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Summer in Orlando at DisneyVisitors to Orlando will have another reason to celebrate this summer, as Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek presents SummerBlast!, May 25 through Sept. 4, 2012.  This summer-long schedule of special events, activities and programs will celebrate 104 days of summer vacation.

The Summer Blast! program is for guests of Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, conveniently located inside the gates of Walt Disney World® Resort.   The summer-long schedule for SummerBlast!  includes ongoing events, as well as special activities throughout the season.  Highlights include:

  • SummerBlast! Pool Parties:   Celebrate summer in style with DJ Splash!  Join the crew for the summer’s hottest hits, Orlando-inspired games, and special prizes!  [Saturdays: 12:30-2:30pm]
  • Ducktona 500 – The Great Summer Blast! Duck Race:  You’ve got to see this to appreciate it!  Guests can “adopt” a rubber duck during our race around the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek lazy river pool!   Winners will draw a special prize, which could include a return weekend stay at the resort!  [Saturdays; weather permitting; 2:30pm]
  • SummerBlast! Dive-In Movie Nights:  End the night with a family movie on our big screen, located poolside.  Grab a lounge chair or relax while floating inside the pool.  [Nightly, weather permitting; May 25- Sept. 4; See schedule for times]
  • SummerBlast! Arts and Crafts:  Kids love to bring home souvenirs, and the recreation team will be ready to help them make something special to remember their visit.  Projects could include:  Beach Bag Art, Treasure Box Creation, T-shirt Design, Color Me Bears, Backpack Art, Florida Gecko Craft, and Animal Art.  [Arts and Crafts sessions vary daily, weather permitting.  See schedule for exact activities and times – there is a fee for arts and crafts sessions.]
  • SummerBlast! Pool Activities:  Our recreation team is ready to rock, making your summer a blast, with a full schedule including activities like mini-football games, water basketball, float races, Marco Polo, candy bingo, beach ball dodge ball, H20 Pac Man, line dance fun, hula hoop games, pool relay games, line dance fun, float races, etc.  [Activities vary daily, weather permitting.  See schedule for exact events and times]
  • Cupcake Crazy:  On Friday evenings after check in, join our team in the lobby for an opportunity to decorate your own cupcake.  It’s like edible arts and crafts!  Don’t forget to take a picture to post on Facebook!
  • Poolside Barbecue:  Join us as we crank up the barbecue poolside with your favorite summertime favorites available hot off the grill, including a selection of gourmet hot dogs!
  • S’mores:  Gather around the fire pit and roast your own marshmallows, and make the perfect s’mores! [weather permitting.  See schedule for exact events and times]
  • Golf Getaway Package at Waldorf Astoria Golf Club: Enjoy a relaxing 18 holes for $95 including rental clubs and a $20 food/beverage credit at the cart. Package available from 9am-12pm Saturdays & Sundays.
  • Saturday Golf Clinics:  Enjoy small group golf instruction from our PGA Golf Staff at Waldorf Astoria Golf Club.  Taylor Made golf clubs provided if needed.  Beginner to moderate-based instruction. 10am-11am, $35 per person, sleeve of logo golf balls included.
  • Specialty Weekends:   Throughout the summer, we will feature several specialty weekends with additional activities or entertainment.  For further details, visit the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek website
    • Memorial Day Weekend, featuring SummerBlast! Fireworks (Saturday May 26)
    • Cupcake Lovers Weekend (June 15 and 16), featuring activities with America’s favorite snack
    • Smokin’ Hot Dogs & BBQ Weekend (August 10 and 11), featuring the “Smokin’ Hot BBQ Buffet” and a selection of mind-blowing gourmet hot dog treats!
    • Fourth of July Weekend, featuring SummerBlast! Fireworks (Saturday July 7)

In addition, one family every weekend will be randomly selected to be the SummerBlast Weekend Ambassadors of FUN, and will receive special prizes and experiences throughout their stay.

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Sushi Restaurant at Disney World

Zeta Bar Serves the Best Sushi inside the gates of Disney World.

Did you know Zeta Bar at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek is Orlando’s newest place for sensational sushi?

The man behind the sushi at Zeta Bar is Chef Daniel Ling.  Chef Daniel was born in Hong Kong and came to the United States in 1988 to work as a server in Epcot’s Nine Dragons Restaurant.

After Disney, Daniel decided to further the hospitality education that he started in Hong Kong by attending Mid Florida Tech, followed by  the California Sushi Academy in Venice Beach.  After graduating, he worked as a Sushi Chef in California before returning to Central Florida, where he was Sushi Chef at Kimono’s, a popular sushi establishment.

Daniel left Kimono’s after 12 years to join us in Zeta Bar as Sushi Chef Extraordinaire.

Be sure to say hello to Chef Daniel at Zeta Bar… and we recommend the Dragon Roll!

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We know.  Our mothers have always said that it isn’t nice to brag.  So, it is with much… um… hesitation.. that we share the following news.  (And, for a Hilton team, it is AMAZING news, indeed…)

Orlando Hotel Wins Hilton's Top Award

On the final day of Award Week for Hilton Hotels & Resorts, it was just announced that Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek (as well as our older sibling Hilton Orlando) was awarded the highest honor for the corporation, the Connie Award, named after brand founder Conrad Hilton.  This elusive honor, in the large hotel category for the Americas,  is awarded to the hotel with highest overall combined ranking for loyalty, service, condition, and cleanliness based on guest feedback and Quality Assurance scores.

Congratulations to the entire team for winning the Connie Award, including Peter Kacheris, managing director; and Tracy Walker, general manager. 

