Even though Orlando theme parks are open again, it’s going to be awhile until the out-of-state crowds return. It could be this lack of demand that is leading to the decision to close two hotels at Universal Orlando Resort.
Loews Hotels has announced that it is closing the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and Universal’s Aventura Hotel on August 21, with no dates set as to when they will reopen.
From Spectrum News 13…
“We continue to evaluate our offerings and have decided to consolidate our hotel operations as we manage through current conditions,” a Loews Hotels spokesperson said in a statement.
Guests who have reservations for Sapphire Falls or Aventura will be given the option of staying at another resort or changing their travel dates.
A date for when those hotels would resume operations has not yet been shared.
Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites will continue operations, the spokesperson said.
Earlier this year it was announced that Universal Orlando would be canceling Halloween Horror Nights 2020 and suspending construction on the highly-anticipated Epic Universe theme park. This comes after a few rounds of layoffs for Team Members as the travel industry continues to reel from the pandemic.
Both Universal and Disney will have a long road to recovery, even after the pandemic ends. Some analysts predict it could take two years for crowd levels to return to normal.
[Source: Spectrum News 13]
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