May 30, 2017 – Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria Resorts unveiled its newest resort amenity recently – Hello Coffee Shop – a 2,500 square foot WIFI friendly space, which features a capacity for 75 guests and an outdoor terrace.
The much anticipated new offering will ‘Proudly Serve’ Starbucks® brand coffee products. Daily hours of operation will be 7am to 10pm. Along with a full selection of aromatic Starbucks® coffee blends, including refreshing Frappuccinos, warm lattes, and perfectly balanced expressos, seasonal specialty beverages will also be offered. And to compliment these guest favorites will be an array of bakery fresh items, assorted desserts, breakfast sandwiches, oatmeal, fruit cups, granola, grab-n-go packaged sandwiches, salads, power lunch combos and assorted retail keepsakes.
Paul Caldwell, President & CEO who addressed a group of invited guests at the Thursday ribbon cutting ceremony shared the back story of the new space.
“Everyone has a favorite Coffee Shop in his or her own corner of the world. Coffee brings us together… it’s a universal daily awakening. No matter where in the world we travel, conversing over a cup of coffee brings us together. We think the Hello Coffee Shop reflects the universal theme of getting together over coffee to say hello, get the day started, or simply take a well-deserved mid-day break.”
Juan Barillas, Executive VP & COO added, “No matter what part of the world we are from or what language we speak, we all seem to speak coffee.”
This premise set the foundation for the design theme which is carried out in unique signage elements including a featured wall of speech bubbles, all reflecting coffee translations in the most popular languages from around the world. These visual language references will offer prompts for our vacationing guests to enjoy further conversations of travel, vacation and dream destinations, all which support the premise of the Exploria Resorts brand and the Club Exploria product which opens the world of travel to its members.
With a pallet of warm reds, deep espresso woods, stainless steel and coffee beans woven throughout artwork and the main counter, the Hello Coffee Shop was designed to be warm and welcoming, offering guests an inviting space in which to start their day and connect with others.
Cheryl Bellacicco, VP, Resort Operations, Exploria Resorts was on hand along with Orlando based interior design partners Sena Hospitality and Janus Construction with whom she collaborated for 8 months to bring the new amenity to life. Under the management of Heather Redmond, Food & Beverage Manager, the space will be operated by a team of five Starbucks® experience trained baristas.
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 700+ 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 situated on a 64-acre spring-fed lake includes a mix of 721 villa and condo, and individual home floorplans.
For more information about Exploria Resorts and Club Exploria, visit www.exploriaresorts.com