Grande Lakes Resort Think of it as an oasis away from the mad dash of the pilgrims from the North. The 500-acre Grande Lakes Resort, Orlando, Fla., opened in July. The resort includes a 584-room Ritz-Carlton and a 1,000-room JW Marriott hotel and offers more than 100,000 square feet of combined meeting space, an 18-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman, and a 40,000-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Spa.The resort is just 10 miles from Orlando International Airport.