Orlando, FL – 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.
“Children 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.”
The two-room 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 Diamond resort.
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.
Technology 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.
The 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
As 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
Headquartered 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
The 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.