The much-awaited opening of the Grande Lakes Orlando happened on July 1. At a cost of nearly $600 million, and covering 500 acres, it's the largest non-gaming hotel project to open in the United States this year, and also heralds the first-ever pairing of a Ritz Carlton with a sister Marriott brand, in this case, a JW Marriott. Inspired by the 1920s architect Addison Mizner, the 584-room Ritz-Carlton, designed to feel like an Italian palazzo, offers guests a residential ambiance. The ...

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