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Grande Lakes Orlando unveils new and returning experiences, including new dining activations for 10th anniversary of Highball & Harvest

The award-winning resort will offer innovative partnerships, unique programming, and world-class amenities in the year ahead.

Grande Lakes Orlando signature restaurant Highball & Harvest

Grande Lakes Orlando, the 500-acre luxury Florida resort in the headwaters of the Florida Everglades anchored by The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes and JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes, is bringing a slate of new experiences for guests to experience in 2024 for the ultimate vacation in Orlando.

Through innovative new events and programming, curated partnerships, enhancements to award-winning amenities and sustainably-minded culinary offerings, Grande Lakes Orlando will continue to serve as a leading Orlando resort and vacation destination this year.

Travelers are encouraged to take advantage of the resort's popular overnight packages available all year for an ideal Florida vacation getaway, including the "Grande Escape Package," which provides a $50 daily resort credit and complimentary parking and the "Family Escape Package," which includes connecting rooms for large families and complimentary parking.

Grande Lakes Orlando signature restaurant Highball & Harvest

New Dining Experiences

2024 marks the 10th anniversary of the signature Southern-inspired Highball & Harvest, where the restaurant will unveil exciting activations throughout the year. Kicking off the celebration on February 25th, the restaurant will host Brunch at Birdie's, a special brunch where diners can enjoy unique cocktails, live entertainment and bring their dogs to socialize.

Grande Lakes Orlando signature restaurant PRIMO

The MICHELIN-recommended PRIMO will introduce new interactive classes exclusive to Grande Lakes Orlando, including an Art of Pizza Class, where guests will begin by touring the onsite garden to collect ingredients and then prepare their own fresh pizza. Additionally, PRIMO will offer a Primo Mixology Class where visitors can learn the tools of the trade and make cocktails with fresh ingredients.

Throughout 2024, Grande Lakes Orlando will continue to showcase its commitment to culinary excellence and sustainable cooking concepts across its 12 world-class and award-winning dining concepts, including with the recently introduced Green Menu at the One-MICHELIN-Star .

The resort also prides itself on showcasing rotating seasonal menus and specials to showcase seasonal flavors, local Florida businesses and originative culinary experiences for guests and locals alike, utilizing fresh bounties from the on-property, organic Whisper Creek Farm.

 Fifth Avenue Club at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue

Unique Partnerships

Grande Lakes Orlando encourages guests to take advantage of its recently introduced partnerships across the sprawling property, including the Fifth Avenue Club at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando in partnership with Saks Fifth Avenue. The Ritz-Carlton is the only luxury Orlando resort with an exclusive Club Lounge featuring food and beverage presentations and access to special occasions, including opportunities to get a first look at Dior and Bottega Veneta's latest lines during the Club Lounge's "Thursdays with Saks" events.

Ritz-Carlton Spa Olando

Additionally, guests can enjoy the range of new experiences at the award-winning Ritz-Carlton Spa—voted #1 best hotel spa in the US in USA Today 10Best's 2023 Readers' Choice awards—as part of the resort's new partnership with Swiss beauty brand, The Valmont Group. As part of the partnership, the spa offers signature treatments including the Energy of the Glaciers and Luminosity of Ice facials using Valmont products, among other treatments.

Grande Lakes Orlando also encourages guests to immerse themselves in aquatic adventures through its recently introduced partnership with Coastal Wake, the luxury wake-sport charter tour, which provides active water experiences including wakeboarding, wake surfing, tubing and more throughout the resort's natural waterways.

Additional new experiences through the Grande Lakes Sports program will be announced soon.

Grande Lakes Orlando GLO Summer Nights

Planning Ahead for Signature Seasonal Programming

Guests are encouraged to begin planning their spring, summer, fall and festive vacations with Grande Lakes Orlando and get excited for the resort's beloved annual programming. With spring just around the corner, the property is already planning Easter activities including a dazzling egg hunt, Cotton Tail Tea, giveaways and more.

Turning to summer, travelers can expect the return of GLO Summer Nights with spectacular weekly fireworks displays and exciting summer activities for children and adults. Visitors can expect an exciting Fall event complete with seasonal treats and festivities. Lastly, Grande Lakes Orlando will celebrate the November and December holidays in traditional epic fashion with Winter Wonderland programming which includes abundant festive culinary experiences, larger-than-life gingerbread house creations and the hotel's second iteration of a holiday market right on property.

More details about 2024 seasonal programming will be unveiled throughout the year.

For more information about Grande Lakes Orlando and to book a stay at one of its two hotels, please visit

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