HOTEL & RESORTS

HILTON GRAND VACATIONS CLUB AT SEA WORLD

ORLANDO, FL

1996 ARDY SILVER AWARD

RESORT ARCHITECTURE

American Resort Development Association

Located barely a hop, skip, and a splash from Shamu’s Orlando home, Hilton Grand Vacations Club at Sea World International Center captures the atmosphere and architectural flavors of Bermuda. With twelve 4-story buildings spread out across 33 beautifully landscaped acres, a pool complex featuring waterfalls, rock grotto passageway caverns and a pool bar, and a jogging trail encircling a lush tropical garden, this vacation ownership resort is brimming with amenities. The property’s close proximity to Sea World Orlando provided the initial inspiration in selecting the Bermuda theme for the resort. Extensive research by members of HHCP’s design team ultimately manifested itself on the property through such recognizably Bermudan touches as the ubiquitous white pyramid-shaped roofs lined with thick-edged tiles, the stone “moon-love” arches, the abundant use of tropical colors, and the eclectic clock towers that dot the property. Such an extensive level of theming was unusual in vacation-ownership developments at the time, but the HHCP team realized that this approach would give the resort a vital market edge in a locale that is surrounded by the fantasy vacation worlds of Disney, Universal Studios and Sea World. Indeed, the resort’s timeless theming serves to evocatively transpose the serenity and causal ambiance of a seaside Bermuda village to the bustling heart of Central Florida’s tourism corridor.

 

 

120 N ORANGE  AVENUE, ORLANDO, FLORIDA 32801

P  407  644  2656      F  407  628  3269

SITE DESIGNED AND CREATED BY HHCP

© 2019 HHCP, Inc. All Rights Reserved

120 N ORANGE  AVENUE, ORLANDO, FLORIDA 32801

P  407  644  2656      F  407  628  3269

SITE DESIGNED AND CREATED BY HHCP

© 2015 HHCP, Inc. All Rights Reserved