Plans for Planet Hollywood Resort in Orlando changed

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Plans have finally been filed with Orange County to construct a new Planet Hollywood Resort near Walt Disney World. The announcement of the hotel was made five months ago, but it seems as if a change has been made since that announcement. The establishment will still sit on close to 14 acres near I-4 on SR 535, but the number of rooms has increased from 436 to 548, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

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Lorenzo Fragala (with Azzurra Development LLC) is the lead developer on the project. His vision is a big one, hoping to bring elements of Miami, New York and even Vegas to the area and wrap them under the Planet Hollywood brand as a premiere resort.

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The documents submitted show an impressive accommodation that features a 20-story tower and roof deck, multiple restaurants, lake views and a volleyball court. Apparently there was no expense spared on the pool area either. Plans lay out a collection of cabanas and a boardwalk that accesses Lake Bryan.

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Bernardo Fort-Brescia,  principal of the architect firm enlisted for the project, believes the resort will “change the face of the city.” That’s a pretty bold statement considering all of Orlando’s offerings, and time will tell whether Fort-Brescia is actually the prophet he supposes.

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