7 Hotels Planned For Disney's Flamingo Crossing's Development

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that at the groundbreaking of the first two hotels at Disney’s long-delayed Flamingo Crossings development, the owner of the first two hotels revealed he plans for seven hotels in the development:

“In several years, this will look vastly different around here,” John Rubini told a crowd gathered for groundbreaking on the project’s first two hotels.

TownePlace Suites, Marriott’s extended-stay brand, and SpringHill Suites, another Marriott brand should open by January 2016. Between them, they will have 500 rooms.

The hotels will not be Disney owned or operated. The new hotels will also be marketed to teams participating in activities at Disney’s Wide World of Sports and will feature recreation areas including two batting cages.

The Flamingo Crossings development has been long delayed due to the economic downturn.