Hilton announced the conversion of Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek to its first Signia property as Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Signia Hotels are suppose to be premier meeting and event hotels, with two new builds coming in Indianapolis and Atlanta.
When it comes to elite benefits, Hilton has made it clear that Hilton Diamond members will not receive lounge access at Signia properties, so if you’re an elite member with Hilton you might want to stay clear of Signia.
Recognized as an oasis of fun and relaxation located near Orlando’s theme parks and attractions, and serving as a cornerstone of the Bonnet Creek Complex, Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek is nestled in the serene 482-acre Bonnet Creek nature preserve and adjoins Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Guests staying at Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek have access to the sprawling complex of amenities including a championship golf course, a world-class full-service spa, 12 unique dining options, a lagoon-style pool, and a three-acre lazy river.
When booking Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, guests also have access to Waldorf Astoria Orlando, which is connected to Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. One of Central Florida’s most prestigious meeting hotels, the 502-room luxury hotel is also debuting new meetings and events space next year. The new structure will feature a new elegant 8,000-plus square foot ballroom and nearly 5,000 square feet of pre-function space. Coupled with the new and current indoor function space for luncheons, small events, and more, Waldorf Astoria Orlando will offer over 60,000 square feet of indoor space.
Once both expansion projects are complete, the Bonnet Creek Complex will offer close to 300,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The expansions will be completed in phases, with Waldorf Astoria Orlando slated for completion in 2022, followed by Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in 2023.
Signia is Hilton’s newest brand, as the company tries to gear this towards meeting and events (seems somewhat like Marriott’s Gaylord brand).
It will be interesting to see if Hilton changes its policy of Diamond members having access to Signia’s lounges, as it seems like a huge devaluation to those with Hilton Diamond status.
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