About This Episode
Lake Nona Wave Hotel Facts:
- 234 high-tech guest rooms including 18 artistic suites
- Lively Living Room lobby
- Colorful pool deck with stylish cabanas
- Two destination restaurants
- Two mixology-driven bars
- Technogym-powered fitness studio
- Access to the Lake Nona Performance Club
- Over 12,000 square feet of tech-infused event space
- Six miles from Orlando International Airport
Sophisticated travelers, business pros, and lifestyle-focused guests will all enjoy a seamless combination of energy, design and unexpectedly perceptive hospitality that culminate in magnetic places to work and play at the Lake Nona Wave Hotel.
Guest rooms and suites at the Lake Nona Wave Hotel are marvels of finely honed comfort, with in-room workspaces and lineal light design. A stylish second-level pool deck features a rooftop location, cabanas, cozy seating spaces, and private event areas. High-tech, fully connected workout experiences are the hallmark of a state-of-the art fitness center designed in partnership with Technogym at the Lake Nona Wave Hotel.
A shining prism of hospitality, Lake Nona Wave Hotel is where people connect with an ever-changing pulse of commerce and entertainment. Against its myriad of patterns and textures, echoing the pulse of place in Lake Nona’s urban core, the days here pass focused and fulfilling. Amenities and opportunities abound with a welcoming spirit of social diversion at the Lake Nona Wave Hotel.
On this episode of the Orlando Guy, I continue my Luxury Orlando Travel Series by visiting the brand-new Lake Nona Wave Hotel. It is Lake Nona Town Center’s living room and the place to indulge in texture, color, design and diversion. I’ll give you a comprehensive look at this high-tech and high-touch marvel known as the Lake Nona Wave Hotel. Coming up next!
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From Downtown Orlando, the Lake Nona Wave Hotel is about 25 minutes southeast and located in the heart of the brand-new Lake Nona Town Center currently under development.
When you first arrive at the Lake Nona Wave Hotel, you enter the Living Room Lobby. The Lake Nona Wave Hotel Living Room is where daring innovation beautifully meets relaxation. Unlike most hotel lobbies, the Lake Nona Wave Hotel Living Room is a place to unwind, recharge, and to sink into the radiance of texture, color and diversion. There are a myriad of nooks, crannies, and spaces to sit, relax and reflect. Your time spent in the Lake Nona Wave Hotel Living Room amplifies the luxury lifestyle experience which allows you to charge and recharge the soul.
Just outside the Lake Nona Wave Hotel is a 50,000 square-foot outdoor space designed for the exploration and discovery of a distinguished selection of sculptures from one of the world’s largest private art collections. This sculpture garden is an elegant and inviting canopy of verdant palms and fragrant flowers surround meandering walking paths through the garden’s signature sculpture collection featuring the works of acclaimed artists such as Fernando Botero, Philip Jackson, Henry Moore, and Enzo Plazzotta. The sculpture garden canopy is defined by nearly 300 hand-selected palm trees chosen for their unique features and arranged in waves of foliage as a nod to the curves of the state-of-the-art Lake Nona Wave Hotel rising overhead. In the evening, plan to visit the garden which comes to life with a coordinated orchestra of multi-hued lighting elements and special night-blooming flowers. The sculpture garden at the Lake Nona Wave Hotel is a place where mind and body rejoin to emanate the harmony of being at peace.
The Lake Nona Wave Hotel boasts many modern amenities; one of which is the state-of-the-art Technogym-powered fitness salon. The salon features high-tech infused bikes, treadmills, ellipticals, along with strength, core and cross fit training equipment to maintain a strong body. A stay at the Lake Nona Wave Hotel also gets you access to the adjacent Lake Nona Performance Club, a state-of-the-art fitness, sports, and integrative health center complimentary as part of your stay. Your fitness goals can still be a priority when staying at the Lake Nona Wave Hotel.
Whether you’re gathering for a corporate meeting or an executive event, Lake Nona Wave Hotel offers all the essential amenities your group needs to achieve your goals with flying colors. The hotel features intimate meeting facilities as well as world-class ballrooms to make any event a spectacular success.
The Lake Nona Wave Hotel boasts two world-class restaurants, with more on the way including a brand-new ultra-lounge. During my stay I enjoyed dining at both the Haven Kitchen and the Lake Nona Wave Hotel signature restaurant, Bacán. The Haven Kitchen features a sophisticated Mediterranean menu bringing a twist to traditional Florida flavors. The décor is light and airy with inviting and intimate spaces that ignites a celebratory atmosphere. The bar offers botanical inspired cocktails made my master mixologists. I highly recommend the Smoked and Grilled Chicken Wings with smoked paprika chimichurri; Branzino A La Plancha prepared with Peperonata, farro, hazelnut, olive, dill and buttermilk; and for dessert you absolutely must try the Carrot Cake – orange ginger panna cotta, pineapple, orange carrot vanilla sauce and a sour cream sorbet or the Cherry Clafouti made with Baked vanilla custard, morello cherries, lemon peel and white chocolate whipped ganache. For lunch you’ve got to sample the famous Haven Burger – prepared with Prime beef, smoked gouda, avocado, smoked bacon, tomato, dill and mustard aioli. For breakfast I enjoyed my usual eggs benedict on a toasted croissant, avocado, hollandaise and breakfast potatoes.
Over at Bacán I found an open and inviting kitchen serving up the many flavors of the Americas. This is definitely the place to impress your friends or celebrate a special occasion. The décor is elegant and refined with plenty of comfortable and intimate seating. The restaurant offers an exceptional wine list and the fare is just as spectacular. I started with the Smoked Scallops A La Plancha presented tableside with Caviar, beetroot tartare, cauliflower and yuca crisp. For my entrée I chose the 14oz New York Strip Loin Carne Asada served with hominy and pico, oregano, pickled mustard seed and smoked pepper sauce. For dessert you’ll have the hard decision of choosing between the Tres Leches Cake or the Banana Cream Tarte, or indulge as I did, with the Esfera De Chocolate or sphere of chocolate atop a decadent chocolate fondant cake, chocolate mole sauce and strawberry ice cream. The Lake Nona Wave Hotel is a 5-star epicurean delight.
The Lake Nona Wave Hotel offers an elevated 234 high-tech guest rooms including 18 artistic suites. The guest rooms and suites are marvels of finely honed comfort, with in-room workspaces and lineal light design. The Lake Nona Wave Hotel puts guests’ well-being first with forward-thinking wellness and sleep features. You can request to stay in a Well Tech suite with the latest innovations in wellbeing like a Bryte bed which integrates technology and modern sleep science which measures, adjusts, and refine your bed’s temperature, firmness, and tuning automatically; circadian lighting and superior air filtration, Sleep aids by SleepScore Labs and CBD infused drinks. All the rooms’ amenities and features are available directly from the Lake Nona Wave Hotel app or in-room iPad. For an ultra-luxury Orlando getaway stay in one of Lake Nona Wave Hotel’s two Presidential Suites with ample living, working and sleeping spaces.
I had a wonderful and relaxing stay during my weekend at The Lake Nona Wave Hotel. Place this incredible resort high on your must-visit list the next time you visit Orlando.