The Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel
The Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel

If you’re a Marriott Rewards member, you can now add the Canada-based Delta Hotels and Resorts family to the list of lodgings offering you rewards points for stays. Acquired by Marriott International in April 2015, Delta has branched beyond its Canadian border with its first US property in Orlando, Florida: the Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista, which officially celebrated its grand opening last Thursday (April 21). 

 

DJ Rama, president of JHM Hotels, describes what makes the Orlando Lake Buena Vista unique during the press conference
DJ Rama, president of JHM Hotels, describes what makes the Orlando Lake Buena Vista unique during the press conference

Press conference and ceremony
The formal ceremony and press conference served as a platform for announcing Marriott’s intention to globally expand the Delta brand to major cities including New York, Shanghai and London as well as reveal the new Delta logo.

“The new streamlined logo design reflects our promise to provide guests with a seamless travel experience so they can focus on what’s important,” said Paul Cahill, Global Brand Leader Delta Hotels & Resorts, area vice president of operations, speaking to the distinct brand that Delta has to offer.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the grand opening of the Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel
Ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the grand opening of the Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel

“The Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista offers state-of-the-art technology and intuitive designs to meet the needs of modern business and leisure travelers,” said DJ Rama, president of JHM Hotels. “It combines the benefits of an upscale family resort with a boutique feel to offer guests a unique experience.”

JHM partnered with Delta in developing the Orlando property. The synergy of style and simplicity in the design of the Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel is what guests can expect to find in developing Delta properties throughout the world.

Grand-opening party open to hotel guests and hotel executives
Grand-opening party open to hotel guests and hotel executives

Grand-opening party
The invitation to the party that followed wasn’t just limited to suit-and-tie- and formal-dress-wearing hotel executives and the press. It was open to any guest of the hotel who happened to be staying that night.

Grand-opening party
Grand-opening party

Families returning from long days at Disney Magic Kingdom or SeaWorld, wearing flip-flops and beachwear seemed a little bewildered by all the commotion in the lobby but soon realized that they, too, were invited and welcome to participate in the celebration. Live music, an open bar, champagne, waitered hors d’oeuvres, seafood, and gourmet food stations set up throughout the lobby were open to anyone who wanted to join the festivities.

 

Hotel lobby: a clean, simple design with a contemporary flare
Hotel lobby: a clean, simple design with a contemporary flare

Inside the Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista
The hotel is the closest non-Disney hotel to the Walt Disney World Resort. The average double-occupancy room starts at $169/night. Recreation includes an outdoor heated pool, whirlpool and—opening later this summer—Splash Zone, featuring a pirate ship with water cannons. Overlooking the pool is a 24/7 fitness center with 13 stations and free weights, and there’s Kid’s Zone featuring PlayStation 4, Wii U, foosball, and board games.

Heated pool, whirlpool and cabanas
Heated pool, whirlpool and cabanas

Regarding on-site dining offerings, there’s a full American breakfast buffet ($9.95), a restaurant (D-Flats) featuring flatbread pizzas and a variety of dishes for lunch and dinner, a grab-n-go deli, a lobby bar, and room service from 6 am to midnight.

More hotel photos in the gallery below!


For more on the Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista, visit the hotel’s homepage here. All photos credited to Laura Pedrick.

Double-occupancy room at the Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel
Double-occupancy room at the Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel
Full-service concierge in lobby
Full-service concierge in lobby
Rear of hotel lobby: a contemporary flare
Rear of hotel lobby: a contemporary flare
Lobby bar
Lobby bar
D-Flats restaurant
D-Flats restaurant
A generous variety of cold and hot breakfast choices are offered in the sunlit dining area
A generous variety of cold and hot breakfast choices are offered in the sunlit dining area
Peet's Coffee & Tea and grab-n-go deli
Peet's Coffee & Tea and grab-n-go deli
24/7 state-of-the-art fitness center overlooking the pool with 13 stations, free weights and exercise balls
24/7 state-of-the-art fitness center overlooking the pool with 13 stations, free weights and exercise balls
Kid's Zone featuring PlayStation 4, Wii U, foosball and board games
Kid's Zone featuring PlayStation 4, Wii U, foosball and board games
One of several seating areas in the lobby
One of several seating areas in the lobby
The Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista's heated pool
The Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista's heated pool
Heated pool with cabanas and whirlpool
Heated pool with cabanas and whirlpool
Hotel lobby: a clean, simple design with a contemporary flare
Hotel lobby: a clean, simple design with a contemporary flare
Heated pool, whirlpool and cabanas
Heated pool, whirlpool and cabanas
A gift from the hotel
A gift from the hotel
Guests greeted by helpful staff
Guests greeted by helpful staff
The Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel
The Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel
Front desk staff
Front desk staff
The post-ribbon-cutting party begins
The post-ribbon-cutting party begins
DJ Rama, president of JHM Hotels, describes what makes the Orlando Lake Buena Vista unique during the press conference
DJ Rama, president of JHM Hotels, describes what makes the Orlando Lake Buena Vista unique during the press conference
Well-attended press conference during the official grand opening of the Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel
Well-attended press conference during the official grand opening of the Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel
Ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the grand opening of the Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel
Ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the grand opening of the Delta Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel
Grand-opening party begins
Grand-opening party begins
One of many gourmet food stations in the lobby for the party
One of many gourmet food stations in the lobby for the party
Grand-opening party open to hotel guests and hotel executives
Grand-opening party open to hotel guests and hotel executives
Grand-opening party
Grand-opening party
Free champagne for everyone
Free champagne for everyone
Free champagne and gourmet food stations open to anyone who wanted to join the festivities
Free champagne and gourmet food stations open to anyone who wanted to join the festivities
Grand-opening party
Grand-opening party
Laura Pedrick
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