When Maria Sastre first set foot in Lake Nona’s GuideWell Innovation Center for a board meeting a year-and-a-half ago, she was blown away. In fact, the president and CEO of Signature Flight Support Corp. – who was on-site for a board meeting of Florida Blue parent GuideWell Holdings Inc. – was so impressed that she bent the ear […]
Lake Nona’s developers are pairing with a sister company of Google to help design the shopping center of the future. Tavistock Development is partnering with Intersection, an arm of Google-parent Alphabet Inc. that helps integrate technology into urban projects, for the expansion of its planned 100-acre Lake Nona Town Center project.
Lake Nona developers announced plans for the community’s newest hotel, a 16-story tower designed by Arquitectonica. With construction slated to start early next year, the 215-room hotel would feature a ballroom, rooftop pool and lounge, 80-seat restaurant board room and two meeting rooms. It will be situated next to a recreational lawn that is part of […]
Work is about to start on what may be the Orlando area’s first apartments with “micro” units with Tesla ride shares. Tavistock Development on Thursday unveiled plans for the fourth apartment community at its Lake Nona development in southeast Orlando. The Pixon, as the 201-unit property is being called, is expected to include half a dozen units […]
Amazon.com, Inc. announced plans Monday to open a new fulfillment center in the Orlando area, bringing 1,500 full-time jobs to the region. The online retail giant said the Lake Nona center is expected to open in 2018. Amazon employees at the more than 850,000-square-foot fulfillment center will pick, pack and ship small items, including books and electronics, […]
Since 2014, developer Tavistock Group has been building a sports and performance district unlike any in the country, one untethered to a stadium or a team. Tennis, golf and soccer already have professional and amateur presences at the development, called Lake Nona, on 17 square miles near Orlando International Airport. Tavistock, which has already helped […]
Leading U.S. audit, tax, and advisory firm KPMG LLP today broke ground for construction of its $400 million learning, development, and innovation facility in the Lake Nona community of Orlando and forecasted hiring some 330 people statewide over the next three years.
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS), the premier conference for the $3.7 trillion global wellness industry, released five trends shaping the future of Florida’s wellness market at a press conference held at The Breakers, Palm Beach, the site of the 11th annual Global Wellness Summit…. Florida has had shining examples of wellness communities for years, like […]
Forbes Travel Guide unveiled its 2017 Star Awards today, posting the largest group of winners in the company’s history. The 59th annual list includes 62 Five-Star restaurants, 176 Four-Star restaurants and 73 Recommended restaurants.
An offshoot of Atlas, the upscale New American inside the St. Regis, this more casual space still retains that restaurant’s elegance, but livens things up with regular live music, smart cocktails and elevated pub fare with an emphasis on shareable plates (Wagyu beef sliders, lobster pot pie, etc.).
Two years later, Atlas can already be counted among Atlanta’s top fine dining destinations, thanks to an elegant dining room, with a rare collection of 20th-century artwork, and the creative talents of executive chef Christopher Grossman and his team. Now, though, the new Tavern at Atlas offers another way to enjoy Grossman’s cuisine, in a […]
The $63 million USTA National Campus features an indoor facility and 100 outdoor tennis courts with a variety of playing surfaces. The Lake Nona campus, just southeast of Orlando, will be home to every level of tennis from youth to collegiate players to elite international players.
Set on 22 waterfront acres at 2301 Southeast 17th Street along the Intracoastal Waterway, Pier 66’s 17-story main tower is an architectural icon of the Fort Lauderdale skyline with its famous rotating panorama rooftop. The 127-slip mega-yacht marina is one of the largest in the state and recently served as a host location of the […]
Canonita is one of the restaurants at The Venetian’s Grand Canal Shoppes, and it has a great location right on the Grand Canal–a wonderful place to enjoy a unique view. The dishes include traditional Mexican favorites like enchiladas, burritos and tacos.
Our classic, upscale steak house presents fine dining in an atmosphere of timeless elegance, offering guests the finest cuts of prime meats, fresh seafood, and much more. The Abe & Louie’s experience focuses on providing undeniably superior service and classically prepared cuisine in a truly impressive setting.
It surprises me sometimes how far you can travel and still be in Orlando. It’s even more surprising when you can travel a seemingly endless distance from downtown to the burgeoning Lake Nona area and still find a good meal. But such is the case with Canvas Restaurant & Market, where interesting dishes can be […]
Marina del Rey is home to thousands of boats and lots of great restaurants. While Cafe del Rey may not offer views of sandy shores, this dockside restaurant has a different ocean view worth noting: the marina. Cafe del Rey matches its surroundings with a nautical feel that pairs well with the California fare available […]
Lake Nona is unveiling a smart home highlighting innovations designed to improve health and well-being. It is one of the few smart model homes in the nation to solely focus on displaying and testing health-related technology.
The typical path for restaurants is to open a food truck as proof of concept and then parlay that into a brick-and-mortar location. Freebirds has reversed the formula, as the Austin-based chain with about 100 stores in seven states plans to unveil its first food truck this weekend.
From relegation strugglers to title favourites in less than a year, Leicester’s remarkable rise has been the story of the season, with many neutrals hoping they can clinch the Premier League title in May
ATLANTA — Atlanta has long been considered the capital of the New South. It boasts the world’s busiest airport and 16 Fortune 500 companies. It is a black entertainment mecca. So many movies are shot here that people call it Y’allywood.
With the help of the beloved Atlanta restaurant veteran Gerry Klaskala, the chef Christopher Grossman accents trout with peanuts and young Vidalia onions, and plates truffle dumplings with Wagyu beef. The walls are often filled with paintings by Picasso and Matisse from the British billionaire Joe Lewis’s collection. This is luxe Buckhead dining at its […]
A brand new, state-of-the-art 23-acre training facility at the Lake Nona Sports & Performance District, will house the Lions of Major League Soccer (MLS), Orlando City B of the United Soccer League (USL), and the Club’s Elite Youth Academy.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation profiles the Australian Agricultural Company’s (AACo) progression into a fully integrated beef production and distribution system that caters to exports of volume as well as exceptional meat quality.
Australia’s The Land newspaper highlights Agricultural Company (AACo) managing director Jason Strong’s Meritorious Service Award from the American Meat Science Association (AMSA) for his leading role in encouraging meat judging.
Lake Nona Institute’s Gloria Caulfield authors an article for U.S. News and World Report about how healthy cities enhances how we live, work and play, delivering a quality of life that emphasizes health, well-being and social connectedness.