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La Luce by Donna Scala, the award-winning restaurant at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, is searching for art students who wish to create a unique piece of art on the restaurant’s signature chalk art display boards.


La Luce - Italian Restaurant at Disney World


The restaurant, which Orlando Sentinel named the best hotel restaurant in Orlando, is known for its seasonal menus, inspired by the changing palette of produce available every season.  Likewise, the artwork in the restaurant changes by season, displayed on three enormous chalk art display boards.

Since the restaurant opened in the fall of 2009, there has been an ever-changing display from Orlando artists Edwin Campos and Kathleen Brodeur.

Here are a few of our favorites:

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Donna Scala, the celebrity chef behind La Luce, always envisioned one of the display boards dedicated to Florida art students, as a opportunity for budding (and talented) artists to gain local fame by displaying their artwork in a public place.

We’re ready to start the program, and are searching for the best artists in the region.  Here are some of the details:

  • This program is open to any artist who is currently enrolled in any art education program.
  • If you wish to be considered, you must first submit a rough sketch on paper (using chalk as a medium), to show your concept and artistic ability.
  • The artist must be able to create their artwork on site using chalk, typically during daytime hours (as the restaurant is open only for dinner).  The boards are permanently mounted and require climbing onto temporary scaffolding.  (It worked well for Michelangelo, after all.)
  • While solo projects are preferred, we will consider projects co-created by up to two artists.
  • The artist(s) must agree to sign a waiver of publicity and liability.  The artist also gives us right to use images of the artwork in hotel marketing and publicity.   Artists under the age of 18 must have the permission of a parent or legal guardian.
  • In exchange for their hard work, here is what the artist(s) will receive:
    • A two-night stay at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, during the installation.
    • Dinner for two at La Luce by Donna Scala.
    • A $200 stipend to cover travel expenses.
    • A photo and listing on the La Luce website, as well as the Bonnet Creek Blog, and other publicity opportunities, as appropriate.
    • The opportunity to promote your participation to hometown media.

For complete details, and to participate in this exciting opportunity, please contact Hilton Orlando Bonnet director of restaurants Anthony Colandro, using the following email address:  anthony.colandro@hilton.com


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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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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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We welcome  you and your family for our 3rd Annual Easter Celebration!

Easter Activities in Orlando

Hop on over to Bonnet Creek, where we are egg-static to invite our Waldorf Astoria Orlando and  Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek family back for another memorable Easter weekend, filled with festive activities created with you (and your family) in mind.

At both hotels, children (ages 10 and under) can enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, featuring thousands of eggs filled with an assortment of candy!  (Note: Hilton’s egg hunt will be at 9am, Waldorf Astoria’s egg hunt time is TBA.)

At Waldorf Astoria Orlando, meet a live bunny after the Easter Egg Hunt!

At Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, our recreation team will feature  additional family activities at the pool, including:

  • Backpack art (Friday at 10:30am)
  • Hula Hoop-la (Friday at noon)
  • T-shirt design (Friday at 2:30pm)
  • Line dance fun (Friday at 4:30pm)
  • Candy bingo (Friday at 7pm)
  • Wooden animal crafts (Saturday at 10:30am)
  • Egg ball dodge ball (Saturday at 7pm)
  • Easter Egg necklace crafts (Sunday at 10:30am)
  • Egg and spoon races (Sunday at 7pm)
  • * Events subject to change

There’s  more…  Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek will feature  Spring Fling on Saturday and Sunday, from noon until 5pm,  featuring an inflatable water slide!  A slip slidin’ good time!

And when night falls, enjoy a Dive-in Movie every evening at 8:30pm at the Hilton pool:  A Bug’s Life on Friday, Tangled on Saturday, and Rio on Sunday night.

At Harvest Bistro, a magician will provide breakfast entertainment in the foyer on Easter Sunday from 8am until 11:30am, for our guests who want a hearty breakfast before a day of theme park fun. And remember that Kids Eat Free at Harvest Bistro, up to two children per full-priced adult meal.

For Easter Sunday Dinner, Harvest Bistro will feature a Dinner with the Easter Bunny, featuring a buffet from 4pm – 10pm. (Easter Bunny will be present from 4:30pm – 10:30pm) Prices: $39/adult, $19/child. And remember that Kids Eat Free at Harvest Bistro, up to two children per full-priced adult meal.

At the Sena lobby bar, we will feature $4 Easter Bunny Bellinis all day long.

And don’t miss dinner at La Luce by Donna Scala, where we will highlight special holiday features on our a la carte menu.

Rooms at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek are expected to sell out quickly, be sure to reserve your room today. Advance purchase specials available.

More details will be available soon!  Watch this space for further information about Easter weekend at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando.


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Are you running the Walt Disney World Half Marathon tomorrow morning?

We challenge you to find Shadi – one of our team members also running the Half (bib number 31313!).

You’ll be able to readily identify him – he’s wearing a shirt with the logo above that bears his image:

Walt Disney World Marathon Where's Shadi Social Media Promotion

Why?    If you see him during the Disney Half Marathon, call out his name – and he’ll give you a card with a special prize and an invitation to our Here’s Shadi reception Saturday afternoon.

Watch our Facebook fan page for postings on where you can find Shadi on the race route!

If you are on Twitter, watch for the hashtag #ifoundshadi

Walt Disney World Marathon Hotel

This is all part of the fun of Marathon Weekends at Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek.  We’ve got plenty of fun going for our guests, as we strive to be the Orlando hotel with the most enthusiastic program for Walt Disney World Marathon runners.  We’ve worked hard to make sure we are ready for our special guests — while we all have a bit of fun!

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