GF Management's Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista Resort to Undergo $13 Million Renovation

ORLANDO, Fla., July 22, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista Resort is committed to an advanced approach to products, amenities and service. The property has begun a $13 million redevelopment plan with completion scheduled for November 2014. The Resort is dedicated to the Embassy Suites brand standard of anticipating travelers' needs and delivering what matters most, and aims to ensure each guests' stay is as pleasant and rewarding as it can be.

All 334 spacious, two-room guest suites in the Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista Resort will be completely renovated. Each suite is designed to be perfectly equipped for comfort and convenience. With a private bedroom and separate living room with a sleeper-sofa, guests will have plenty of room to relax and unwind. A flat screen TV in each room with cable and in-suite movies means that everyone can watch what they like. Other amenities include a wet bar, refrigerator, microwave and Wi-Fi. Rooms also have a coffeemaker, iron with board and hair dryer for added convenience.

Upon completion of the Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista Resort's redevelopment plan, the property will feature 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space, making it the perfect location for an Orlando wedding or first-class conference. Those who are traveling on business will love the 24-hour business center, state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, and unique meeting space.

The property will also boast a full contemporary redesigned open lobby concept with individual pod stations. The atrium design will offer a sophisticated Bahamian style with new elevator water features, a redesigned pavilion, separate lounge seating and a new evening Complimentary Reception* bar. Additionally, a new Starbucks coffee bar will be added.

Located just minutes from downtown Orlando, the Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista Resort features Caribbean-style lodging perfect for business travelers and families alike. Located one mile from the enchantment of Walt Disney World® Resort, four miles from SeaWorld Adventure Park, and only five miles to Universal Studios, this Lake Buena Vista Resort offers luxurious all-suite accommodations, state-of-the-art amenities, and first-class service.

The Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista Resort was acquired in December 2013 by GF Management, through its operating affiliate. This is one of two recent additions to GF Management's owned portfolio controlled by the Company's principals. Over the last few years, GF Management has worked diligently to identify ownership opportunities that meet the investment criteria set forth in the Company's strategic growth platform in an effort to grow through acquisitions, as well as through its long-standing top management business. Stan Glander, Executive Vice President of Operations for GF stated: "We take great pride in not only the service we provide to our guests, but the product in which it's presented. We know what it takes to create a great space, and we are confident that the end result here at the Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista Resort is no exception."

Designed to be a luxurious home away from home, the Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista Resort offers everything guests need for a complete and worry-free stay. Guests can start the day with a complimentary, made-to-order breakfast. Whether flying solo or with the whole family, every guest gets exactly what they want for breakfast for free.

Fitness-minded guests will find plenty to help them stay in shape, including a putting green and fully equipped fitness center, with areas to enjoy a friendly game of tennis, volleyball, or basketball. The Resort also boasts both a heated indoor and outdoor pool, in addition to a whirlpool and sauna. Two spa treatment rooms and an outside cabana dedicated to spa services will also be available upon renovation completion.

Children will absolutely love this Orlando property. In addition to being just minutes from the magic of the Walt Disney World® Resort, children can unwind at the Resort's designated kids' pool, playground, or arcade. They will also love watching movies poolside on select evenings at dusk at the property's very own "Drive-in Theater." A new kids' splash pool will be added during renovations.

Parents will love the scheduled transportation to all Walt Disney World Theme Parks from the Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista Resort, or, if looking for an evening away, the Concierge services, with child care available. Parents can indulge at one of the Resort's onsite restaurants, or take advantage of the world-class shopping and outlets surrounding the Resort. The Resort also offers laundry and dry-cleaning service.

From its gorgeous atrium filled with natural light, palm trees, and waterfalls to its spacious two-room suites, this Walt Disney World® Resort provides a relaxing retreat in tropical paradise. Whether you are planning a family vacation, a wedding, or business trip, the recently renovated Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista Resort is the perfect venue. For questions or concerns, please visit or contact the Resort's General Manager at (407) 239-1144 or

About GF Management

GF Management is an award-winning, full-service hospitality ownership, management and advisory company founded in 1988 and based in Center City Philadelphia. With more than 130 hospitality assets under management, including hotels, resorts, conference centers, catering facilities, waterparks, casinos and golf courses in 34 states, GF Management specializes in third-party management, asset management and advisory services for a variety of individual, private, institutional and financial clients. Many of GF's core hospitality assets within the portfolio are owned by its principals and therein provide the strength and balance of ownership and management. The Company is currently seeking to expand its portfolio of full-service ownership and management assignments through long-term contracts and joint-venture investment opportunities. For more information about GF Management call 215-972-2222 or visit

About Embassy Suites Hotels

Embassy Suites Hotels, one of Hilton Worldwide's ten market-leading brands, is dedicated to delivering what matters most to travelers. The full service, upscale brand offers every guest a two-room suite, free cooked-to-order breakfast and a nightly two-hour reception with complimentary drinks* and snacks. Both leisure and business travelers looking for a relaxed, yet sophisticated, experience will feel right at home with brand-standard amenities like inviting atriums and complimentary 24-hour business and fitness centers. Embassy Suites Hotels has more than 215 hotels with more than 25 in the pipeline. For more information, visit, and connect with Embassy Suites at, and

*Service of alcohol subject to state and local laws. Must be of legal drinking age.

CONTACT: Vineet Nayyar Tel: (407) 239-1144 Email: NayyarV@gfhotels.comSource: Embassy Suites Orlando -Lake Buena Vista