Grande Lakes Orlando, the 500-acre luxury resort complex comprised of The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott Orlando has launched a calendar of summer events and programming from Memorial Day Weekend fireworks to Father’s Day dining specials. Guests can also reserve the new luxury cabanas poolside at The Ritz-Carlton.
Grande Lakes Orlando estate features a 582-room Ritz-Carlton and 1,000-room JW Marriott hotel located at the headwaters of the Florida Everglades. Guests at each hotels have access to all the facilities and services at Grande Lakes Orlando, including a Greg Norman-designed golf course and the 40,000-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Spa ,as well as three pools, including the winding lazy river at JW Marriott.
Debuting this summer, the newly-built personal cabanas each are alongside the sprawling pool at The Ritz-Carlton. Guests can receive amenities such as a seasonal fruit plate and snack basket, a mini fridge with non-alcoholic beverages, and a sun care gift bag while relaxing on sofa seating and chaise loungers.
Beginning Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day, Grande Lakes Orlando will offer guests complimentary Summer Shaved Ice on-site from 1 pm-3 pm every Thursday. Families can also enjoy a weekly movie night every Thursday at 7 pm at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando or ride the Grande Lakes Express Train from the lakeside gazebo every weekend at 10 am and 2pm.
Featuring its newly renovated guest rooms, Club Lounge and luxury pool, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes will kick off its summer calendar with a special Memorial Day Weekend lunch and dinner menu at Highball & Harvest. At JW Marriott Orlando, Citron, the hotel’s American Brasserie and Breakfast Buffet will feature special dishes all weekend long.
For guests of each resort, a complimentary firework display will take place on May 30 at 9 pm. Fireworks can also be viewed from the balcony of one of the newly designed guest rooms at The Ritz-Carlton.
For Father’s Day, dads can get a Father’s Day Beer, Bourbon and Cigar Garden at The Ritz-Carlton, featuring samples of locally crafted beer, top shelf bourbon, and cigar rolling lessons. This event takes place June 20 from 12 pm-2 pm at the Highball & Harvest Courtyard. Father’s Day menus can also be enjoyed at Highball & Harvest and at Knife & Spoon.
Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen and The Brewery located at the JW Marriott Orlando features farm inspired comfort food and craft beers from the on-site nano-brewery. This Father’s Day, guests can reserve a seat at the Father’s Day Brunch at Whisper Creek Farm for a special a la carte menu on June 20 from 10 am – 2pm.
On July 4, guests of The Ritz-Carlton Orlando can get a luau-themed fair featuring games, contests, shows, slides and more, taking place on the DaVinci Lawn from 5 pm – 9pm. Additionally, Highball & Harvest and Knife & Spoon at The Ritz-Carlton, and Citron at JW Marriott will feature a special fourth of July a la carte menu.
The lazy river at JW Marriott Orlando will offer games, live entertainment and drink specials from July 4 to July 7 at the JW Pool Deck.
For guests of each resort, another fireworks display will take place at 9 pm.
Guests can celebrate the end of summer with Labor Day Poolside games at The Ritz-Carlton taking place Sept 5 from 1-3 pm, and games, arts & crafts, water slides, and live entertainment at JW Pool Deck from Sept. 4-6.
Highball & Harvest and Knife & Spoon at The Ritz-Carlton along with Primo at JW Marriott will each feature special menus.
One final fireworks display of the season will take place on Sept. 5 at 9 pm.
Photo Credit: Grande Lakes Orlando