August 3, 2017 – Grand Seas by Exploria Resorts has unveiled its newest resort amenity – Loretta’s Beachside Cafe – a 2,177 square foot restaurant, which features a capacity for 60 dine in guests and also supports food service to the beachside resort’s poolside Tiki Bar.

The much anticipated new resort restaurant was a complete overhaul and renovation of a pre-existing restaurant space and will once again serve breakfast, lunch and dinner daily to the 173 unit resort, providing resort guests a convenient onsite dining option to complement their Daytona Beach vacation stay. Daily hours of operation will be 7 am to 11 pm with a Room Service offering to follow.

With a palette of soothing and serene blues and seafoam greens, the interior space features modern lines with Coastal beach accents. B&W photos of the retro period of Daytona Beach pay homage to guest favorites including Bike Week and Race Week.

Breakfast Menu

Breakfast entrees include a Daily Breakfast Burrito, Avocado Toast, Bagel & Lox, Eggs Your Way, Classic Eggs Benedict, Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, Morning Muffin Maker, Pancake Breakfast Sandwich and Belgian Waffles to name a few.

Lunch and Dinner Menu

The lunch and dinner menu feature a Marinated Skirt Steak, Fish & Chips, Shrimp with Lemon Garlic Remoulade, Chips and Salsa!, Tiki Tots, Tuna Poke, Loaded Nachos, Sliders, Fish Tacos, Caprese Salad, Chicken and Waffles, Sweet and Spicy Corkscrew Shrimp, and a New England Style Argentinian Red Shrimp Roll.

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Cheryl Bellacicco, Vice President, Resort Operations addressed a group of invited guests at the Monday Grand Opening festivities and shared the backstory of the new space.

“Our team has been working hard to bring this new and much anticipated restaurant on line and we’re ecstatic to open it this summer season while the resort is at full occupancy. Our owners and guests have been asking for an updated, on-site restaurant offering for some time now and today, we have responded with the opening of Loretta’s Beachside Cafe! Congratulations to all on this relaxing new space where resort guests will enjoy satisfying food selections, just steps away from America’s favorite beach, Daytona Beach! Special thanks to Resort General Manager Lyn Sbarglia and Front Desk Manager Stephen Mayhugh for their leadership throughout this entire process.”

Juan Barillas, Executive Vice President, added, “The resort operations team has pulled together and worked tirelessly on all levels to bring this new concept into fruition. We think it will prove to our owners and guests to have been well worth the wait!”

Grand Seas by Exploria Resorts has undergone extensive refurbishments and renovations since late 2015 when it was purchased and added to the growing Exploria Resorts branded resort portfolio.

Also on hand for the opening festivities were the Orlando based interior design partners Sena Hospitality and Janus Construction who collaborated with the Resort Operations leadership for over 12 months to bring the new beachside restaurant to life. Under the local management of Diana Gopen, Food & Beverage Manager and the corporate direction of Heather Harding, Food & Beverage Manager, the space will be operated by a team of 8 ONE TEAM Members.

About Exploria Resorts

Exploria Resorts brand was created as an evolution of Summer Bay Resorts, building upon more than 20+ years of proven success as a diversified hospitality, development and management company with 800+ employees which has operated marketing and sales operations to support the collection of resorts and hotels in Florida, Tennessee, and Missouri. The Exploria Resorts flagship property, Summer Bay Orlando in Orlando, FL, located in the Walt Disney World® Resort area, was established in 1995 by St. Louis, Missouri based developers Joe H. and Loretta Scott Sr. The 400+ acre property is situated on a 64-acre spring-fed lake and includes a mix of 721 villa and condo, and individual home floor plans.

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