And what a week it’s been!  Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek received the top honors (in the large hotel category) in the categories of Housekeeping (we’ve got the cleanest rooms in the Americas!), Food & Beverage (our restaurants have been singled out as the most innovative!), and cultural and community activities (we’ve got Hilton Blue Energy!).  The Connie Award simply takes the cake… and (in our eyes) makes it a clean sweep!

And, yes, we apologize for bragging.  But when a team works this hard, it warms the heart to see such recognition.  And you want to share it with anybody who will listen!  Please help us to celebrate our success.  It has been our pleasure to provide a memorable guest experience for the past year.

  

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Hilton in Orlando

Congratulations to Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek team members, led by General Manager Tracy Walker.  

This week, Hilton Hotels & Resorts has released its property awards — one per day.  It’s been a great week for Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek so far, receiving top honors for large hotels in the categories of Housekeeping and Food & Beverage excellence.  And the streak continued today… with the announcement of the inaugural Annual BLUE ENERGY Award.

This award, named after the Brand’s “BLUE ENERGY” global culture initiative, is given to a property based on its guest relations accomplishments and activities, Team Member relations accomplishments and activities, community relations accomplishments and activities, sustainability accomplishments and activities, and internal Hilton Brand Community website activity.

What is BLUE ENERGY?  It is our passion at Hilton Hotels & Resorts to live our Values, deliver our Promise and celebrate our stories. It’s an expression of the unique spirit we show to our guests, our communities, and each other as Hilton Team Members.  BLUE ENERGY fuels our culture, and enables us to deliver service with positive spirit, strength and passion.

We are proud to have received the continued recognition from our guests, and from the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand.

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Best restaurants in Orlando

Congratulations to the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Food & Beverage team, led by Director of F&B Francis Metais and Director of Restaurants Anthony Colandro.  

Great news!   Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek has received the highest scores in the Americas for excellence in Food & Beverage.  The hotel received the highest satisfaction and loyalty guest feedback scores (among large hotels) in many critical areas, including helpfulness of restaurant staff at breakfast, variety of food choices at breakfast, breakfast food quality, helpfulness of restaurant staff at lunch/dinner, variety of menu choices at lunch/dinner, food quality at lunch/dinner, timeliness of in-room dining/room service, and quality of event food and beverage.

Quality (and memorable) dining  is a critical part of the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek experience, including La Luce by Donna Scala, which was named best hotel restaurant in Orlando by the Orlando Sentinel food critic; and Harvest Bistro, where kids eat free for breakfast and dinner.  We are proud to have received the continued recognition from our guests, and from the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand.

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Cleanest Hotel Rooms in Orlando - Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Congratulations to the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Housekeeping team, led by Director Steve Mulloy.  

For the second year in a row, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek has received the highest scores in the Americas for excellence in Housekeeping.  The hotel received the highest satisfaction and loyalty guest feedback scores (among large hotels) in many critical areas, including the helpfulness of the Housekeeping team and  the cleanliness of guest rooms.

Perfectly clean guest rooms are an important part of the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek experience.  We are proud to have received the continued recognition from our guests, and from the Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand.

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Orlando Atlanta Braves Spring Training BroadcastWe are thrilled to host Chuck and Chernoff, currently broadcasting Atlanta’s Best Afternoon Drive Show, live from the the scenic Grand Vista Room at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek.  This room, located atop the landmark hotel, includes great views of  surrounding Walt Disney World theme parks, and the ESPN Wide World of Sports, home to Atlanta Braves Spring Training.

Today’s broadcast of the official station of Atlanta Braves Spring Training can be heard live on 680-AM The Fan (in Atlanta), on 93.7-FM (in Atlanta) and 680thefan.com.

As part of a broad promotional partnership with the station, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek is hosting several live broadcasts this month, as well as many of the station’s staff members who are in town for Atlanta Braves Spring Training at ESPN Wide World of Sports.   (See schedule of broadcasts below)  And why not?  The resort, which is located inside the gates of Walt Disney World, is less than 1 mile from the ESPN sports complex.

As they gear up for another season, travelers make their way down to Central Florida to enjoy pre-season games at any one of the many surrounding stadiums — including our neighbor, Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports, the spring training home to the Atlanta Braves!  Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek annually welcomes many Atlanta residents who combine a spring getaway to Disney with a game at ESPN Wide World of Sports.

Other nearby Spring Training teams include the Houston Astros (Kissimmee), the Detroit Tigers (Lakeland), and the NY Yankees (Tampa). In all, there are 15 teams that play within a few hours of the Walt Disney World resort area.

ESPN Wide World of Sports features Atlanta Braves Spring Training

ESPN Wide World of Sports features Atlanta Braves Spring Training

Here’s the good news — Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek has become the new home for baseball fans!  Located just minutes away from ESPN Wide World Of Sports, Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek is located in the heart of Walt Disney World, making it the perfect home for your spring training travels.  For more details and reservations check out www.hiltonbonnetcreek.com.  (Need tickets?  Buy your Atlanta Braves Spring Training game tickets HERE!)

Here is a schedule of upcoming live broadcasts:

Wed March 7 (3pm to 7pm)
Atlanta’s Chuck and Chernoff (afternoon drive)

Thurs March 8 (3pm to 7pm)
Atlanta’s Chuck and Chernoff (afternoon drive)

Tues March 13 (6am to 10am)
Atlanta’s The Rude Awakening (morning drive)

Thurs March 15 (6am to 10am)
Atlanta’s The Rude Awakening (morning drive)

Wed March 21 (12pm to 3pm)
Atlanta’s Buck and Kincade (mid-day)

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