Crews will break ground on the Lake Nona Resort in Orlando, Fla., next year, with plans to open in 2020. The eight-story resort will feature a 15-acre lagoon, 250 rooms, 80 condominium units, a spa and a beach volleyball venue, to which resort guests and members of the Lake Nona Golf and Country Club will have access.
A resort and 15-acre crystal-clear lagoon is being planned for the Lake Nona development in Orlando, Fla., the Orlando-based WFTV 9 ABC reported.
The lagoon will be accessible by resort guests and members of the Lake Nona Golf and Country Club, company officials said.
Company officials said crews will break ground on the Lake Nona Resort next year. It’s expected to open in 2020. The eight-story resort will feature 250 rooms, 80 condominium units, a spa and a beach volleyball venue, WFTV reported.
Located near the new USTA National Campus, the world’s largest tennis campus with 100 courts, the resort will include 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, a major fitness and spa campus, and a 120,000-sq. ft. beach volleyball venue.
The resort’s lagoon, one the nation’s largest man-made crystal-clear lagoons, will be lined with sandy beaches and have the potential to be expanded to more than 20 acres. Visitors will be able to enjoy swimming, sailing and paddle boarding, WFTV reported.
Expansion plans include luxury condominiums, single-family homes and a beach club along the lagoon. The wellness resort will also feature an expansive rooftop lounge and ballroom and several restaurants, WFTV reported.
Company officials announced Monday that a water sports park will be built near the Orlando VA Medical Center, WFTV reported.
According to a separate report by the Orlando Sentinel, the condominiums will straddle an 11-acre man-made lake.
In addition to the product mix, Tavistock Development Co. President Jim Zboril said the amenities and architecture will distinguish the resort in one of the nation’s most competitive hotel markets, the Sentinel reported.
“Our focus is on sports and performance, and we believe this is the first-of-its-kind performance-driven resort created from scratch in the United States,” he said.
Crystal Lagoon will be constructed next to the U.S. Tennis Association’s national campus featuring more than 100 courts. Miami-based Arquitectonica designed the horizontal glass-enclosed resort that appears pinched in the middle to better accommodate the lagoon underneath, the Sentinel reported.
“At its center, the building bridges over the lagoon, forming a gateway into the long perspective of the lagoon as it fades into the horizon,” said Bernardo Fort-Brescia, principal of Arquitectonica. “The building skyline lowers at the roofline to create an open terrace overlooking the lake and the USTA tennis complex.”