UCF Hotel & Conference Center
KUD International won the rights to develop a $38 million boutique hotel and conference center on the University of Central Florida campus through a competitive selection process. The UCF Hotel and Conference Center will be the first full service hotel to be constructed in the vicinity of UCF in over 40 years. It will be managed as an independent boutique hotel specifically focused on servicing the needs of UCF, the surrounding business districts and the adjacent upscale community of Oviedo, FL. The 97,500 sf, 5 story, 135 room hotel and conference center project is located at the main entry to the UCF campus in Orlando, FL. The site is the subject of a long term land lease.
The UCF Hotel is designed with the operating efficiencies of an upscale full service branded hotel, yet with an emphasis on the desirable attributes of a destination boutique hotel. The hotel design specifically addresses the needs of UCF in accommodating its visitors and dignitaries, as well as the corporate traveler with affiliations to the businesses surrounding the UCF campus. Importantly, the hotel staff will provide a personalized level of service that will enrich the experience for all hotel, conference and special event guests.
The hotel will be intimate, warm and inviting; a sanctuary within the hustle and bustle of the campus and Alafaya Trail. Lush landscaping will help to enhance the visitor’s arrival, and views of the courtyard entertainment area from the front desk will be noteworthy. The ground floor will be open and engaging, yet with defined areas for gathering, relaxing, dining and event functions. The conference facilities, which include a large ballroom capable of being subdivided into five sections, is complemented by four additional meeting rooms plus a boardroom. Lobby seating areas, a coffee shop and a lobby lounge provide opportunities for casual meetings and social gatherings. The 12,000 square feet of exterior entertainment areas are enclosed by a landscaped perimeter wall that provides visual and acoustic separation from the adjacent streets, allowing for outdoor events of all sizes and types.