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Caribbean Themed Hotel Coming To Universal Orlando

ORLANDO (CBSMiami) - The flair of the Caribbean will be flowing through Orlando in the summer of 2016.

Universal Orlando announced Tuesday it plans to build a Caribbean-themed hotel.

The theme park has partnered with Loews Hotels & Resorts to build the 1,000-room hotel. Universal Orlando will have more than 5,200 hotel rooms at its Florida property after the new hotel is built.

"We are excited to continue our growth plans at Loews Hotels by building another hotel with our long-standing partners at Universal Orlando," says Jonathan Tisch, Chairman of Loews Hotels & Resorts.

The Loews Sapphire Falls Resort will have a sand beach, courtyard fire pit and resort-style pool with a water slide that Universal said will remind guests of the "picturesque rivers and waterfalls of the Caribbean."

"Our guests repeatedly tell us that our Universal Orlando on-site hotels provide them a completely immersive vacation experience from the moment they enter our hotels and are transported to another place," said Tom Williams, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Universal Parks & Resorts.


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