Marriott-Branded W Hotel Breaking Ground Near Epic Universe

By Roger Jimenez

Step into the future of luxury hospitality as we delve into the groundbreaking venture of the Marriott-branded W Hotel that is set to grace the vicinity of Epic Universe in Orlando in 2026, with groundbreaking occurring later this year! This eagerly anticipated development promises to elevate the city's hospitality landscape with its innovative design, unparalleled amenities, and dynamic entertainment offerings. 

Join us as we unveil the thrilling prospects and unique features that will make the W Hotel at Epic Universe a must-visit destination for travelers and residents alike.

What makes the W Hotel project unique?

The project, spear-headed bythe Buccini/Pollin Group and BPGS Construction, will feature a striking 22-story hotel tower boasting 400 opulent guest rooms, each meticulously designed to provide the ultimate in comfort and style. Guests can expect a seamless blend of contemporary elegance and modern amenities, with personalized service tailored to meet their every need.

Central to the development is the 2,000-seat concert venue, set to become a premier destination for live entertainment in Orlando. With plans for 200 yearly acts spanning a diverse range of genres, from chart-topping artists to up-and-coming talent, the venue promises to deliver unforgettable experiences for music lovers of all tastes.

w hotel concept art

Beyond the hotel and concert venue, the project will offer a host of world-class amenities designed to cater to both tourists and locals alike. Five bars and restaurants, including the signature "Living Room" bar and lounge, will provide a vibrant social scene, while an adult rooftop pool will serve as the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline.

Additionally, the plans feature designated space for a convenient six-story parking garage and the addition of a second family-friendly pool that will cater to guests of all ages.

The rooftop pool will also double as a dynamic day club and nightclub, hosting lively events and exclusive parties throughout the year. Guests can look forward to a serene rooftop oasis, complete with DJs and cabanas, that will be ideal for soaking up the Florida sun in style.

rooftop pool of w hotel concept art

Where will it be?

Situated on a prime 10-acre parcel at the bustling intersection of Universal Boulevard and Destination Parkway, the project aims to seamlessly integrate into the bustling Epic Universe vicinity. 

With a 99-year ground lease secured, construction is set to commence soon, promising to elevate Orlando's hospitality scene to new heights. As the city continues to evolve as a global tourist hotspot, the Marriott-branded W Hotel and concert venue are poised to set a new standard for luxury and entertainment, embodying the vibrant spirit of Orlando.

Concept Images by BPGS Construction


A groundbreaking project is underway near Epic Universe: the arrival of a Marriott-branded W Hotel and a state-of-the-art concert venue in the heart of Orlando. This luxury development will grace a 10-acre site at the intersection of Universal Boulevard and Destination Parkway. Anticipated to be completed by 2026, the project promises to be a game-changer with its 22-story hotel tower offering 400 rooms, a 2,000-seat concert venue hosting 200 acts annually, and a sophisticated rooftop pool doubling as a day club and nightclub.


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