Luxury Resort Welcomes Guests with New Waterpark, Celebrated Poolside
Restaurant, Refreshed Accommodations, and an Enhanced Lobby Bar
ORLANDO (October 20, 2022) – JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes 
has revealed its multimillion-dollar renovations to provide today’s
luxury traveler reimagined experiences.
The transformative project across the entire Grande Lakes Orlando 
resort, which also includes The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes ,
offers guests continued legendary hospitality, enhancement of
on-property, world-class experiences amongst 500 acres of natural
setting—hidden in the heart of Orlando.
With the goal of seamlessly integrating the lush outdoor environment
with the thoughtfully appointed interiors, JW Marriott Orlando’s new
amenities and offerings include: an expansive waterpark, an original
culinary venue from award-winning chef John Tesar, refreshed guest rooms
and suites, the introduction of inspired executive family suites, and a
redesigned and upgraded lobby lounge.
“We are very excited about the completion of the repositioning of JW
Marriott Orlando.” said Greg Dickhens, a Managing Partner of Trinity
Real Estate Investments LLC, one of the owners of the resort. “The
well-appointed guestrooms, reimagined food, and beverage offerings and
the spectacular new water park and poolside amenities make the JW
Marriott Orlando is one of the best resorts in the United States. Along
with the completed renovations of The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, the Grande
Lakes Resort is a premier destination in Orlando of which we are
New Waterpark Experience
The newly reconfigured and expanded Grande Lakes Waterpark, inspired by
the natural surroundings now features a variety of private,
full-service cabanas and a transformed outdoor space with six distinct
zones that include a signature lazy river, Headwaters Slide Tower with
three waterslides, a celebrated restaurant, and a VIP firepit
lounge—Oasis. With separate areas designed to encourage family fun or
facilitate more secluded relaxation, the Grande Lakes Waterpark fits
seamlessly into its lush environment and is set to become a primary
attraction for guests looking for an all-ages vacation or luxury escape.
Grande Lakes Orlando looks forward to welcoming guests to explore the
new waterpark experience, open November 20, 2022.
New Poolside Dining
On the heels of earning one Star in the inaugural MICHELIN Guide
Florida 2022 for his steak and seafood restaurant Knife & Spoon at The
Ritz-Carlton Orlando, chef John Tesar has opened the new poolside
restaurant Knife Burger at JW Marriott Orlando. Part of the completed
Grande Lakes Waterpark experience, guests can now enjoy creative and
casual fare by Tesar without leaving the poolside area. Tesar’s
culinary mission with Knife Burger was to create the best-tasting patty
in town, sourcing beef from high-quality Texas-raised cattle at 44
Farms. Guests can pair their choice of burger with crispy fries or a
handspun frosty shake.
New Lobby Lounge
The new EvrBar, open from dusk to dawn on the lobby level, celebrates the
natural Florida lifestyle, offering signature cocktails, craft beer and
light bites. Situated next to Primo, the hotel’s MICHELIN Guide
Florida 2022 recommended restaurant, the newly restored EvrBar space
boasts an elevated experience and panoramic views of the new waterpark
through floor-to-ceiling windows.
New Guest Rooms & Suites
Each of the 1,010 accommodations at JW Marriott Orlando has been
enhanced with new fixtures, textiles, and furnishings optimized for an
exceptional guest experience. Inspired by the 500 acres of lush grounds
and lakes that surround Grande Lakes Orlando, the freshly updated spaces
feature soft but rich tones with an overall serene and bright aesthetic
to seamlessly integrate outdoor and indoor experiences across the hotel
For growing families, the hotel now offers seven new executive family
suites with options for two- and three-bedrooms that feature built-in
bunk beds perfect for teens and little ones, king-size beds for parents
and separate living areas to give everyone the space they need to feel
right at home. Families reserving a new family suite will receive a
customized VIP pre-arrival experience that includes guest services
assistance in building an age-appropriate itinerary for the children
visiting; one in-room amenity treat per night, ranging from a chocolate
to milk and cookies; board games and books; and in-suite toys and
activities geared for even the youngest guests.
Rates start at $1,400/night for a two-bedroom suite, which can
accommodate up to eight guests, with rates for a three-bedroom suite
starting at $1,800/night for up to 12 guests.
To celebrate the completion of renovations, guests can reserve the
Grande Escape package. To book the package, use the following code: D3Q.
The package includes 20% off room rate, self-parking, and a $50 nightly
resort credit. Valid Nov 20-30 and Dec 20-26 at JW Marriott.
Additionally, this package is available at The Ritz-Carlton, the
adjoining hotel to the JW Marriot. Valid Dec 20-26 and offering
complimentary valet parking in place of self-parking.
JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, and The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande
Lakes are owned by a joint venture among Trinity Real Estate Investments
LLC and institutional investors.
For more information about JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, and to
book a stay, please visit www.grandelakes.com .