Orlando, Florida. A new Orlando hotel introduces the latest cutting edge technology, making it a leader in health, technology, and hospitality.
The Lake Nona Wave hotel opened in December 2021.
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It’s the hub of the community, said Jesse Blakely, vice president of Lake Nona.
“It has been called the smartest and most technologically advanced hotel not only in the United States, but in the world,” Blakely said.
The hotel has 17 floors, making it the tallest building in Lake Nona. It offers stunning views of the growing area.
Inside the hotel, there are unique pieces of art and technology on display on each floor.
“It’s not just technology for technology’s sake, it’s technology that improves our lives,” Blakely said.
The Lake Nona Wave Hotel is for everyone, from visitors to business travelers, as well as residents who want to check out the offerings, Blakley said.
James Tattersall, director of sales and marketing for the Lake Nona Wave hotel, took News6 for a spin. The guest experience begins when they step into the lobby, known as the Lake Nona living room. Tattersall said it’s designed to feel like a residential living room where guests and residents can interact.
The lobby’s biggest feature is a wall art displaying 300 unique pieces. Above the welcome desk is a kinetic piece of art that changes color and shape throughout the day.
“It’s such a constant piece of art that every time you arrive or leave the hotel, it’s a little different,” Tattersall said.
Guests can walk into the lobby and stop by the Living Room Bar, or spend some time sitting under a two-story pink dogwood tree. Next to the bar is the seating on the staircase of the stadium.
“In an effort to evoke those tech universities in California and Silicon Valley, to highlight campus-style seating, so if guests are working from here on the day, you can relax, and take a chair on the stairs,” Tattersall said.
Guests can stroll through the 40,000-square-foot sculpture garden. It features dozens of world-class art sculptures and unique seating areas. There is also a private pool for hotel guests with cabanas available.
There are four bars and restaurants on the property serving a variety of cuisines and cocktails.
BACÁN is open for dinner and the menu features food inspired by Latin and South American cooking. Haven Kitchen Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The restaurant is designed to bring the outdoors indoors and the food is Mediterranean inspired. Haven Lounge will be a cocktail lounge that will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. It will offer small plates, a creative cocktail menu and live entertainment. The Living Room Bar also serves snacks and drinks.
You can also meet “Rosie” the robot butler who will serve your meals.
“It is using lidar technology and taking that level of service to the next place and it is using this technology in a smart and thoughtful way and again providing that seamless experience for guests in a way that is really fun,” said Blakley.
The hotel has 234 rooms. The starting price is $309 per night.
Each guest room is equipped with its own Toto smart toilet. It self-cleans, seat opens automatically, and features a heated seat. Guest rooms also have iPads that are used to control lighting and temperature.
Guests can upgrade to stay in one of the 6 WELL + Tech rooms. These private rooms feature additional high-tech amenities, including smart beds that adjust while you sleep and wetting sheets.
“You can control the bed stiffness, you can control the bed temperature, and you can even set an alarm on the bed to gently rock you awake in the morning,” Tattersell said.
The entire hotel is covered in 225,000 square feet of vision glass, an artificial intelligence glass that automatically changes color throughout the day. This provides a better night’s sleep, Blakely said.
“Studies have shown that it puts you back in about 16 minutes of sleep each night, so the guests who are here get a better experience, their circadian rhythm is just fine and they sleep better, and they probably don’t even know it,” Blackley said.
As technology changes and evolves, Blakley said, so does the Lake Nona Wave Hotel. She said she would continue to offer the most advanced amenities.
“We are the smartest and most technologically advanced in the world and we want to stay that way and we want him to be the shining star and to be the centerpiece of the Lake Nona community,” she said.
making it a leader in health, technology and hospitality.
“This really elevates and adds a new dimension to the hospitality scene here in Orlando,” said Blakely.
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