What’s New in Florida Hotels

written by | Posted on April 17th, 2012

Relax poolside under the umbrellas at Boca Beach Club, a Waldorf-Astoria Resort.

Relax poolside under the umbrellas at Boca Beach Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort.

Ever-moving, ever-growing, ever-changing—Florida’s tourism industry is constantly on the go…and hotels and resorts around the state are launching new developments to stay on top of the action.

For the Kids
In a new partnership with Random House Children’s Books, Boca Beach Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort has created a new Random House children’s library at the hotel’s Camp Boca. The library features over 60 books, plus story hours and special author and character appearances throughout the year.

Camp Boca offers programs in three age groups: Boca Tots for ages 3-5; Boca Bunch for ages 6-8; and Boca Beach Combers for ages 9-12. Also available through Camp Boca are a variety of sports, games, arts and crafts and interactive activities.

Best available rates start at $219. For more information, call (888) 543-1286 or visit bocabeachclub.com.

For the Family
Guests of Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld had better put their wetsuits and flippers on. In honor of SeaWorld Orlando’s new 3D TurtleTrek attraction, opening April 27, the property is offering a SeaWorld Orlando Vacation Package.

For $279 per night, guests will enjoy overnight accommodations, two adult single-entry SeaWorld tickets, early entry to the park on select days, complimentary front-of-the-line access, dining discounts, and more. For more information, call (800) 228-9290 or visit renaissanceseaworld.com.

Fresh and Ready To Go
No fewer than 222 guestrooms are available and ready to show off their amenities at Hilton Singer Island Oceanfront Resort, the latest and now-complete re-design project of Crestline Hotels & Resorts.

Poised to cater to upscale travelers, each of the rooms now feature spa-style bathrooms with natural stone surfaces and deluxe showers, while beds are dressed in new linens and headboards. Each room offers views of the ocean or intercoastal via private balcony or sliding glass window.

On-property amenities include a tech lounge featuring PC and Mac computers, free WiFi, Ketch restaurant, state-of-the-art fitness center, two pools, private beach and jogging trail. Nearby activities are numerous, including parasailing, jetskiing, golfing and shopping.

Rates start at $107 per night. For more information, call (561) 848-3888 or visit hilton.com.

Take a Bow
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club in Northeast Florida has recently been accepted into Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). Featuring 250 guestrooms and suites, the oceanfront AAA five-diamond property is located 20 miles southeast of Jacksonville.

Through ALHI, Ponte Vedra Inn & Club is recognized in three categories including the Beach & Island Collection, the Historic Collection, and the Golf Collection. Amenities at Ponte Vedra Inn & Club include two 18-hole golf courses, 15 tennis courts, four pools, a 30,000-sq.-ft. spa, 10 boutiques and shops, and seven restaurants and lounges.

Spring special rates are available through June, starting at $239 per night Sunday-Wednesday, or $259 per night Thursday-Saturday. For more information, call (800) 234-7842 or visit pontevedra.com.