Villas at Grand Cypress undergoing comprehensive renovation

Courtesy of Grand Cypress Resort
The renovation work at the Villas at Grand Cypress Golf Resort will proceed one block of villas at a time.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Monday, October 29, 2012 | 10:01 a.m.

The Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort in Orlando, Fla., has begun a four-month, $14 million renovation that will result in completely new interiors as well as upgraded furniture, fixtures and finishes and enhanced in-room technology in all of its guest accommodations. In addition, the resort will add a new fitness center.

The work will proce,ed with renovations of one block of villas at a time, with no interruption to reservations or resort operations, Grand Cypress officials said. The project is expected to be complete in February.

"Upon completion of this renovation, the Villas of Grand Cypress will once again be at the top of the list as one of Florida's leading luxury resorts," said Steve Mills of the resort's ownership group. "We are not just changing out the soft goods and refreshing the paint. We are innovating through design and elevating the guest experience."

The new 650-square-foot club suites and one-, two-, three- and four-bedroom villas with full kitchens, living and dining rooms will feature a transformative aesthetic that references a tranquil balance of contemporary and classic styles, Grand Cypress said.

The villa kitchens will receive a complete makeover with slate-tiled entrances, top-of-the-line GE stainless steel appliances, walnut cabinets, quartz countertops with stainless steel sinks and polished chrome fixtures. The five-piece baths will feature wood and stacked stone, crisp white porcelain, polished chrome and glistening glass tile. They’ll also include a deep-walled bathing vessel and custom quartz counters with double sinks, polished chrome faucets and an illuminated mirror integrated with a 19-inch television.

In addition to its 45-holes of Jack Nicklaus Signature-designed golf, the resort offers the Grand Cypress Racquet Club; in-room spa services; Lake Windsong and marina; two pools, and more. The Grand Cypress Academy of Golf is rated as one of the "Top 25 Golf Schools in America" and has received Golf Magazine's Silver Medal Resort Award (2006, 2008, 2010, and 2012).

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