SPONSORED — With major holiday travel on hold, celebrating the season calls for making new traditions this year. And what better way to celebrate the season than by checking in to one of Orlando’s luxurious resorts? Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate is just far enough from Tampa to feel like a true getaway, with close proximity to the Disney theme parks and enough resort amenities to keep you entertained all weekend. Highlights include multiple restaurants for a romantic dinner, holiday cocktails, a full-service spa, two championship 18-hole golf courses, holiday fireworks, and so much more.
Plan a romantic holiday staycation at this sprawling resort with our guide below, including special rates for the holiday season.
Welcome 2021 with fireworks
Wave 2020 goodbye and welcome 2021 with a special fireworks display on New Year’s Eve which is exclusive to overnight guests. Omni Orlando Resort has an impressive holiday fireworks display and you may even be able to watch the display from the comfort of your own room or balcony.
Weather permitting, the fireworks kick off at 9pm on Thursday, December 31, 2020.
Sip Gingerbread-inspired cocktails
Each year, the chefs and mixologists at Omni Orlando Resort dream up festive cocktails and entrees to serve guests at the onsite restaurants. This year, an assortment of seasonal cocktail selections are available at David’s Club, the resort’s upscale sports bar and restaurant. There’s also a non-alcoholic Spiced Gingerbread Iced Latte available.
Featured cocktails include:
Vanilla Espresso Martini: Ketel One, Café Borghetti, Monin Vanilla Spice syrup, chocolate bitters, chocolate lady finger on rim
Mocha Honey Old Fashioned: Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey Whiskey, Kahlua, Monin agave syrup, chocolate bitters, black cherry & orange twist
Gingerbread Sour: Apple-pear Barmalade, Seedlip Spice 94, Monin Peach, lemon juice, cardamom bitters, egg white, ginger beer
Want to recreate the cocktails at home after your stay? Follow the recipes here for a stay-at-home cocktail date.
Have a romantic holiday dinner
Forget about cooking an elaborate meal and let someone else do the cooking at one of the property’s signature restaurants. David’s Club is an upscale sports bar and restaurant with stunning views of the resort grounds, an assortment of bourbons, and signature steaks. Zen specializes in Chinese cuisine and also boasts a sushi and sake bar.
David’s Club will be offering a Christmas Day Dinner Special for $65/person on December 25 from 4-10pm. The family style meal will include roasted butternut squash soup, chef selection of sushi platter for table, a shared salad (romaine hearts, brioche crotons, shaved parmesan, lemon garlic dressing) plus your choice of rack of lamb, snapper or prime rib. Sides for the table include roasted garlic mash potatoes, Vincotto glazed Brussel sprouts, roasted baby root vegetables, Farro and truffle mushroom risotto. House made sweet holiday delicacies will be served for dessert.
More holiday dining specials:
New Year’s Eve Special in David’s Club: 3-course menu with a firework display break at 9pm; $65 per person
New Year’s Eve Special at Zen: Half priced hot sake and desserts
New Year’s Day at David’s Club: Family style brunch from 10am – 2pm
David’s Club is open nightly for dinner from 4-10pm, and Zen is open for dinner Friday and Saturday from 6-10pm. Find the most updated hours of operation here.
Take advantage of special holiday rates
Omni Orlando Resort is currently offering a special Stay a Part of Holiday Magic package which includes:
20% off best available rates
Taste of The National Gingerbread House Competition™ with an exclusive gingerbread welcome gift
This package is available for stays through January 2, 2021.
Plus, a brand new NYE package has just been added! The Check Out of 2020, Check Into Celebrations package includes:
Two mini bottles of Moet and Chandon Imperial French Champagne Rose
Two Omni branded champagne flutes, can be taken home as a souvenir
Box of four gourmet chocolate truffles
New Year’s Eve themed party favors
This package is available for overnight stays on December 31, 2020 only. Planning a post-holiday staycation? Florida Residents get 20% off the best available rates seven days a week (subject to availability).
Treat yourself to a spa day
The holidays are usually a flurry of activity. Instead, unwind together this year at the resort’s full-service Mokara Spa. Services include massage therapy, reflexology, facials, manicures, pedicures and more. With the current Spalidays promotion in December, you’ll receive a $15 spa credit for each treatment you book that is valued at $140 or more.
The spa is currently open Friday (noon – 7pm), Saturday (9am – 5pm) and Sunday (9am – 1pm). To make a reservation, call 407-390-6603.
Enjoy endless resort amenities
This Four Diamond resort known for leisure and fun boasts multiple activities exclusive to resort guests. Since all pools are heated, go ahead and plunge into the resort pool with fountains, a water tower and slide, or relax by the adults-only pool. Don’t forget to hop into the signature wave pool and the 850-foot lazy river for extra rest and relaxation. For a true retreat, book a private poolside cabana.
Golf enthusiasts can book a tee time at the resort’s two 18-hole championship golf courses. Or, keep it low key and check out the fun 18-hole mini golf course and the 9-hole lighted par 3 pitch and putt course, Champions 9. The latter can be enjoyed at nighttime until 8:30pm.
Explore nearby holiday lights
Omni Orlando Resort is just a 15-minute drive from Downtown Celebration which features nightly “snow” plus holiday decorations and a festive atmosphere that can be enjoyed completely outdoors. It’s equally worthwhile to leave the main downtown area, exploring the surrounding neighborhoods on foot or by bike to see holiday light displays. The Lights on Jeater Bend is a legendary neighborhood lights display you won’t want to miss.
The resort is also conveniently located close to the Disney theme parks for an extra dose of holiday magic.
DETAILS + BOOK
Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
1500 Masters Blvd
Championsgate, FL 33896
The Stay a Part of Holiday Magic package is available for overnight stays through January 2, 2021. The Check Out of 2020, Check Into Celebrations package is available for overnight stays on December 31, 2020 only.
For full details and to book the Stay a Part of Magic or Check Out of 2020, Check Into Celebrations package, visit omnihotels.com/hotels/orlando-championsgate/specials/.
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