leisure and business travelers.”

As an added benefit, groups have access to Disney Advantage, which provides benefits to guests staying on property such as complimentary shuttle services to the Disney Theme Parks, Disney merchandise, and advanced dining reservations. Groups can plan events through Disney Event Group and unique programing through the Disney Institute. With Disney Event Group, guests may host offsite events in select theme parks locations at Epcot®, Disney’s Hollywood Studios™, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® and ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Groups also have the option to bring Disney Event Group’s entertainment and event production team to their meetings and receptions and enhance their experience with Disney characters, variety entertainment, musical talent and improvisational actors. Disney Institute’s programming offers educational content that focuses and shares the Disney approach to Quality Service, Leadership, Customer Loyalty delivered in 90 minute (keynote) presentations, three hour or full day workshops. They also offer behind-the-scenes tours to take a sneak peek at just how they “make the magic” every day and team building activities that provide one of a kind, hands-on experiences to create more cohesive teams.

The property is conveniently located inside Walt Disney World® Resort, across the street with access via a new pedestrian skyway bridge to Disney Springs™. Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace participates in Hilton HHonors, Hilton’s free-to-join loyalty program. Hilton HHonors members who book directly with Hilton save time and money and gain instant access to the benefits they care about most, including: 
  • An exclusive member rate at more than 4,500 hotels worldwide 
  • Instant benefits, such as free Wi-Fi, the ability to earn and redeem Points for free nights as well as access to digital check-in with room selection and Digital Key 
  • Unforgettable, exclusive experiences, available via Points at HHonors.com/auctions, such as access to private concerts or sought-after events 

About Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace, located in the Disney Springs™ Area
Located in the Walt Disney World® Resort and across the street to the shopping and entertainment destination, Disney Springs™, the new 1,011-room Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace, is an oasis for leisure and groups. The hotel offers 92,000 sq. ft. of event space for indoor and outdoor functions, including two outdoor event lawns.  Dining options on property include the new signature restaurant Letterpress, Sunnies Lobby Bar and outdoor terrace, the grab-and-go market, Citrus 28, and Shades poolside restaurant. Hotel room views of nightly theme park fireworks and opportunities to meet and greet with favorite Disney characters at the vibrant Character Dining breakfast every Sunday at Letterpress bring even more magic to the guests during their stay. For guests, groups and weddings seeking a rejuvenating variety of tailored beauty services, Kay Casperson Spa, Salon & Boutique is the full-service spa and salon featuring a private spa pool. Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace also offers a lap pool and cabana service, a zero-entry pool with a Float Lagoon, complimentary Disney Theme Park shuttles, a 24-hour fitness center, and high-speed Internet Access.

About Hilton Hotels & Resorts 
For nearly a century, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has been proudly welcoming the world's travelers. With more than 570 hotels across six continents, Hilton Hotels & Resorts provides the foundation for memorable travel experiences and values every guest who walks through its doors. As the flagship brand of Hilton Worldwide, Hilton Hotels & Resorts continues to set the standard for hospitality, providing new product innovations and services to meet guests' evolving needs. Hilton Hotels & Resorts is a part of the award-winning Hilton HHonors program. Hilton HHonors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to benefits including free standard Wi-Fi, as well as digital amenities that are available exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton HHonors app. Access the latest news at news.hilton.com and begin your journey at www.hilton.com or www.hilton.com/offers for the latest hotel specials.