California Hotels Corporation to Open World's Largest Econo Lodge in Orlando, Florida

May 09, 2013, 08:15 ET from California Hotels Corporation

ORLANDO, May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- California Hotels through its subsidiary, 8444 Investments LLC, will be converting The 297 room Metropolitan Resort to "The World's Largest Econo Lodge".  The hotel is located at 8444 Austrian Court Way on the world renowned International Drive in Orlando, Florida.

The World's Largest Econo Lodge on International Drive will consist of a long list of amenities that are not normally seen in Econo Lodge hotels. The hotel will consist of 297 rooms with Kings or Double Bed accommodations, the hotel will also consist of a Full Delicatessen, Free Wi-Fi, coffee makers, refrigerators and iron and ironing boards inside all rooms. The Econo Lodge will also be connected to the YMCA Aquatic Center, which consists of three indoor pools, a large cardio fitness center, and four indoor racquetball courts. All guests of the hotel will receive complimentary access to the Aquatic Center during its hours of operations.

Complete Property renovation and improvements will begin in June 2013 and be completed by October 2013 in time for the Halloween Horror Nights. The hotel plans to stay open during renovations.

"We're proud to announce our affiliation with Choice Hotels and being able to bring something grand to the table as we initiate what I hope to be a long and prosperous relationship together," says Remo Polselli, CEO of California Hotels Corporation. "The real winner here are the customers and the city of Orlando, this couldn't happen to better people and a better place in Orlando, International Drive." The company plans to open additional Choice Hotel Franchises in 2013.

The property will also be adjacent to the "iDrive Live" Project, a mixed use facility consisting of hotels, retail, restaurants and entertainment as well as the 400 ft. high Orlando Eye Ferris Wheel. Free ishuttle service will be offered along iDrive to guests of the "The World's Largest Econo Lodge Hotel".

California Hotels based in Laguna Beach, CA is a new and progressive real estate development company seeking to reposition value assets that generate long term return to investors while delivering excellent service and products to the traveling public. More information can be seen at Visit us on Facebook. California Hotels Corporation is also a member of a group of select hotels across the country.

SOURCE California Hotels Corporation