Evermore Orlando Resort and Luxury Conrad Orlando, both bordering Walt Disney World, are now accepting reservations for early 2024

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Evermore Orlando Resort overview
Posted: Monday March 6, 2023 12:!3pm ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Evermore Orlando Resort, the luxury vacation rental destination bordering Walt Disney World, and Conrad Orlando the latest addition to Conrad Hotels & Resorts contemporary luxury hotel brand, announced they are now accepting reservations for stays beginning from February 5, 2024.

Developed by Dart Interests, the 1,100-acre resort complex is located with close proximity to Walt Disney World Resort and the wider theme park area.. Newly built from the ground up, the Evermore resort complex is a comprehensive redevelopment of the former Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort. 

“We designed Evermore to introduce an entirely new hospitality category that will forever change the landscape of luxury vacation rental homes. Evermore offers a vastly superior short-term rental experience by solving the inconsistency problems of renting someone’s personal home while also providing hotel-like service and security,” said Christopher Kelsey, President of Dart Interests. “Evermore is Orlando’s only true destination resort worthy of a vacation even without a trip to the theme parks. Within the resort, we have created whole neighborhoods of resort-owned, purpose-built vacation rental homes in concert with a true luxury hotel to provide high-quality, bespoke experiences for all sizes and types of groups from couples to large conferences, particularly including multi-family and multi-generational vacations.”

Evermore’s reservation booking system allows guests to easily imagine their large party in their desired accommodation with a ‘Heads in Beds’ visualization tool, split payments with other guests in their party, and independently manage their unit guest list. The technology also allows the non-booking members of the travel party to get involved as much or as little as they would like. The burden is no longer solely on the travel planner.

Evermore will open with nearly 1,500 bedrooms spread among a variety of stay experiences. The resort property will open with 69 houses ranging in size from five to eleven bedrooms, 206 four-bedroom flats, and 41 two and four-bedroom villas.

Conrad Orlando will offer luxury accommodations with 433 rooms, including 51 suites and 10 family suites. Additional amenities include 40,000 square feet of indoor meeting space, a spa with an outdoor water garden, a private pool area with splash pad, private cabanas, fitness center, arrival/departure lounge and numerous dining options, including a signature rooftop experience.

“As we prepare to open Conrad Orlando later this year, we are excited to debut the Conrad brand and evolve our offerings in one of the most sought-after destinations,” said Danny Hughes, Executive Vice President and President, Americas, Hilton. “Conrad Orlando’s exceptional service paired with the wide range of amenities at Evermore Orlando Resort will provide our guests with an unforgettable experience.”

Guests staying at Evermore and Conrad Orlando will enjoy an expansive 20-acre tropical beach complex surrounding Evermore Bay, an 8-acre crystalline water amenity by Crystal Lagoons that creates ideal conditions for guests of all ages to enjoy the water year-round. The surrounding beach areas will feature zero entry swim areas, bars, cabanas, private fire-pits and an aquatic adventure area with a waterslide, rope swing and watersports of all kinds. Other amenities will include a lively food hall and gourmet market, a casual resort restaurant featuring views overlooking both the golf course and bay and a two-story Boathouse that will serve weddings and private events. The famed Scottish Links Course, Jack Nicklaus’ signature 18-hole Grand Cypress golf course will continue to challenge golf enthusiasts along with a newly reconfigured 18-hole Nicklaus Design course that will open with the resort and continue to pay homage to the legacy of golf excellence at Grand Cypress.

The entire resort complex will offer event professionals over 150,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor event, with Conrad Orlando offering over 65,000 square feet of event space, including 19 meeting rooms. Whether looking for a conference room, ballroom or an outdoor location, the resort offers many options for meeting and event planners. The Boathouse and garden lawn nestled on the bay’s edge will provide a sophisticated Orlando wedding and event locale with a classic Chris-Craft boat for private use. The resort, in partnership with Siemens, offers 11 custom branded VersiCharge Ultra DC fast Electric Vehicle charging stations across the property.

