ORLANDO, Fla. – March 11, 2021 – Dart Interests, a leading developer and owner of large scale real estate projects, and global hospitality company Hilton (NYSE: HLT) today broke ground for the 433-room luxury Conrad Orlando as part of their latest project, Evermore Orlando Resort. Orlando based PCL Construction is overseeing construction for Conrad Orlando.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Conrad Orlando today, coming one step closer to welcoming our first guests in summer 2023,” says Christopher Kelsey, President of Dart Interests.
Conrad Orlando at Evermore will be managed by Hilton Management Services and will debut with 433 rooms, including 51 impeccably designed suites and 10 spacious family suites offering oversized accommodations that deliver all the comforts of home. Other features include 40,000 sq. ft. of indoor meeting space, a tranquil spa and numerous dining options including a signature rooftop experience.
The resort’s interior design will create thoughtful moments of connections to nature including guestrooms finished in hues of sand and water that offer an abundance of light and floor-to-ceiling picturesque views out to Evermore Bay. Spa and fitness activities such as yoga, meditation and hydrotherapy will be offered in both an indoor and outdoor environment. Upon opening, the hotel will operate with Hilton CleanStay, Hilton’s industry-defining standard of cleanliness and disinfection in properties around the world, for a healthy experience from check-in to check-out.
“We are pleased to mark the groundbreaking milestone of Conrad Orlando as we grow our portfolio across the Americas and in key locations globally,” said Nils-Arne Schroeder, global head, Conrad Hotels & Resorts. “We look forward to creating a dynamic reflection of Orlando with our development and construction partners that will draw and inspire travelers from around the world.”
Conrad Orlando guests will also enjoy access to Evermore’s massive 20-acre tropical beach complex and an 8-acre crystalline water amenity by Crystal Lagoons®. The surrounding beach areas will feature zero entry swim areas, bars, cabanas, private fire-pits and an aquatic adventure area with a waterslide, rope swing and watersports of all kinds. Other amenities will include a food hall & gourmet market, a casual resort restaurant featuring views overlooking both the golf course and bay and a two-story Boathouse that will serve weddings and private events.
“This new resort represents the resiliency of the hospitality industry. While COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on the travel industry, companies like Dart Interests continue to drive opportunities for new development, growing a network of resort properties to best accommodate guests as demand for travel resumes. PCL is proud to have begun work on this project, and we look forward to working together to build success for our partners at Dart Interests and their guests,” says Rick Goldman, Vice President & District Manager of PCL Construction.
Evermore Orlando Resort will open with nearly 1,500 bedrooms spread among an array of stay experiences including vacation homes, villas and flats, in addition to Conrad Orlando.
A full list of design partners for Evermore Orlando Resort are included below:
- Architect for Conrad Orlando: HKS Orlando and HKS Miami
- General Contractor for Conrad Orlando & Flats: Orlando-based PCL Construction
- Architects for the homes: Orlando-based LRK Inc.
- Architect for the amenity buildings, restaurants and food hall: Little Rock, AR-based Polk Stanley Wilcox
- Landscape architects: Orlando-based EDSA Inc. and Longwood, FL-based Dix.Hite + Partners Inc.
- Interior design: San Francisco-based BAMO Inc. and Chicago-based Anderson/Miller, LTD.
- Civil Engineers: Orlando-based Evans Engineering and Orlando-based Poulos & Bennett
- Lighting Design: Maitland, FL-based EXP and Dallas, TX-based Granville McAnear
About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in more than 30 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of $6 billion USD, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.
About Dart Interests
Dart Interests is a U.S. real estate development and investment firm solely owned by the Dart Family. Dart Interests has a growing portfolio of more than $1 billion currently invested in real estate projects across seven states. With an emphasis on long term value creation, our structure enables the firm to be flexible as well as purposeful in developing leading-edge properties in both urban and resort settings. Our combination of available capital and industry expertise gives the organization the freedom to take calculated risks and produce meaningful results. Based in Dallas, Dart Interests also has regional offices in Orlando, Charlotte and Houston. For more information, visit: dartinterests.com.