Seralago Hotel & Suites Main Gate East

The Seralago Hotel & Suites Main Gate East is a 3-star family resort located on Irlo Bronson Highway in Kissimmee, Florida. The resort is located 3 miles or 4.8 kilometers east of the Walt Disney World Resort and is near Old Town.[1][2]

Seralago Hotel & Suites Main Gate East
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Seralago Hotel & Suites Main Gate East is located in Florida
Seralago Hotel & Suites Main Gate East
Location within Florida
General information
Location5678 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee, Florida
Coordinates28°19′52″N 81°30′41″W / 28.331015°N 81.511302°W / 28.331015; -81.511302
OpeningMarch 1973
OwnerSeralago Investments LLC
ManagementSeralago Investments LLC
Other information
Number of rooms614[1][2]
Number of suites113[2]
Number of restaurants2
Website
Seralago Hotel & Suites

HistoryEdit

The hotel opened in March 1973 with 228 rooms in four detached buildings.[3] For the first 32 years of its existence, the hotel was a franchise hotel of Holiday Inn.[3]

One of the original owners of the hotel was Henri Landwirth, founder of the Give Kids The World Village, a nonprofit resort where terminally ill children would enjoy a week-long vacation with their families for no charge.[3][4] Another owner of the hotel was the astronaut John Glenn, later a United States senator.[3][4] Massive expansions of the resort took place in 1975, 1979, and 1989 with the opening of 445 additional rooms.[3] This hotel pioneered the concept of "kids' suites;" suites with child-friendly themes where children have gaming consoles and their own private area for relaxation.[3] Each kid suite can accommodate up to five people (two parents/adult guardians and three children).

On January 1, 2005, the employees jointly took over ownership of the hotel from the Holiday Inn corporation and became an independent hotel.[3] The current owner of the resort property is Seralago Investments LLC.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Seralago Hotel & Suites at OrlandoHotel.com
  2. ^ a b c Seralago Hotel & Suites Archived 2012-01-20 at the Wayback Machine at Fodors.com
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h The history of Seralago Hotel & Suites Archived 2014-02-22 at the Wayback Machine at SeralagoHotel.com
  4. ^ a b Landwirth, Henri. Gift of Life.

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