Winter Park Construction Completes $6m Orlando Resort Amenity
ORLANDO, FL -- October 31, 2011 – One of Central Florida’s most respected general contractors, Winter Park Construction (WPC) and SPM Resorts, Inc. have once again joined forces to build a $6.2 million amenity area for timeshare and rental guests of Vacation Villas at Fantasy World in Kissimmee, Florida.
The new project includes a 14,000 square-foot activity building, which features an owners lounge, family activities center, business center, game room, workout facility with sauna and steam room and banquet facilities to enable the resort to host large gatherings. With architecture by L2 Studios, the outdoor area includes a zero-entry pool with two 35 foot water slides, a 750 foot lazy river with a bridge and an interactive kiddy splash pad. The renovated and enlarged pool bar paired with two spas, an outdoor double-sided fireplace, ten cabanas and a spectacular fountain to create an environment ideal for total relaxation. The final touch to the facility is the indoor golf simulator, adding a unique variation to the modern amenities and resulting in WPC’s (www.wpc.com) largest project for the resort to date.
Adds Jeff Forrest, President of WPC, “With over three decades of construction and general contracting services, our experience has enabled us to build just about anything imaginable. Creating innovative amenities has provided added value to our clients and is a nice compliment to our extensive experience in the resort industry.”
Also built by WPC at the resort in 2010 to generate sales and rentals, the $4 million Fantasy Surf at the Vacation Villas at Fantasy World Resort in landlocked Kissimmee gives visitors the opportunity to pretend to surf the killer waves of Hawaii or “hang ten” as they experience the rush of sliding, riding, and surfing waves. The indoor surfing simulator and wave board attraction features the look of surfing and wakeboarding in a safe and controlled environment. Nearly 24,000 visitors have enjoyed it in less than a year of operation. “We truly appreciate the relationship we have with SPM Resorts, Inc. and are thankful to them for putting their trust in us on another exciting project.”
SPM Resorts, Inc. is a full-service professional timeshare resort management company that manages Vacation Villas and 21 other resorts and serves over 100,000 timeshare owners. According to Trish Docherty, Regional VP of Operations for SPM Resorts, Inc., “While the surfing simulator is open to the public, the resort’s original pool, built in 1984, needed a total new renovation for owners and guests. Since WPC had done such an amazing job with our Fantasy Surf amenity and smaller pool for guests’ usage while the new pool area was being built, they were the natural choice for the design/build of our latest amenity, which has contributed to high satisfaction ratings from our owners and guests. Beautifully crafted by WPC, the facility offers an environment where spectators enjoy watching as much as participating.”
Founded in 1974, Winter Park Construction has long been recognized as one of the nation’s most respected general contractors and a specialist at building and renovating timeshare resorts as well as student housing, senior living, multifamily and commercial buildings. In recent years, they have added water parks, pools, and amenities to their long string of successful projects.The company has completed more than 1.5 billion square feet of projects for their clients.
In addition to Vacation Villas at Fantasy World and Fantasy Surf, WPC has left its construction imprint on Bluegreen’s Fountains Pool, Hilton Grand Vacations’ International Drive resort and Tuscany-styled pool complex, Starwood Vacation Ownership’s Sheraton Vistana Villages, Vacation Village at Parkway, plus The Point Orlando Resort. They also completed construction and amenity work at Orange Lake Country Club’s River Island Water Park, spanning 12 acres of unique water features with its centerpiece lazy river style pool area. Their construction team alsorecently completed a multi-million dollar expansion to the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® water playground amenity area.
The Orlando Business Journal has ranked Winter Park Construction one of Central Florida’s largest local construction/general contractor companies. With revenues exceeding $200 million, Winter Park Construction has completed over one billion square feet of construction work. For more information, visit www.wpc.com.