The Universal Orlando Resort has been aggressively expanding the number of its hotel rooms in the past few years. Since 2014, Universal opened two massive, new hotels that joined the three existing on-site resorts, but this is just the beginning. Two new hotel towers opened earlier this year next to Universal's Volcano Bay, and a sixth hotel (the ultra-modern Universal's Aventura Hotel) is currently under construction near Loews Sapphire Falls. Yet, something even more impressive is coming...
According to an article posted on Skift.com, Loews Corporation CEO James Tisch made an interesting comment regarding the future of the Universal Orlando Resort during the company’s third quarter earnings call on Monday, October 30.
While mentioning that Loews Hotels operates five hotels and 5,600 rooms in partnership with Universal Orlando (which will soon become 6,200 when Aventura Hotel opens next year), he stated that "in the next several weeks, the partnership plans to announce a project that will be our largest investment so far in Orlando in terms of both rooms and dollars. So, stay tuned.”
Multiple sources indicate that the new hotel plan(s) that will be announced later this year will include the area formerly occupied by Wet 'n Wild, which was completely flattened in the past few months. We will continue to keep you updated.