Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista Resort: Ideal Destination for a Family Vacation

Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista Resort was recently featured on Daytime TV, a lifestyle show, hosted by Cindy Edwards and Jerry Penacoli in a segment titled “Reconnecting with the Kids Through Travel This Spring”. Lifestyle expert, mom and host of We TV’s The Lifestyle List, Michelle Yarn, shared with the audience how a resort like Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista Resort is the ideal location to take advantage of the weekend for a quick family getaway.

Since 2013, an operating affiliate of GF Management has owned and managed the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Resort, a 334-room full service resort located less than a mile from Walt Disney World® Resort. The resort provides a theme park shuttle service to Magic Kingdom® Park and is less than 25 minutes from Orlando International Airport. After undergoing a $13 million renovation, the resort was awarded the 2015 Award of Merit Exceptional Make It Right Improvement Renovated Hotel by Hilton.

The resort offers complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast for its guests and features fire-pits, tennis courts, a putting green, indoor and outdoor pools, basketball court, beach volleyball court, fishing dock, kids splash pad, dive-in movies and outdoor cabanas with TVs and refrigerators. Families enjoy spacious two-room suites along with a sofa bed for flexible sleeping arrangements. For more information, visit their website.


DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport to Undergo $8 Million Renovation

In June of 2016, GF Management announced that, through its affiliate, it had acquired the 353-room DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport, located two miles from Orlando International Airport. GF Management has pledged $8 million in renovations at the Hotel.

Enhancements at the 353-room DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport will take place over the next 18 months. The impactful renovation planned for the property will focus on improvements to the public space, guest rooms, and most importantly, the overall guest experience.

Not only is the hotel receiving a renovation, but has a new Director of Sales and Marketing, Laura Byers. Laura brings to the team an impressive resume and over 19 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Laura is the perfect match with strong leadership skills and a dedicated work ethic.

Laura’s experience in the hospitality industry includes proactive sales, team development, market intelligence and community involvement, along with hotel transitions and renovations. Prior to joining the management team at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport, Laura held the Associate Director of Sales position at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Resort, where she led a successful team of five sales and catering managers.

The property currently boasts a full-service bar that serves innovative libations, and the 463 Restaurant, that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  Additionally, The DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport provides more than 15,000 square feet of flexible function space, suitable for social, corporate and wedding events.

GF Management is eager to bring new life to this hotel in the unique setting that only Orlando can provide. Whether guests are planning a family vacation, romantic getaway or a business trip, countless amenities and fantastic service await them at the DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Airport.

To learn more about the upcoming renovations, or to schedule a site visit, please contact Laura Byers at (407) 235-1907.