Grab your flip flops, bathing suit and shades and spend this fall at Orlando World Center Marriott, when the weather is perfect for afternoons at the pool followed by dinner and drinks in the cooler autumn evening air. Business and leisure travelers and staycationing locals enjoy luxurious accommodations at the AAA Four Diamond resort, which recently underwent an extensive multi-million-dollar transformation.

The Orlando World Center Marriott offers guests everything from a championship golf course, full-service spa and fitness center, 10 incredible restaurants and lounges, and a pool area that rivals Orlando’s famous water parks. With so much to do on-site, there’s no need to leave or fight the theme park crowds. It’s the perfect place to retreat, relax and enjoy the ideal fall weather from your spacious balcony overlooking the pool or golf course.

Extensive Amenities Keep Guests Content

Orlando World Center Marriott is known for its indulgent facilities and activities, such as the massive Falls Pool Oasis, ranked one of the coolest hotel pools in the world by Forbes. One unique offering here includes the resort’s nightly laser light shows. They rotate out, so you won’t see the same show multiple times in a row.

The hotel also boasts several towering, twisting water slides, including a 90-foot speed slider that equals any thrill at one of Disney’s water parks. A fun kids’ zone for the littlest guests and a whirlpool for all ages also await. If you plan to book a stay during the winter, worry not; there’s a large indoor pool for your enjoyment. And if you want to relax without the noise and splashing of younger swimmers, slip into the peaceful, more remote spa pool located on the west side of the property.

If the zero-entry pool with water toys and activity center aren’t enough, the Marriott offers kids of all ages a one-of-a-kind experience at the Mermaid Academy. Aspiring mermaids and sharks have the opportunity to realize their dreams in a structured and supervised environment. Ages 4-12 are welcome, but swimming skills are a must. Reserve a spot in advance as space is limited.

Additionally, the hotel offers activities to keep children amused while you play a round of golf or lounge at the pool. There’s so much more for kids to do at the resort, including scavenger hunts, ping-pong tournaments, trivia and limbo contests, a Legoland play area with arts and crafts, and Saturday visits from some of Gatorland’s cutest critters.

The hotel’s GRID club, or Gaming Recreational Interactive Destination, is the perfect spot to drop your older kids while you hang at the adults-only spa pool or get a rejuvenating facial at the full-service spa, located on the more secluded west end of the resort. Spa-goers enjoy personalized massages, Sedona clay mud wraps, cleansing facials, hot stones, and aromatherapy. It’s a great way to unwind, so book an appointment for yourself or for you and your partner and bask in the tranquility.

There’s also a 4,000-square-foot state-of-the-art fitness center, four lighted tennis courts, a basketball court and two sand volleyball courts. Plus, Aqua Zumba and Salsa classes are available for those interested in sticking to their fitness routine while on vacation.

Head Out to Hawk’s Landing Golf Course

One of the biggest highlights at the Orlando World Center Marriott is an 18-hole, par 71 championship golf course designed by golf architect Robert Cupp Jr. Play a round of golf at the Hawk’s Landing course, which winds around 200 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and features 15 holes of water play and Tifdwarf Bermudagrass greens. Alternatively, consider a lesson or two at the Bill Madonna Golf Academy, located on site at Hawk’s Landing, if your golfing skills could use a little help. Hawk’s Landing Golf Club also features a putting green and driving range.

Reserve a Table at One of the Extraordinary Restaurants

While enjoying your getaway, dine at Siro: Urban Italian Kitchen, the hotel’s newest restaurant. The menu is inspired by local fare and crafted by Chef de Cuisine Kyle Anderson. Sample artisan cured meats and cheeses and fresh, farm-to-fork vegetables. The hotel also boasts several other upscale eateries, including Hawk’s Landing Steakhouse and Mikado Japanese Steakhouse. More casual options include Solaris, which offers breakfast and lunch, High Velocity Sports Bar, and the Falls Pool Bar and Grill. There’s also a small food court and a Starbucks for something faster.

In all, the Orlando World Center Marriott offers 10 taste-tempting restaurants and lounges, which means you’ll never need to leave the property during your stay. And there’s something for everyone, with Mikado offering exciting Hibachi for the kids and a number of options at each establishment for vegetarians and those with dietary restrictions or allergies.

A Variety of Newly Renovated Suites

Whether you’re in Orlando on an extended vacation or simply spending a few nights away from home, the Orlando World Center Marriott delivers world-class amenities and 2,009 grand guestrooms, including 120 newly renovated suites in 10 varieties.

The guest rooms are modern and comfortable and include plush bedding, mini-bars, laptop safes, coffee makers, and flat-panel TVs. Spacious living and working areas will help you feel at home while remaining productive, and there’s never a worry about staying well-connected with high-speed Internet access in all guest rooms. The Orlando World Center Marriott has a smoke-free policy.

Location is Everything

If you do decide to venture off property during your stay, the hotel is located just a couple of miles from Walt Disney World and a short trip from Universal Studios and other world-famous Orlando attractions. It’s also not far from International Drive, home to great restaurants and numerous family-friendly activities, including Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, WonderWorks, SEA LIFE Aquarium, The Escape Game Orlando, and The Orlando Eye. The hotel’s concierge is happy to assist with directions or tickets to local attractions.

The Perfect Venue for the Perfect Event

With its diverse dining options, amazing pools, world-class golf, and other amazing features, it’s no wonder the hotel is popular with both families and organizations. It’s an excellent spot for special events, offering 450,000 square feet of flexible gathering space for meetings, weddings, receptions, conventions, and other social or professional events.

Expert event planners and caterers are always on hand to assist with every detail of your special day and make sure your event is exactly to your specifications, whether you’ve booked one of the hotel’s grand ballrooms, a stunning outdoor space, or an intimate conference room.

The World Center Marriott has earned the right to be called one of the best convention locations and one of the top vacation destinations in the country. It’s a rare place where families can enjoy such a wonderful vacation experience while simultaneously attending an important business function on the same property.