Lake Nona, Orlando
Lake Nona Wave Hotel
What it is
A new tech-forward, 234-room stay in gleaming towers, with a cabana-lined pool deck, sculpture garden, two buzzy restaurants and mixologist cocktail bars.
What it isn't
Vanilla. Colors abound here, making it just as fun for littles as it is for their art-loving parents.
What we think
The masterminds behind this new Orlando hotel have thought of everything—literally. View Smart glass that blocks 99% of UV light from your room? Check. Digital concierges available to serve you within your handy dandy in-room tablet? Check. Toto Neorest Smart Toilets? You betcha. You can even use your voice to control the lighting. But what we love even more are the artful comforts, such as the Frette linens and Nespresso coffee makers at-the-ready to swaddle you in vacay bliss. If you’re as wellness-oriented as Gwyneth, consider booking a Well+Ech by Wave room; they have Healthe air filtration systems, lighting designed to suit your circadian rhythms, and gratis access to the Chopra Mind-Body Zone & Spa...a fantastic spot for, say, candlelight yoga.
You're here because
You love a hands-off hotel experience, and the Wave App allows you everything from keyless check-in to the ability to order room service in the palm of your hand.
The only thing better than being ensconced in your poolside cabana is ordering grilled mahi mahi tacos with pineapple salsa and a Birds of Paradise cocktail to your daybed. Heaven.
Restaurants & Bars
BACÁN - Influenced by the many flavors of the Americas and centered around a dramatic open theater kitchen, BACÁN is elevated yet approachable, innovative and just a little bit unexpected.
Haven - Bringing the outdoors indoors with a sophisticated Mediterranean inspired menu providing a twist on traditional Florida flavors. A botanical-inspired dining room sets the stage for fresh and flavorful dishes and colorful beverages.
Haven Lounge - Immerse in a unique experience, inspired by the outdoors with white blossom pendants and vibrant lights. Enjoy an array of small plates and creative mixology pair with live entertainment.
The Living Room - Offering a vibrant setting for guests and locals to mingle, Living Room Bar is an eclectic destination for master mixology and mouth-watering small plates.
Just six miles from the Orlando airport, and 19 from Walt Disney World Resort (home to a new “Guardians of the Galaxy” roller coaster).