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The world's first Jurassic Park-themed hotel
suites are making their debut at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at
Universal Orlando, offering guest accommodations that integrate the
adventures of Universal Orlando's theme parks into the hotel
experience. Featuring raptor's cage headboards, custom wall murals,
artwork from the making of the movies and Jurassic Park-themed
furniture, these suites offer privacy for mom and dad, with a separate
room for the kids decorated in the Jurassic Park theme.
step inside these suites and are visually transported to the island off
the coast of Costa Rica, where dinosaurs roamed," says Kimberly Bewley,
principal designer. "We blended textures, colors and graphics to
reflect the raw industrialism of the science labs in the movies and the
wildness of the jungle. Children's fascination and imagination are
captivated by these one-of-a-kind hotel suites."
suites offer ample space for traveling families, and parents appreciate
the added feature that only allows access from the children's room into
the adult's room and not into the hallway. "Kids absolutely love them,"
says General Manager David Bartek. "In fact, we've had a few ask us if
they could just move in ... permanently."
In addition to
creating the Jurassic Park-themed kid's suites, the hotel has also
completed renovations on all guest rooms and other suites in a design
motif that reflects the warmth, beauty and charm of the South Pacific.
The new look is all-at-once fresh and inviting, but rooted in the
romantic notion of travel that is celebrated throughout the AAA Four
The $10 million room renovation includes
luxurious duvets that hint at the allures of the islands, such as
bamboo and fresh flowers that are always in bloom. The new design
features a bamboo ceiling border accent, and a metal, bamboo-patterned
wall screen that visually separates the sleeping area from the
bathroom. Sisal-style carpeting is combined with rattan and cane
features for the headboards, night tables, and dresser casework. Custom
Royal Pacific travel posters complete the island experience.
upgrades include the addition of iHome clock radios, with iPod docking
stations, in all rooms and suites. The final technology upgrade is
currently underway with the installation of 32-inch flat panel
televisions in all guest rooms, larger flat panel televisions in all
suite parlors and granite tops on the guest room credenzas.
1,000-room Loews Royal Pacific Resort opened in 2002 as the third
on-site hotel at Universal Orlando. It has been honored by Travel &
Leisure Family as one of the top family-friendly resorts in the
country. The world-class accommodations at Universal Orlando Resort
also include the rock 'n' roll themed Hard Rock Hotel and the
Italian-themed Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. All three on-site hotels are
connected to each other and to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure
and CityWalk by a scenic waterway. On-site hotel guests enjoy a variety
of special theme park privileges including Universal Express ride
access. Just by showing their valid hotel room key card, on-site hotel
guests can bypass the regular ride and attraction lines. This
complimentary benefit is available to all guests staying on-site at
Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando.
About Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando
part of a joint venture with Universal Parks and Resorts and Seminole
Hard Rock Entertainment, Loews Hotels co-owns and manages three
distinctively themed on-site hotels located at Universal Orlando. The
750-room Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando opened in
September 1999 and is a re-creation of the famed Mediterranean seaside
resort village of Portofino, Italy. The 650-room Hard Rock Hotel at
Universal Orlando Resort opened in January of 2001 and is a California
mission-style estate designed as if it were the home of a sophisticated
rock star. The 1,000-room Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal
Orlando opened in June 2002 and is a South Pacific-themed property
featuring brilliantly colored orchids, exotically shaped palm trees and
hand-carved stone statues from remote island villages. All three hotels
are connected to each other and to Universal Studios, Islands of
Adventure and CityWalk by a scenic waterway. On-site hotel guests enjoy
a variety of exclusive theme park privileges, including Universal
Express ride access. Just by showing their valid hotel room key card,
on-site hotel guests can bypass the regular attraction lines.
About Loews Hotels
in New York City, Loews Hotels owns and/or operates 18 hotels and
resorts in the U.S. and Canada. Located in major city centers and
resort destinations from coast to coast, the Loews portfolio features
one-of-a-kind properties that go beyond Four Diamond standards to
delight guests with a supremely comfortable, uniquely local and vibrant
travel experience. Loews boasts some of the industry's most innovative
and successful travel programs, including Loews Loves Kids for families
and Loews Loves Pets for discerning animals on the road. For
reservations or more information on Loews Hotels, call 1-800-23-LOEWS
or check www.loewshotels.com
About Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Orlando resort destination (www.universalorlando.com)
includes two dramatically distinct and adjacent theme parks, the
Universal Studios motion picture and television theme park and Islands
of Adventure, Orlando's most thrilling and exhilarating theme park.
Universal Orlando also includes CityWalk, a 30-acre dining, shopping,
club and live-entertainment venue as well as premier on-site Loews
Hotels and world-class film and television production facilities.