Luxury Vacations in Orlando
Vibrant and ever-evolving, Orlando has become a magnet for sun-seekers, high-end shoppers, tastemakers, tennis aficionados, golf enthusiasts and patrons of the arts. Here, you will encounter incredible hospitality with a refined level of service throughout the No. 1 tourism destination in the country.
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You will also be delighted to discover there’s more to this congenial metropolis than meets the eye. Let us help you curate your own extraordinary luxury experience in Orlando!
Luxury Hotels in Orlando
Discover endless family fun and restorative relaxation at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort, the first and only AAA Five Diamond-rated resort in Central Florida. Dive into paradise at the resort's private 5-acre water park, featuring a winding lazy river, splash zone, two exhilarating water slides and more. Little ones will have a blast at Kids for All Seasons, a complimentary and exclusive day-camp experience, while adults relax beneath the palms at the chic infinity-edge, adult-only pool.
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Your most difficult decision might be choosing between a round of golf at the Tom Fazio-designed championship course at Four Seasons Golf and Sports Club Orlando, or unwinding with a luxurious treatment at The Spa. Incredible dining experiences crafted by the resort's award-winning culinary team await at six vibrant restaurants, including the signature rooftop steakhouse, Capa, and modern-Italian cuisine at Ravello, prepared with ingredients imported straight from Italy.
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But make no mistake: Each Orlando luxury hotel and resort possesses its own storied charm. For example, you will find the Waldorf Astoria® Orlando embracing sophistication with a citrus palette-inspired design highlighting amenities that make it a unique stay. Escape to this Official Walt Disney World® Resort Hotel and enjoy dazzling pools, decadent dining, championship golf, luxury spa and Walt Disney World benefits.
Book a reservation at the Waldorf Astoria® Golf Club, featuring a challenging Rees Jones-designed course, or the Waldorf Astoria® Spa, offering customized therapies, soothing environments and a unique client-centric approach to well-being. Or, achieve total relaxation by relaxing in luxurious comfort with a spacious poolside cabana. Speaking of which, guests of this property also enjoy access to the pool, lazy river, water slide and private cabanas at the adjacent Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek.
Uplifting balcony views enhance the elegance of The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, where you will feel as if you're set apart in a relaxed, beautiful and lush chain of lakes. The property also delights in creating life-long memories. Surrender yourself to the oasis-like spa, indulge in fine dining and test your skills on the championship-level golf course designed by Greg Norman. You'll benefit from impeccable service, luxury hotel rooms and suites, sophisticated event venues, and exceptional resort amenities.
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Mediterranean style and luxury don't require a trans-Atlantic flight, though. Travelers will find the elegant Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando situated on a picturesque waterway offering lovely, Old World elegance for adults, with exclusive early access to Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure.
You can even opt for a secluded tropical retreat near Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World® Resort. The Bora Bora Bungalows at Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows, accessible by boat, are modeled after the exclusive, over-the-water bungalows found at its namesake.
Luxury Experiences in Orlando
Those seeking exclusive experiences should know that there's much waiting for them at Walt Disney World® Resort, courtesy of Crown Collection by Disney. Born of a desire to carry forward the tradition started by Walt Disney himself — offering unparalleled access to enchantment of the highest caliber — this suite of VIP experiences will make all your Disney dreams come true.
You can also join a private expedition on the Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, where you will encounter majestic African wildlife for a true safari experience. Or, book a nighttime fireworks cruise aboard a 25-foot boat for you and up to nine companions, with your choice of watching Disney Enchantment or Harmonious right from the water.
And now, through March 2023, the magic is calling you to the Walt Disney World Resort 50th anniversary, The World’s Most Magical Celebration. Come be immersed in shimmering EARidescence and experience special touches, from embellishments on Cinderella Castle to decor throughout the theme parks and beyond. And at the heart of everything, Cast Members will be sharing magic, ready to create unforgettable memories that last a lifetime.
Set amid a tropical oasis in the heart of Central Florida, Discovery Cove® provides guests with the opportunity to relax in a beautiful, safe, outdoor environment with enhanced health and safety measures and limited capacity for an even more exclusive experience. Relaxation comes naturally for visitors at Discovery Cove, whether riding the soothing currents along Wind-Away River, enjoying the melodies of colorful feathered friends in the Explorer’s Aviary, or simply soaking up the sun along the white sandy beaches with plenty of open space for physical distancing.
Tennis enthusiasts will want to note that Orlando is the Home of American Tennis with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Campus, which is open to the public. Here, you can watch, learn and play at one of the largest, most advanced tennis facilities in the world. Featuring more than 100 tennis courts, including hard and red-clay surfaces, the venue also offers private tennis lessons and clinics for players of all skill levels and ages.
