As central Florida tourism continues to be impacted by COVID-19, two Universal Orlando Resort hotels will temporarily close. Loews has decided to close Sapphire Falls Resort and Aventura on August 21, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

  • Loews said they made the move as they “decided to consolidate our hotel operations as we manage through current conditions.”
  • Loews will continue to operate the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites at Universal Orlando Resort.
  • Guests who had reservations at either Sapphire Falls or Aventura will be accommodated at one of the other hotels.
  • Universal Orlando Resort hotels began a phased reopening on June 2.
  • The phased reopening of the hotels included Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Loews Sapphire Falls Resort, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal’s Aventura Hotel and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites.  

What they’re saying:

  • Statement from Loews: “We will be operating the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites and temporarily suspending operations at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and Universal’s Aventura Hotel as of August 21. Guests with reservations at Sapphire Falls or Aventura will be accommodated at our other hotels.”
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