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LBA Hospitality Celebrates Groundbreaking of Residence Inn Universal Studios Orlando
March 23, 2016

DOTHAN, AL (March 21, 2016) – Residence Inn Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., managed by LBA Hos-pitality, is hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for the new property on March 23, starting at 1:30 p.m. The 196-room hotel, located at 5616 Major Boulevard in close proximity to Universal Studios Florida, is slated to open in 2017.

The addition of Residence Inn Universal Studios expands the relationship between Southeastern Devel-opment Associates (SEDA) and LBA Hospitality. Designed by Ponder & Ponder, Architects, the property will be geared toward both leisure and convention/business travelers.

“We are excited to solidify our position in the Orlando hospitality market,” says Beau Benton, President of LBA Hospitality. “LBA looks forward to bringing our tradition of exceptional guest service to this thriving vacation destination.”

The event is hosted by LBA Hospitality’s President Beau Benton and Senior Vice President Farrah Ad-ams alongside SEDA’s Senior Vice President John Lee and construction manager Brad Sterling.  At-tendees include City of Orlando’s District 6 Commissioner Samuel B. Ings; Rich Maladecki, CEO of Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association; Ric Castro, Business Development Manager of Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce; Charles Kimsey of Kellogg & Kimsey; and Travis Rhodes, architect with Ponder & Ponder, Architects. Complimentary self parking will be available at the site of the future hotel.

Upon completion in 2017, the property will include amenities such as an outdoor pool, fitness center, guest laundry, sports court, business center, large outdoor patio with grills and free breakfast daily. The location will be convenient to area shops and restaurants, Walt Disney World, the Orlando International Airport and Orange County Convention Center.

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