Winter Park Construction Completes Renaissance at SeaWorld® Amenity Area


ORLANDO, FL (July 28, 2011) –– Winter Park Construction (WPC), one of nation’s most respected general contractors, has recently completed a multi-million dollar expansion to the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® amenity area.

Initial renovation by WPC ( included the demolition of an outdated kiddie pool, tennis courts, a playground and volleyball court. These were replaced by upgrades to the 4-acre amenity site, which features a new “R Aqua Zone Water Playground.” This water playground features a teen and tween play area with two twisting, turning water slides, periscope guns, a gyroscope spinner, shooting water jets, a water windmill and many other activities. Toddlers also enjoy their own pint-sized wading pool with a slide more than 20 mini-water jets and a rain tree.

To further enhance the area’s popularity with guests, a brightly colored tensile (stretchable) shade structure provides a modern fresh look to compliment the Renaissance-branded resort. Water features, slides and a new restroom building blend architecturally with the existing facilities. A new event lawn with its trellis structure and area landscaping connects the entire project and provides an ideal setting for special games and activities. WPC also assisted the hotel owner with the permitting process and assumed additional work and coordination responsibilities to ensure the entire project was completed within the allotted timeframe.

Located directly across from SeaWorld® Orlando and adjacent to Discovery Cove, the 10-story Renaissance at SeaWorld features 716 rooms and 65 suites with a large percentage of families visiting Orlando to enjoy its many theme parks. The property is owned by Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. of Aliso Viejo, California and managed by Marriott International. Guy Butler of Orlando was architect for the contemporary design and the Orlando office of EDSA served as landscape architect.

Updating and enhancing amenities is an ongoing trend in the Central Florida resort industry. The Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® had a vision to create a family water park amenities area at its resort. Working with the owner and designers, WPC built and fulfilled this vision. The three-month long project created 100 new jobs for construction specialists.

According to W. Guy Lindsey, Senior VP Design & Construction for Sunstone Hotel Investors, “We selected WPC due to their top reputation for constructing high-end quality amenity areas in the themed resort industry. In the construction of the R Aqua Zone for the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® Hotel, WPC executed a technically difficult project in a short period of time and within tight budget constraints. What separates them from many other contractors is their professional approach to solving issues before they arise, along with their superb guidance and coordination with the entire project team. Working with Winter Park Construction has been an absolute pleasure.”

Mr. Lindsey added, “WPC had a wonderful ability to accommodate and respect our hotel guests during the construction process and worked diligently to coordinate with hotel operations. They are experts at establishing safety parameters to keep construction work areas separate from the functioning resort area.”

Source: Inside the Gate

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