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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Hotel Contact:
5601 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32819
United States
Main: (407)503-1000
Email: Email Hotel Kathy Cattoor
Vice President - Resort Sales: Kathy Cattoor
Website: www.universalorlando.com/portofinobay
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.8
Chain Loews Hotels & Resorts
Opened 1999
Renovated 2005
Guest Rooms 750
Kings/Suites/Doubles 202 / 45 / 503
Room Rates High $404 - 2525 Low $269 - 1915
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Max Group Size 1380

Fees/Taxes

Resort Fee NA
Room Tax 6%
Sales Tax 6.5%

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 15,040ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 42,000ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 89,464ft²

Airport Proximity

Orlando Intl Airport
26 min 15 miles (31 km)

Business:

Business center
state-of-the-art IT and audiovisual equipment
Wi-Fi.

Recreation:

Three pools
spa
fitness center
two bocce courts
video arcade
supervised children’s activities
and eight food and beverage outlets
plus Universal Studios Florida
Universal’s Islands of Adventure
and Universal CityWalk.

Nearby:

Orange County Convention Center
Walt Disney World Resort
SeaWorld Orlando
Legoland Florida Resort
Grand Cypress Golf Club
Tibet-Butler Preserve
Orlando Science Center
Wycliffe Discovery Center
Kennedy Space Center
Gatorland
and the attractions of downtown Orlando.
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Bar American
0
Bice Ristorante
0
Italian Cuisine
Gelateria Caffe Espresso
0
Caffe + Light Fares
Mama Della's Ristorante
0
Italian Cuisine
Sal's Market Deli
0
Spledido Pizzeria
0
The Thirsty Fish
0
Trattoria del Porto
0
Regional Cuisine

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $22 Cont. $16
Lunch Buffet N/A Plated $15-25
Dinner Buffet $35-45 Plated $15-30
Coffee Break $15-25
2-Hour Open Bar $300
Elite Overview Planner Ratings & Reviews
Elite Rating Average Planner Rating
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4.8
3 reviews
Arrival Experience:
5.0
Accommodations:
4.7
Food & Beverage:
4.8
Guest Service Experience:
4.8
Conference Services Staff:
4.8
Meeting and Function Facilities:
4.8
Activity or Recreation Options:
4.7
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Bernini Room 79 7.6 4 850 25 14 53 75 72 0 37 0 0 0
Bernini Room Section I 39 7.6 4 425 25 14 27 35 35 0 19 0 0 0
Bernini Room Section II 39 7.6 4 425 25 14 27 35 36 0 19 0 0 0
DaVinci Room 79 7.6 4 850 25 14 53 75 72 0 37 0 0 0
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Property News
Loews Hotels Elevates the Banquet Experience with the Industries First "Wines by the Glass" Program
Posted May 30, 2008
LOEWS HOTELS ELEVATES THE BANQUET EXPERIENCE WITH
THE INDUSTRYS FIRST WINES BY THE GLASS PROGRAM

-- Traditional choice of red or white gives way to broad range of premium, organic, and locally-sourced wines, at three price points --


March 17, 2008 (New York, NY) " Loews Hotels goes beyond the generic red or white at banquets with the introduction of a new wines-by-the-glass program that allows banquet and meetings guests to enjoy their choice of varietal. The first hotel to chain offer a wine-by-the-glass program in banquets, Loews Hotels now features a broad wine selection at three different price points.
The program enhances the traditional banquet experience by introducing a restaurant style of service and a wine list to match, said Ellen Burke Van Slyke, Corporate Creative Director of F&B, Loews Hotels.
Along with the traditional Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, the new banquet bar wine list offers a selection of Sparkling wines, a White Zinfandel, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Merlot and Syrah.
In creating the wine list, Loews turned to winemaking families who have been producing wines for over 100 years to ensure the highest quality. The list also showcases vineyards that engage in sustainable farming. The process began with a list of 400 wines, based on reputation, availability and price point. It was then narrowed to 65. Loews conducted a blind tasting with a panel of 12 experts, including three food & beverage directors, two executive chefs, a certified sommelier, a Master French chef and five other decision-makers. The resulting winners, including several organic and locally sourced wines, were selected to best represent the sophisticated palates of the wide spectrum of our banquet guests, said Van Slyke.
Arranged at three different banquet tiers, with one price per glass of all six wines on each tier, the selection of 16 wines includes:
Select Tier
Kenwood Yulupa Brut
Caposaldo Pinot Grigio
Tunnel of Elms Chardonnary
Forestville Shiraz
Hayes Ranch Cabernet
Sutter Home White Zinfandel

Premium Tier
Chandon Brut Classic
Bancott Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
A by Acacia Chardonnary
Sandstone Merlot
14 Hands Cabernet
Sutter Home White Zinfandel

Luxury Tier
Taittinger Cuvee Prestige Blanc
Tangent Sauvignon Blanc
Paraiso Chardonnay
Brindlewood Syrah
Trinchero Family Cabernet
Sutter Home White Zinfandel


The move reflects an appreciation of our guests more sophisticated preferences, as well as our desire to continually meet and, indeed, exceed their expectations, she continued.
Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels owns and/or operates 18 hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada as a subsidiary of Loews Corporation (NYSE:LTR). Located in major city centers and resort destinations from coast to coast, the Loews portfolio features one-of-a-kind properties that go beyond Four Diamond standards to delight guests with a supremely comfortable, uniquely local and vibrant travel experience. Loews boasts some of the industry's most innovative and successful travel programs, including Loews Loves Kids for families and Loews Loves Pets for discerning animals on the road. For more information on Loews Hotels, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or check www.loewshotels.com.

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