Reservations for vacation rental accommodations can be made directly on Evermore Orlando Resort’s website at evermoreresort.com. Reservations for stays at Conrad Orlando can be made at conradorlando.com.

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Fido Chuckwagon21 days ago

This appears to be priced competitively with Vistana (and possibly cheaper on some dats), is arguable easier to get to the parks than Vistana, and is significantly nicer. This could be a real threat to Vistana.

maxairmike21 days ago

I haven’t followed this too closely the past year, but the way I recall this being initially presented is different than how you seem to be interpreting it. The normal hotel (and timeshare style condos?) portion isn’t/wasn’t the “main” thing about this development. This was presented as a shakeup to the normal rental home market, providing a more consistent and hotel-like purchase experience for rental homes instead of the individual ownership model. However looking at it now it seems they’ve added more condo/villa units, so it might change things a bit in that regard. But the people looking for rental homes aren’t always the “park commando” types, so their presentation of amenities seems perfectly in line with what I’ve experienced that demographic enjoying (I used to live in a community that was over half master planned as vacation homes with expanded amenities). It might be interesting to see how this affects some of the older timeshare properties like Vistana in addition to all the purpose-built vacation rental home communities like in Champions Gate and all along 27. As bad as traffic can get on 535, it’s still far and away better than the Champions Gate traffic, so that’s a huge plus for vacationers right there.

GimpYancIent22 days ago

The Evermore Orlando Resort looks nice and I am sure will do a good business, but, the hook, that little something that makes it special (according to its own advertising), that final touch to get people to want to stay there is "close proximity to WDW". Otherwise, it's just another nice pricey Florida resort to hang out in. Disney should charge a fee for using "WDW" in their advertising. Where is Disney legal on this?

Andrew C22 days ago

I prefer that one over the Hilton Lake Buena Vista TBH. 10 years ago it was not yet a Hilton. I think it changed around 2015 or so and did at least some renovations after that....I heard not so great things about it before that time but never stayed there until 2017ish.... All those Disney Springs hotels are old and get beat up though. Renovation cycles must be a real pain in the rear.

TJ Vazquez22 days ago

To each their own 👍 Might need to try the Buena Vista Palace again. Last time we stayed there it wasn't the greatest and the lazy river wasn't open yet (probably 10 years ago by now) but every place deserves a second chance right?

Andrew C22 days ago

I don’t find them terrible at all. Older, yes. But very convenient and affordable.

TJ Vazquez22 days ago

I agree with the Waldorf, but the Signia was the worst stay we've had in Orlando (this was last year). It really used to be a great value but they failed so much on our last trip, they gave us a $250 credit and said that is all they will be able to do, so basically go away. The DS locations of Hilton are pretty terrible as well. Marriott has some great properties (Swan/Dolphin/Reserve/World Center).

Andrew C22 days ago

This we can agree on...

Kamikaze22 days ago

I did a search when I posted that for late March and it was ~$835 for 3 nights. Its probably demand increased pricing right now.

drnilescrane22 days ago

Eh, in my opinion the Waldorf badly needs a room renovation and Bull & Bear is a ripoff. I think there's room for a Conrad.

Andrew C22 days ago

The Signia by Hilton and Waldorf Astoria hotels at Bonnet Creek are great properties. And the Hilton Orlando at the convention center is pretty nice as well.

drnilescrane22 days ago

All of Hilton's Orlando properties are pretty terrible. All of the Bonvoy properties - of which there are more, and are more distinct - are newer or more recently renovated. A new Conrad will absolutely be able to capture a lot of the Hilton loyal upscale traffic

Andrew C22 days ago

?? There are a lot of Hilton brands in the area as well...

drnilescrane22 days ago

Right, this project was started about the same time those properties were developed it's just taken longer to get off the ground. Which makes sense, these things happen in waves. Being a Hilton hotel in a town full of Marriotts will probably help it stand out a bit. The lagoon is a distinct amenity. Clearly they felt there was room for one more despite the terrible location. The market is shifting a bit too. Travelers are more willing to pay for luxury properties post pandemic since the middle of the market decided to cut all service to the bones. Look at the rates the Four Seasons can charge.