Everything You Need to Know About the New Universal’s Aventura Hotel

August 16, 2018
Universal's Aventura Hotel is Now Open

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Are you ready for a new adventure? We’re ready to make it happen! Minutes ago, I had the most amazing experience of my career as I opened the front doors of Universal’s Aventura Hotel to our first guests.

The hotel business is 24/7/365—once our doors open, they never close. And to be honest, it’s a moment I could have never imagined when I started working as a banquet houseman at a hotel in the UK at age 14.

From then until now, I’ve always thought of the hotel experience as a journey, and I think you’re going to love it here. From our sleek lobby to the pool deck to the guest rooms, bars and restaurants, everything has been designed to appeal to today’s traveler.

What makes the journey through Aventura Hotel so special? For me, it’s many factors, but perhaps the three that stand out the most are the views, the food and drinks, and my team.

The Views

Universal's Aventura Hotel - Standard Queen Guest Room

Whether you’re in a guest room or at Bar 17 Bistro, this hotel offers some of the most spectacular views of any hotel I’ve ever seen (and I’ve seen and worked in my fair share of hotels around the world). Look one way and you’ll see Universal Volcano Bay (be sure to use our dedicated walkway that takes you straight to Volcano Bay) and our sister hotel, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. I especially love the view at night of Volcano Bay from Bar 17 Bistro.

Look another direction and you’ll see another of our sister hotels, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Look beyond and you have an awesome view of Universal Islands of Adventure, Universal Studios Florida, and Universal CityWalk. And you don’t have to be on the roof to see these views—the floor-to-ceiling windows in many of our guest rooms showcase these views brilliantly.

The Food and Drinks

Universal's Aventura Hotel - Urban Pantry Sushi

As a former executive chef, I’m a foodie at heart. So, we’ve meticulously crafted our menus and cocktails to bring you something out of the ordinary – great food in a casual, welcoming setting that puts everyone at ease.

What are the must have’s? The bao buns and the Wagyu beef sliders at Bar 17 Bistro. A specialty cocktail at any of our three bars – barVentura in the lobby, BarSol at the pool or Bar 17 Bistro on the rooftop.

But perhaps my favorite aspect of this entire project is our food hall in the lobby, Urban Pantry. Visit one of our four stations for breakfast, lunch or dinner and see how we’ve mixed fresh and flavorful with affordable casual to create something new for Orlando’s theme park food scene. Here, you’ll enjoy diverse flavors, fresh ingredients and globally-inspired dishes such as teriyaki stir fry and smoked salmon pizza.

The Team

Universal's Aventura Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort

Every minute of every day, those of us who work in hospitality are focused on one thing—our guests. Each guest has a story, and our job is to be a part of your story in a meaningful and memorable way. Whether you’re visiting from a few miles away or half a world away, our team is here to take care of you and help you escape the “everyday.” Guests at Aventura Hotel will see our team’s undeniable passion as they experience this new hotel and all the endless opportunities for fun at Universal Orlando Resort.

So, stop by and see what has all of us so excited as we begin this new adventure, along with you.

Best of all, guests can enjoy all that Aventura Hotel has to offer at a Prime Value price point. If you haven’t already booked your stay, now is the time. Rates at Aventura Hotel start at just $116 per night for a four-night stay. And for a limited time, guests that book a stay at Universal’s Aventura Hotel will receive a $50 hotel dining credit when staying for four nights or longer.


Universal's Aventura Hotel - Bar 17 Bistro View
Universal's Aventura Hotel - Bar 17 Bistro 2
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Universal's Aventura Hotel - Pool
Universal's Aventura Hotel - Lobby
Universal's Aventura Hotel - Urban Pantry
Urban Pantry - Pizza Station
Universal's Aventura Hotel - Bar Ventura
Universal's Aventura Hotel - Starbucks 2
Universal's Aventura Hotel - Starbucks
Universal's Aventura Hotel - Front Drive

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  • Reply Dina Levock August 16, 2018 at 11:32 am

    So CoooL!! Congratulations on the opening of this beautiful hotel!! Hoping to visit the area in March/April, we’ll stop by and check it out :o)

  • Reply elizabeth perez 2nd cook at Mels diner August 16, 2018 at 4:27 pm

    I stay at universals hotels every now and then and I can not wait to experience the hotel and all its got to offer!! Universal Hotels are honestly one of the best hotels I’ve stayed in. I I do plenty of traveling and I know the quality of universal hotels. the are amazing!! Love them!!
    I know that the hotel will be fabulous!

  • Reply Carlos A August 17, 2018 at 6:58 am

    Looks awesome, congrats to everyone involved in this new Hotel.

  • Reply margaret armitage August 17, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    this hotel looks absolutey fabulous,I’m happy to say that I’m staying here in three weeks you guys have done an amazing job and i cannot wait to see it in all its wonderfull its our 25th wedding anniversary we wanted something special and i think this will be very special.well done guys and i look forward to seeing you on the 8th september .see you soon the armitages .

  • Reply Bettine Perry August 18, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Looking forward to staying in this hotel in December.Looks fabulous.Bettine Perry

  • Reply Gail August 19, 2018 at 10:52 am

    I will be heading there tomorrow, and just wanted to make sure everything is opened.

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      Reply Social Media Team August 19, 2018 at 10:58 am

      Everything at Universal’s Aventura Hotel is currently operating as normal!

  • Reply Frank August 19, 2018 at 10:39 am

    Great architecture, folks. I’ve planning to go next year to Orlando. Who knows, maybe I’ll stop there 😉

  • Reply Kevin Link August 20, 2018 at 10:53 am

    Checking in this weekend, can’t wait to experience it all!
    Congratulations on the opening.

  • Reply Gaynor August 23, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    Will be arriving tomorrow! Cant wait! Hotel looks amazing.

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      Reply Social Media Team August 23, 2018 at 5:59 pm

      YAY! Have a great time, Gaynor!

  • Reply Mary August 29, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    I’m looking forward to checking it out the end of January. I already have my reservations.

  • Reply James Bottini September 7, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    wow great. thx

  • Reply Cheryl Spears September 7, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    I’m a new travel blogger and I’m so excited to visit this hotel in February this next year. I was blown away by the modern design features the hotel offers. This trip will be my first big travel post and I’m super excited.

  • Reply Sarah September 17, 2018 at 10:34 am

    The lobby is sterile and boring. Not interesting at all. Not sure why spend so much money on a resort and have the lobby be so generic looking. No creativity or colors.

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