Caribe Royale Orlando (Fla.) Resort will open a 9,000-sq.-ft., two-floor entertainment destination that features two bars, eight pro-level sports simulators, and multi-venue private buy-out areas for groups.
Caribe Royale Orlando (Fla.) Resort will open the one-of-a-kind, sports-themed Stadium Club in January 2024. The high-tech and immersive experiential sports entertainment destination will fuse the energy of a nightclub with the comfort and ease of a neighborhood sports bar.
Stadium Club is the latest enhancement Caribe Royale Orlando has made to the resort, which recently completed a $140 million property transformation, inclusive of its 1,217 one-bedroom guestroom suites, public areas, dining outlets, and a significant expansion to meetings and event spaces.
The 9,000-sq.-ft., two-floor venue will infuse the essence of iconic sports culture through elevated design and immersive virtual reality entertainment. Stadium Club will feature cutting-edge offerings including eight pro-level sports simulators by Full Swing Golf, two bars, two 165-inch XHD projector displays, and a 110-foot long, ribbon display television for immersive, 360-degree viewing.
Caribe Royale Orlando selected global creative group Streetsense to spearhead the design of the multi-sensory sports bar, meant to emulate the same energy found at a live sporting event. Through thoughtful interior design, sports-themed decor and interactive guest experiences, Stadium Club pays homage to the world’s greatest sports and will bring people together over creative food and drink inspired by iconic stadium-themed eats.
“Stadium Club celebrates sporting history while opening gateways to the future through innovative tech and virtual reality offerings,” said Alex Crawford, Director of Interior Architecture at Streetsense. “We sought to reimagine the average sports bar space by infusing unexpected layers of iconic sports memorabilia—such as larger-than-life artwork of sports legends and utilizing basketballs, soccer balls and volleyballs as shelf décor—into the high-energy and modern atmosphere of Stadium Club. Whether you’re a die-hard sports fan or a casual viewer, Stadium Club will delight your senses and take your night out to the next level.”
An ideal venue for events and meetings and convention groups, Stadium Club will offer more than 500 seats and a selection of multi-venue private buy-out areas—including the exclusive SkyBox with dedicated VR suite—for groups of varying sizes. A distinctive venue unto itself, Stadium Club allows guests to enter through the hotel or a separate exterior venue entrance.
In order to help bring to life Stadium Club’s multi-faceted experiences by day and night, Caribe Royale partnered with Shimmy McHugh and Brava Management Group. The Puerto Rico-based team is seasoned in the operation of entertainment venues and nightclubs, running a number of venues in the Caribbean—most notably Club Brava. Brava Management Group is providing vision for how to infuse high-sensory experiences and energetic offerings with the approachability of a sports bar for gathering with friends to cheer on your favorite team.
“We’re constantly looking for ways to provide our guests with elevated experiences that they can’t find at any other hotel or resort in Orlando,” said Amaury Piedra, Managing Director of Caribe Royale Orlando Resort. “Stadium Club is a multi-faceted, first-of-its-kind offering in the Central Florida market. Tapping into the rich sports and activity culture of Florida, Stadium Club was envisioned as a fresh, day-to-night entertainment venue for local sports enthusiasts as well as our leisure and corporate guests. Energetic and memorable, the lively atmosphere will combine with our chef-driven menus of stadium-inspired fare with engaging interior design elements to put guests in the center of their favorite sports games.”