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Experience a Vacation from the Ordinary at Universal Orlando


Theme park vacations have always been a popular destination for families. With thrilling rides, exciting shows and delicious food, theme parks offer something for everyone.  However enthusiasm and anticipation can easily be ruined when valuable time is wasted sitting in traffic or standing in long lines. 


During a recent visit to the Universal Orlando resort, I was pleased to learn that Universal Orlando offers a unique and relaxing alternative to the typical theme park vacation.  Exclusive benefits are available to guests staying at one of the three Loews Hotel-owned properties: Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, and Royal Pacific Resort.


All three hotels are conveniently located within a short distance to the theme parks, so you can avoid the often congested Orlando-area traffic.  Guests can choose a leisurely walk, a relaxing boat ride or a short bus ride to Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure and City Walk, an entertainment, dining and shopping complex.


Long lines and wait times are significantly reduced simply by presenting your room key at the Express entrances of your favorite rides.  The Universal Express benefit is free to onsite guests and valid at both theme parks.  There is no limit to the number of times you can experience a ride or attraction during your stay. Your room key also allows you priority seating at the restaurants in City Walk.


While all three resorts offer similar amenities (beautifully themed pools, spacious accommodations, excellent restaurants, full-service spa and fitness centers and children’s activities), each resort has its own unique theme.



The Portofino Bay Hotel is themed after the Mediterranean seaside village of Portofino, Italy.  A rich Italian ambiance is displayed as colorful villas and sidewalk cafes overlook fishing boats and gondolas.  Italian music plays softly throughout the public areas, and Old World-style dining can be savored at restaurants named Mama Della’s, Bice, and Trattoria del Porto. 





 Tour the Portofino Bay Hotel



Inspired by legendary rock and music artists, The Hard Rock Hotel describes itself as being the “coolest hotel on earth”.  Peruse memorabilia once belonging to the world’s most popular musicians while listening to your favorite rock ‘n roll songs playing throughout the hotel.  You’ll even enjoy music while swimming in the 12,000 square-foot pool via an underwater stereo system. 







Finally, Universal’s third hotel, the Royal Pacific, allows you to return to a relaxing, tropical paradise after a long, busy day at the parks.  The Royal Pacific Hotel is designed to make you feel as if you have just stepped onto an exotic South Pacific island.  The lagoon-style pool, white sand beach and lush tropical palm trees complete the transformation. 






Regardless of where you choose to stay: the elegant Portofino Bay, the cool Hard Rock Hotel or the exotic Royal Pacific, your room key allows you access to all of the pools, restaurants, fitness centers and spas at each resort.  You can stay at one, and play at all three Universal resort hotels. With three impressive hotels, two amazing theme parks and an exciting entertainment complex all in one convenient location, Universal Orlando offers an extraordinary theme park experience.


To book your Universal Orlando vacation, please contact PTS Travel!



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