BPGS Project Features in Growth Spotter: New Marriott-branded W Hotel and concert venue coming to Epic Universe

February 8, 2023 3:22 pm

By Laura Kinsler, Growth Spotter

“National hotel developer Buccini/Pollin Group will bring the luxury lifestyle W Hotel brand to Orlando with plans for a 22-story hotel tower next door to Epic Universe.

BPG owns and operates about 80 hotels in 20 states and has separate divisions operating in office, sports, retail and multifamily sectors. Co-President Dave Pollin told GrowthSpotter this will be the company’s first project in Orlando, and they couldn’t be more excited to bring the boutique Marriott brand to this market as well as a separate facility that will offer concerts and entertainment up to 200 days per year.

“The project includes a 400-room W Hotel, a 2,000-seat live music venue and (6)-story, parking garage,” Pollin said. “And I know you know the location, but we’re really excited about where it is because of what’s happening next door — about the growth of the area.

BPG entered into a 99-year ground lease with the owner of the vacant 10-acre site known as Lot 5 on the South Universal campus plat. It’s at the northwest corner of Universal Boulevard and Destination Parkway.

Pollin said the hotel will be designed to attract tourists and business travelers — it’s less than a mile from the Orange County Convention Center — as well as draw locals to the property with a unique set of entertainment and dining offerings.”

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