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Orlando is also a golfer's paradise, with more than 150 golf courses and golf academies. But it's the ability to play, and often with, the pros at some of the most prestigious golf courses that makes the destination memorable. Schedule a tee time at one of the following award-winning golf courses: Tranquilo Golf Club at Four Seasons Resort Orlando; Arnold Palmer's Bay Hill Club & Lodge; Waldorf Astoria Golf Club; The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Orlando, Grand Lakes; or Shingle Creek Golf Club, among others.
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Luxury Shopping in Orlando
As one of the most popular shopping destinations in the U.S., Orlando is a shopper's paradise. For starters, every aesthetic detail at The Mall at Millenia has been meticulously thought out, from the contemporary architectural design to its affluent assortment of offerings.
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Furthermore, a well-appointed selection of designer goods and fashion continues to elevate this highly coveted shopping destination. Design houses such as Hermès, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Prada and Saint Laurent all share a presence in this sky-lit, stylish shopping mecca. Lofty ceilings streaming in natural light and modern, expansive spaces make for a relaxing shopping experience among more than 150 stores and restaurants, with delights such as Tory Burch, Sephora, Brooks Brothers and Apple. Special touches like complimentary personal shopper services, valet parking, concierge and delivery services only enhance the already spectacular shopping encounter.
If sidewalk shopping is what you're seeking, venture northeast about 20 minutes from Orlando and visit charming Winter Park. With more than 140 chic boutiques, specialty stores, sidewalk cafés and museums, this quaint community is a popular haunt for locals.
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Refined shoppers will also want to visit the unique boutiques at Disney Springs® at Walt Disney World® Resort, where more than 100 stores await you. The walkable, impeccably designed retail, dining and entertainment hub offers a shopping experience like no other, including everything from fashion apparel and jewelry to collectibles and artwork.
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Luxury Dining & Entertainment in Orlando
Celebrity chef outposts continue to dot the Central Florida landscape, from world-famous stars like José Andrés, Gordon Ramsay, Rick Bayless, Todd English, Wolfgang Puck, Iron Chef Masahura Morimoto, Melissa Kelly, Guy Fieri and Art Smith. Accordingly, Orlando has evolved into a top restaurant haven.
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We also boast a definitive sense of pride and an undercurrent of innovation. More than 20 Central Florida chefs have been James Beard nominees, semi-finalists and winners. An influx of farm-to-table restaurants and a steady rise in Zagat-rated establishments has cultivated our gourmet scene to a heightened level. If you're seeking five-star dining, reserve a table at posh Victoria & Albert's in Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Expect a traditional gueridon service as you experience a seven-course, prix-fixe menu at the only AAA Five Diamond restaurant in Central Florida.
For world-class entertainment for the whole family, there's no place quite like Orlando, with more than 100 unique experiences to discover. Catch a Broadway production at the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater in downtown Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, or witness a variety of live entertainment at Universal CityWalk.
You can also enjoy premium seating to see your favorite band, or cheer on NBA, MLS and NCAA champions at world-class sporting venues. Ask your concierge to locate the best seats for the ultimate viewing experience.
Luxury Arts & Culture in Orlando
Located in the heart of downtown Orlando, the expressively illuminated Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is an iconic beacon that signals the city's enduring commitment to the arts. In January 2022, the venue debuted Steinmetz Hall, an acoustically remarkable space capable of achieving an N1 sound rating.
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Nearby in Loch Haven Park, you will discover the allure of the Orlando Museum of Art, where meaningful connections to art can be made in a light, airy, spacious setting that invites you to explore both traveling exhibits and permanent collections. This museum also features an $8.3 million J. Hyde Crawford collection of commercial drawings of luxury fashion, bequeathed in 2014. One of the single most important gifts in the museum's history, the collection is featured in its own gallery, entitled Crawford.
Big-city cultural events and museums are commonplace within Winter Park's historic, small-city elegance. First stop is The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, aka the Morse Museum, for viewing the largest collection of works by Louis Comfort Tiffany. A large number of leaded-glass windows and a mosaic altar created from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition held in Chicago are uniquely displayed.
Tucked away at Rollins College and overlooking scenic Lake Virginia, Rollins Museum of Art boasts a revered collection of over 5,600 pieces of art, including works from Bierstadt, Matisse and Picasso.
This is the start of all the luxury experiences waiting for you in Orlando. Use our powerful, free planning resources to start plotting your luxury getaway to the Theme Park Capital of the World!