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Universal's 6th Hotel Rumors & Speculation

Discussion in 'Universal Orlando Hotels' started by GAcoaster, Jun 30, 2016.

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  1. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Premium Member

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    I'm thinking it's more on the order of an introductory offer to fill up a new hotel. The other hotels average over a 90% occupancy rate (per Universal), so there's no real need to get people to book. Just a guess on my part, though.
     
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    IT is good for the tapas at Strongwater and the Dhrum at the pool so it will be well used even if I do have to pick up my own drinks.
     
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    True. I'm just saying if this "softness" in attendance continues, it's obviously a good way to keep those occupancy rates up there.
     
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    I don't think there's any softness in attendance. It's been fully booked since opening.

    Maybe it's last on the last because it's not close to opening yet (it's not even officially announced yet). Once it's announced then maybe it'll move up the list.

    It was very clearly stated in the email I received, not sure which communique you're looking at.

    I wonder if this will be one of the perks/features of this hotel.. volcano bay tram stops at Aventura and then goes right into the transportation center?
     
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    No, there's no softness in hotel bookings (yet), but it's also peak season and OVERALL attendance has been soft for all parks including Universal, though they are doing better than the mouse and the whale. January/February may be a different story. Also, making sure those rooms are filled helps top offset any softness in day guest attendance since resort guests will spend more overall on property than a day visitor.
     
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    Universal attendance is no longer soft. Disneys still is.
     
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    Yea, if TP's daily crowd calendar is indicative of attendance, WDW had a terrible August. January type line levels, low moderate levels, most every day of the month. In contrast, Universal's attendance looked pretty healthy, high moderate to busy, most days.
     
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    That wasn't what I had heard. I know they are doing OK, but I think they were still below expectations. Also, it is still summer. September (non HHN days) may be a different story.
     
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    They could be behind expectations but still in the plus column. That would be my guess.
     
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    Were those expectations just based on last year's attendance, or with Kong and Hulk being open?
     
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    I just hope the rooms aren't as small or smaller than the ones at Sapphire Falls. They're encroaching cruise ship cabin territory.
     
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    Drove by today and they are already digging up dirt and stuff. It's moving.
     
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    Again, not wasting any time.
     
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    Maybe they have more furniture in the rooms? I keep seeing this posted that the SF rooms feel small.

    CBBR=300 sq ft
    SFR=320 sq ft
    RPR = 335 sq ft
    HRH= 375 sq ft
    PFR = 450 sq ft

    These are the standard rooms


    Could be the bathroom is larger in some so the room feels smaller or they have more/larger furniture but the base steps up as you would expect
     
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    Ok mr. factual information, let's calm down.
     
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    I gotta go measure the bathrooms and furniture first :dance:
     
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    You really know how to have fun on a vacation. :)
     
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    So random question - Uni's relationship with Loews... how is it written in contract? Like is Loews the hotel operator in perpetuity or do they have a deal through a certain year? I was thinking about it and I just started wondering how it all worked between the two.
     
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    Either that or the bar.......
     
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    Go for the bar, but wait til after the day at the park. No telling what will happen if Kong smells banana daiquiri on you.
     
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