Orlando, FL (November 24, 2020) – The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando is kicking-off the 2020 holiday season with a dazzling winter display that includes an oversized gingerbread house for the first time ever. From now through the New Year, the 878 all-suite, residential-style resort has transformed its lobby into the ultimate holiday destination, where moments will be turned into lasting memories. The Grove’s life-sized gingerbread house is not only a must-see attraction, but it’s also been designated as a Toys for Tots drop off now through December 10, 2020 and for those who drop a toy off, receive a treat. Additionally, those who snap a picture by the Gingerbread House, post on Facebook, will be entered into a contest where one person will receive a complimentary night stay in a two-bedroom suite at the resort.
“2020 has been a very unique and challenging year so we wanted to create something at The Grove that was not only uplifting and festive, but that was meaningful and gave back to the community,” said Rod O’Connor, General Manager at The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando. “It was important to us to be a hotel that is keeping the holiday spirit alive during such a difficult year, so our talented team came together to create the edible gingerbread house, which has been a labor of love for the past 28 days.”
The Grove’s creative culinary and engineering teams meticulously planned the construction of this enormous Gingerbread House. The impressive structure stands more than 9 feet high, 8 feet wide and 8 feet deep and features more than 1,000 pounds of house-made gingerbread bricks, more than 100 pounds of royal icing and more than 1,000 pieces of candy including chocolate caramel balls, candy canes, mini Snickers bars, mini Milky Way bars, Starlight Mints and more.
The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando is owned by a joint venture between certain affiliates of Westport Capital Partners and BTI Partners, with BTI Partners as the development partner. The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando is located at 14501 Grove Resort Avenue, Winter Garden, Florida 34787. Local: 407-545-7500.
About The Grove Resort & Water Park Orlando
The Grove Resort Orlando opened its first phase in March 2017 as an expansive 106-acre hotel destination located just six miles from Walt Disney World® Theme Parks. Set on Lake Austin and amid a portion of Central Florida’s conservation grounds, the resort is a sanctuary from the boisterous pace of the outside world, neighboring theme parks, luxury shopping, and entertainment centers. More than 700 of The Grove’s 878 residential-style suites are currently open – each with a full kitchen, full-size washer and dryer, multiple bathrooms, and screened patio – offering guests all the comforts of home, while the resort’s hearty collection of amenities deliver the luxuries of a full-service resort. Guests enjoy three swimming pools, a selection of watersports at The Grove’s Lake Austin Pier, the intimate Escape Spa, fitness center, a children’s activities area, the 7,000 square foot Flip Flop’s Family Fun Center with state-of-the-art games and glow-in-the-dark miniature golf, as well as food and drink options that include the largescale grab-and-go-style Alfresco Market, The Springs Bar & Grill, and the resort’s main restaurant, Valencia. The Grove’s signature Surfari Water Park opened on March 1, 2018, with an interactive water structure with multiple slides, a kid’s activity pool, a lazy river stretching almost 700 feet, and a FlowRider® Double surf simulator; its poolside eatery, Longboard Bar & Grill, opened in April 2018. 6,000 square feet of flexible space is available for weddings, family reunions, and other meetings and special events. For more information, please visit www.GroveResortOrlando.com. Follow The Grove via Facebook.com/thegroveresortorlando and on Twitter and Instagram at @thegroveresort.