Theme park operator Universal Orlando, which is scheduled to open its fifth hotel this month, plans to build a sixth nearby. Universal submitted plans to the City of Orlando for a 600-room hotel at a site on Adventure Way south of its Sapphire Falls hotel, scheduled to open July 14.
The city said Universal presented no timetable for development of a sixth hotel. When Sapphire Falls opens, Universal will have 5,200 hotel rooms on its Orlando property, and as many as 15,000 may be feasible. Universal recently bought 475 acres near the Orange County Convention Center for development. [Orlando Sentinel] — Mike Seemuth