Marriott International has announced that construction on the 16-story, $282 million JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort will begin in the fourth quarter. The 482 acre, 516 room resort is being built on the last available site zoned for hotel use in Bonnet Creek, Florida, and it will be operated by Marriott International’s Managed by Marriot (MxM) system upon its Q1 2020 opening. The resort will be only minutes away from the Walt Disney World theme parks, the company said.
The JW Marriott at Bonnet Creek is owned and will be developed by DCS Investment Holdings, a Florida-based private equity firm and developer of residential and commercial real estate. DCS Investment Holdings is owned by Dwight C. Schar, who is also the owner of the Washington Redskins franchise and the founding chairman of NVR Inc., one of Amercia’s largest homebuilders.
Upon its opening, the resort will have 80 suites among its 516 rooms. Of these suites, there are two presidential suites available. Guests will also be able to choose from 16 two-bedroom suites with optional connections to create four bedroom family units suitable for the group and multi-generational family vacationers that commonly visit Orlando’s many popular theme parks.
The JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek will also provide multiple food and beverage outlets, including an indoor-outdoor restaurant and a ninth-floor rooftop bar which will have panoramic views of local firework displays. The large pool area will have terraced decks and a pool area for younger guests. Outdoor activities on the special amenity deck include tennis, basketball and shuffleboard.
The hotel spa will have 10 treatment rooms, a fitness center, children’s playroom, teen center and meeting space. The resort can also provide more than 50,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 23,000 square foot ballroom to accommodate social and business events.