One of our largest projects has been assisting with the building of a new affordable luxury resort at Universal Orlando. We have been working with construction company Balfour Beatty for one full year on this project. Called the Cabana Bay Resort, the new hotel is adjacent to Universal’s Islands of Adventure. We provide more than 20 roll-off dumpsters to the construction site and do a minimum of 8 round-trip hauls each day, returning the dumpsters to the site at the end of each trip.
Cabana Bay will have a hip, vintage vibe evoking the iconic feel of ‘50s and ‘60s beach resorts. Offering family suites that sleep up to six guests and standard guest rooms at budget-friendly rates, the hotel will provide Universal visitors high-quality and high value but affordable stays on-site in comparison to the three luxury hotels that are already part of Universal Orlando Resorts.
The resort offers plenty of amenities including a 10-lane bowling alley, Universal’s first “lazy river,” plus a game room, fitness center and resort store. Each courtyard features its own pool and sandy beach, too. While lounging poolside, guests can participate in hula hoop contests, bingo, dive-in movies, ping pong and volleyball.
We’re excited to be a part of this large-scale project — it’s currently one of the largest temporary construction projects that we’ve ever completed! At the beginning of the project, we primarily hauled concrete as the site was being prepped for building. We now haul all construction debris including wood, drywall, cardboard and plastic packaging to local landfills. All of the materials are sorted to ensure all recyclable materials are not simply thrown away.
We anticipate our part of this project will wrap in February 2014. Cabana Bay will celebrate its grand opening on July 1, 2014 but the first rooms will be ready for occupancy at the end of March 2014.