30 December, 2020

How to Plan a “Revenge Vacation” at Four Seasons Resort Orlando

Take that, 2020 - here’s how to experience an Orlando vacation that puts “true revenge” on the year that travel was on hold.

For many, it’s safe to say 2020 put a real wrench in one’s travel plans. With this New Year, many travellers are ready to take a much-needed, long-awaited vacation, and Orlando ranks among the top 2021 trending travel destinations.  Below are ways to make a 2021 Orlando vacation at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort “next level” and make up for lost travel memories:

Reserve a vacation now and save 20 percent, with the Resort’s Advance Purchase package.  Planning ahead has its perks; this package is the best value offer available. With inclusions such as a complimentary daily kids’ camp for ages 4 and older, kids 5 and younger dine free, complimentary access to The Spa’s relaxation lounges, and an exclusive five-acre (two-hectare) water park, there are numerous added values included with a stay. Plus, the guest rooms and suites have all undergone a recent enhancement, and Four Seasons Lead With Care program puts the health, safety and comfort of guests at the forefront.

Bring your travel pod; add on a connecting room or suite and celebrate the New Year with all of your favourites.  Four Seasons Resort Orlando is perfect for multi-gen or group travel since many connecting room and suite combinations are available. The ultimate “revenge vacation” would be booking the Resort’s Royal Suite, which is a stunning residential suite on the 16th floor that can connect to a whopping nine bedrooms. When one books the Ultimate Suites Experience, the nine-bedroom Royal is included, plus the four-bedroom Presidential Suite, and seven additional rooms. The cherry on top is the daily butler service - ideal for unpacking, arranging the day’s plans, entertaining the kids, ordering the meals for in-suite dining, and more.

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Book a day at The Spa to start the New Year on a Zen note. Many put their wellness on the backburner over the past year, and it’s time to make up for it. The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando is a true sanctuary for wellness and beauty, with 18 treatment rooms and several relaxation areas. Indoor and outdoor tranquillity lounges, spacious locker rooms with Experience Showers and outdoor whirlpools, plus a Solarium room with zero-gravity memory foam wave loungers make it easy to spend several hours focusing on self-care.  Reserve a cryofacial or signature Biologoque Recherche facial, or try the touchless Vibrational Sound Therapy, and add on a Vitality Drip.  Couples can enjoy side-by-side pampering in one of The Spa’s six couples’ treatment rooms. End the day with a luxurious hair treatment, such as the Signature Silk Hair Therapy, by expert stylist Alejandra Bell.

Connect with nature on the Resort’s Tom Fazio golf course, a certified Audubon wildlife sanctuary.  Make time to feel grounded and connect with nature at the Resort’s amazing 18-hole golf course, exclusively playable by guests and Club members. Designed by Tom Fazio, the course features abundant wildlife, including deer, osprey, wild turkey, tortoises and more. Home to the 2021 season opener for the LPGA Tour, play where the pros have played, in a beautiful setting filled with lakes and woodlands. Consider reserving private or group lessons with one of the golf pros, such as Director of Instruction Rod Cook. The course also offers a 16-acre (6.5 hectares) practice facility, complete with TrackMan video swing analysis, a putting green and short course.

Reserve a poolside cabana and relax under the palms.  Lounging poolside is the best, and it’s even better when enjoying one’s own private cabana.  Cabana service includes a round of drinks of choice, whether delicious cocktails or fresh smoothies; a fully stocked mini-fridge of bottled waters; charging station and overhead fan; and a dedicated server. The lakeside Oasis pool, the Resort’s exclusive adults-only pool, and the Resort’s Explorer family pool each have cabanas available for a special poolside experience.

Savour gourmet dining from renowned chefs. For many, 2020 was also the year of at-home cooking. There’s no better time than now to enjoy a break, with someone else preparing all of the meals. At the Resort’s six restaurants, guests can experience acclaimed cuisine such as wood-grilled steaks and Spanish tapas at the rooftop restaurant, Capa; or authentic modern Italian at Ravello, helmed by Italian-born Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi. There’s also Southern/fresh Florida fare poolside at PB&G, American classics with a Cuban touch at Plancha at the golf clubhouse, sweets and light bites at Lickety Split, and an array of global favourites at The Lobby Bar. The in-room dining menu is also a delight, with new offerings including an afternoon tea for two, complete with scones and Devonshire cream. For a special treat, guests can reserve a private cooking class with one of the Resort’s esteemed culinarians, such as a chocolate-making class with Executive Pastry Chef Rabii Saber, a 2019 James Beard Award Semifinalist for Outstanding Pastry Chef.  

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Experience vacation shopping at its finest - stop by Wardrobe and Fable, the Resort’s boutiques. Definitely make time to shop at the Resort’s signature boutiques, where big name designers are mixed with independent designers, and the curated collection of apparel and accessories is a feast for the eyes. From clothing to jewellery, purses and more, the boutiques have something everyone will love. The Stoney Clover Lane bags and accessories, with customisable Disney patches exclusively found at Four Seasons Resort Orlando, are a fan favourite.

Kids have school? No problem - ”Schoolcation” is in session.  For those ready for a winter getaway, there’s no need to travel around kids’ school breaks with the Resort’s “schoolcation” offering.  Virtual learners can participate in their online schooling in a quiet, supervised setting at the Resort, while the parent(s) are free to enjoy some alone time to themselves. Schoolcation is available now through March 12, 2021, exclusively for Four Seasons Orlando registered Resort guests, and reservations must be made in advance. With “school” at Four Seasons, the best part is “recess,” with the Resort’s five-acre (two-hectare) Explorer Island as the playground.

Maintain or amplify one’s wellness routine.  The New Year is often associated with fitness-related goals, and for those seeking to ramp up their routines, the Fitness Centre and team of personal trainers at Four Seasons Resort Orlando is a perfect way to work on wellness resolutions. The light-filled Fitness Centre features the latest equipment, including a Peloton bike, free weight station, treadmills, elliptical machines and more. Personal trainers can be reserved for private training and fitness instruction, and Fitness OnDemand classes are available in the studio.  In addition to the Fitness Centre offerings, the Resort’s sports court, three Har-Tru tennis courts and full tennis instruction offerings, jogging trails, rock climbing wall and more ensure there’s plenty of opportunity to maintain one’s fit lifestyle.

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