Lake Nona’s own Tavistock Development Company announced long-anticipated details today surrounding the development and opening of their new iconic performance resort and spa, the Lake Nona Resort. It will be located within close proximity to the United States Tennis Association (USTA) National Campus, which remains the world’s largest tennis campus with more than 100 courts.
The Lake Nona Resort will feature top-notch amenities and benefits such as 20,000 square feet of meeting space, a major fitness and spa campus, a 120,000-square-foot beach volleyball venue, one of the nation’s largest man-made crystal clear lagoons (bringing the beach to Central Florida), along with 250 custom-designed guestrooms and 80 condominium units to optimize both performance and comfort. The resort also will feature a rooftop lounge, and several restaurant options will be available to guests, including both sit-down and on-the-go options, making it perfect for the needs of any situation.
This resort will set a new standard for fitness innovation, with a variety of additions being implemented in the facility to assure peak athletic performance. The standard rooms of the resort are planned to be oversized by approximately 450 square feet to allow extra space for stretching and fitness equipment. Television content and onsite programming and classes will be designed around performance and wellbeing. Quick-turn laundry will be available for those athletes who demand immediate service, and there will be a kids’ area designed with healthy activities.
In addition to the fitness and spa campus, the resort will feature a 24-hour, Technogym-equipped fitness facility, and trails throughout the community will be outfitted with Technogym training stations. Guests will have access to nutritionists, customized menus, juice bars, and sports drink stations to help them get the most out of their workouts, with each of the rooms at the resort being specially designed to help in recovery after a workout.
The resort joins recent community anchors, including the USTA National Campus, KPMG’s $400-million training and innovation center, and Johnson & Johnson’s Human Performance Institute and longitudinal community health and wellbeing study, the Lake Nona Life Project.
“With the Lake Nona Resort, our players and visitors will have unparalleled amenities tailored to amplify their performance and overall experience at the USTA National Campus, from onsite nutritional support and equipment storage to watching streamed matches on their in-room TV,” said Gordon Smith, USTA executive director and chief operating officer.
The lagoon that is being added to Lake Nona Resort is set to be its own kind of unique and beautiful feature to the Central Florida and Lake Nona area. It will be designed by Miami-based Crystal Lagoons, U.S. Corp. and will encompass more than 15 acres (with the potential to expand to more than 20 acres) and will be lined with sandy beaches. The lagoon will be accessible to resort guests as well as members from within the Lake Nona Golf & Country Club. Nearly sold out, the top-ranked club will expand the private residential golf club community along the southern shore of Lake Nona and the new lagoon. Expansion plans include luxurious condominiums, single-family residences and a beach club with access to the lagoon.
The Lake Nona Resort is set to welcome 100,000+ visitors annually. “Our partnership with Tavistock Development Company is based on a collective vision to create an environment fostering innovation, sustainability, wellbeing and an active lifestyle that our crystal clear lagoon will provide, further enhancing Lake Nona’s reputation as a world-class development,” said Kevin P. Morgan, executive vice president of Crystal Lagoons, US Corp.
The project is estimated to be completed in 2020. In the meantime, residents of Lake Nona can expect groundbreaking for the project in 2018.