Seralago Hotel & Suites

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Seralago Hotel & Suites
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Seralago Hotel & Suites is located in Florida
Seralago Hotel & Suites
Location within Florida
General information
Location 5678 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, Florida
Coordinates 28°19′52″N 81°30′41″W / 28.331015°N 81.511302°W / 28.331015; -81.511302
Opening March 1973
Owner Seralago Investments LLC
Management Seralago Investments LLC
Other information
Number of rooms 614[1][2]
Number of suites 113[2]
Number of restaurants 2
Website
Seralago Hotel & Suites

The Seralago Hotel & Suites is a family resort located in Kissimmee, Florida, U.S.A.

Summary[edit]

This resort is located within 3 miles or 4.8 kilometres of the Walt Disney World Resort and is near Old Town, which provides shopping and entertainment for the tourists.[1][2] Each room features a refrigerator, a microwave oven unit, free television service with cable channels, and the ability to use high-speed Internet for free through their Wi-Fi service.[1][2]

There are two Olympic-size swimming pools, free movies at their on-site movie theater, a shopping mall-style food court, and a dungeon-themed video arcade.[2] Free shuttles are provided to and from the following theme parks: Walt Disney World and Universal Studios.[2]

History[edit]

This hotel opened on March 1973 with a modest 228 rooms located on four detached buildings.[3] For the first 32 years of its existence, this hotel was a franchise hotel of Holiday Inn.[3]

One of the original owners of the hotel was Henri Landwirth, founder of the Give Kids The World Village, a nonprofit resort where terminally ill children would enjoy a week-long vacation with their families for no charge.[3][4] Another owner of this hotel was legendary astronaut John Glenn, the first to circle the Earth as a part of the Project Mercury rocket program.[3][4] He would go on to serve in the United States Senate and to return to an outer space mission at the age of 77.[3][4] Massive expansions of the resort took place in 1975, 1979, and 1989 with the opening of 445 additional rooms.[3] This hotel was the original pioneer to the concept of "kids' suites;" where the kids have their gaming consoles and their own private area for relaxation.[3] Each kid suites can accommodate up to five people (two parents/adult guardians and three children). Child-friendly themes along with the latest mainstream video games (for the Microsoft Xbox) are implemented in every child-oriented area of the suite.

On January 1, 2005, the employees jointly took over ownership of the hotel from the Holiday Inn corporation and became an independent hotel.[3] The current owner of the resort property is Seralago Investments LLC.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Seralago Hotel & Suites at OrlandoHotel.com
  2. ^ a b c d e f Seralago Hotel & Suites at Fodors.com
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i The history of Seralago Hotel & Suites at SeralagoHotel.com
  4. ^ a b c Landwirth, Henri. Gift of Life. 

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