The Avanti Resort is the perfect destination for your next Orlando, Florida vacation. The Hot Zone (THZ) was fortunate enough to be invited down recently to experience (4) wonderful nights at this amazing resort. THZ planned a business trip from NYC down to Orlando to do various reviews on the hottest resorts/hotels, amusement parks, restaurants, nightclubs and spas that Orlando has to offer for the summer vacation season. The first order of business was to find the hottest resort to feature.
After realizing that International Drive would be the ideal location to stay, the hunt was on for that oh so perfect hot spot! We did some research on the hotels and resorts in the area and concluded that the Avanti was the resort that we should feature in our ‘What’s Hot’ section! We packed our bags and hopped on the plane from LaGuardia Airport in New York to Orlando International Airport in Florida. We left the cold and rainy weather behind us and arrived to the 92 degree weather waiting for us in Orlando. We then picked up our rental car and headed straight over to the Avanti Resort.
After a total renovation, the Avanti Resort is a shining beacon in the heart of activity and dining options on International Drive. This new resort features 652 renovated, comfortable, and contemporary-style guest rooms and suites. All guest rooms are equipped with an in-room coffee maker, mini refrigerator, hair dryer, iron & ironing board, as well as a safe. They have a huge pool complex which features a kids water play area, beach volleyball, and shuffleboard court. Enjoy casual dining and beverage options without leaving the resort at the Avanti Pool Bar & Grille, along with property-wide WiFi. Avanti is in a great location within walking distance of various restaurants, bars and shopping. They are also just a short shuttle ride away from major theme park attractions.
After pulling up in front of the Avanti Resort and then parking our car in the parking lot, we entered a very bright, chic and colorful lobby. The lobby and Barista Café exceeded our expectations. We were met at the front desk by Hayley Calhoun, the Public Relations Manger who coordinated our stay and was simply delightful and pleasant to work with. We arrived a little early, so while we were waiting for our room to be ready, Hayley suggested that we take advantage of breakfast in the café while we wait. We proceeded to do just that, especially being very hungry after our flight….the delicious breakfast hit the spot.
The café was spacious, bright and inviting. They had an extensive menu to choose from for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also had fully stocked beverages, dairy products and pre-prepared meals as well. We had breakfast that morning and every morning thereafter to start off our busy, long days. We usually got scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon and toast for breakfast along with coffee and juice to get our engines revving for the day ahead of us. It was delicious and our chef DJ was the best along with the rest of the staff. However, DJ went that extra mile to make sure we had our food prepared exactly how we wanted.
After we finished breakfast our room was ready for us. We were booked in the Premium Executive King Suite and I must say the room was absolutely amazing. We’ve stayed in a lot of resorts before, but this suite was large, clean, modern and all around very impressive. Our suite was equipped with a refrigerator that came in handy, a microwave and a coffee maker. The room also had its own separate living room with a pull out couch in case we needed extra room for company. It also had a flat screen TV and cable for us to unwind and watch some of our favorite shows on television late nights. To say the room was big would be an understatement, it was huge, spacious and open, which is what I like.
As I stated earlier, we were extremely busy during the days out and about conducting various reviews around town. Fortunately for us, the Avanti pool and Jacuzzi hours are from 7am -11pm at night, so we were able to enjoy the pool and Jacuzzi late nights when we got back in from our long days. The pool was huge and the Jacuzzi was a decent size as well. We took a dip in both at night and partied along with the other guests staying there as well. We all cooled off in the pool and warmed up in the Jacuzzi over some good music and drinks from the bar. What a great way to wind down our days and relax.
Guests can either enjoy the Jacuzzi or pool in the daytime or nighttime. They can also enjoy poolside beach volleyball to get in some fun in the sun exercise.
If it’s too hot out to work out in the sun playing volleyball, have no fear because the Avanti has you covered. You can work out in their fitness center to work off those extra pounds you will most likely be putting on while on vacation, plus the kids can keep themselves entertained in the game room.
The Hot Zone went down for a business trip, but Avanti sure knows how to turn business into pleasure. The resort was a beautiful place with exceptional staff ready and willing to help you with anything you need. If you are looking for a great resort to stay at in Orlando Florida, Avanti is it! Whether you’re staying on business or for pleasure, it really doesn’t matter. Until now, I have never experienced a resort like the Avanti where they are able to capture classy and cool at the same time. THZ endorses the Avanti as the #1 resort to stay at in Orlando, so if you have not been there yet, please do yourself a favor and book your stay at the Avanti now! It’s chic, trendy, and most importantly it’s Orlando’s HOTTEST resort today!!
8738 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819