With a stay at Waldorf Astoria Orlando in Orlando (Downtown Disney® area/Lake Buena Vista), you'll be convenient to Arabian Nights Dinner Show and Downtown Disney® area. This 5-star resort is within close proximity of DisneyQuest® and La Nouba Theater.
Make yourself at home in one of the 498 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. High-definition televisions with premium TV channels are provided for your entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries. Conveniences include laptop-compatible safes and desks, as well as direct-dial phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can dip into one of the 4 outdoor swimming pools. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and supervised childcare/activities. If you're planning a day at a nearby theme park, you can hop on the complimentary shuttle.
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort's dining establishments, which include 12 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, limo/town car service, and audiovisual equipment. Planning an event in Orlando? This resort has 150,000 square feet (13935 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
With a stay at Grand Bohemian Orlando, Autograph Collection, you'll be centrally located in Orlando, steps from Orlando City Hall and minutes from Church Street Station. This 4.5-star hotel is within close proximity of Orange County Regional History Center and Amway Center.
Make yourself at home in one of the 247 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and CD players. Your pillowtop bed comes with triple sheeting and down comforters. Relax and take in city views from the privacy of your room. 37-inch flat-screen televisions with pay movies provide entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms have makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. Additional amenities include wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, limo/town car service, and business services. Planning an event in Orlando? This hotel has 9,600 square feet (892 square meters) of space consisting of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
A passion for creative hairstyling brought Tony Woodley, owner of Shine Salon, from London's Oxford Street to Orlando's Park Lake Street. The story of his journey, however, isn’t quite as simple as that. After sweeping floors as a 15 year old at Andre Bernard’s flagship salon, he apprenticed at John Frieda’s salon and continued to grow as a stylist. His obvious skills led to jobs at magazine photo shoots and finally to the fashion capital of New York City. Frustrated with the lack of truly creative opportunities in the U.S., Tony took matters into his own hands, moved to Florida, and started a salon that he could call his very own.
Since opening, Shine Salon has made a name for itself as a haven for creative hair design. Tony and his staff continue to pride themselves on creating flattering cuts and coloring treatments for any number of occasions. Their concern for beauty doesn’t stop at the scalp; the team's aesthetician doles out facials and waxing services that leave skin smooth and nourished, and a nail tech moisturizes hands and feet before painting nails with highly detailed maps of local bus lines.
Growing up as a child in Iran, it wasn't unusual for Happy Farshid to see Turkish baths known as hammams. But when he came to America, they, like people who actually liked soccer, became significantly harder to find, according to the Orlando Sentinel. So Farshid decided to open one at his own spa, Shala Salon & Day Spa.
Shala's traditional Turkish bath surrounds guests with blue mosaic tiles imported from Italy, Moorish arches, and a domed ceiling. Guests take in their opulent surroundings while basking in the hammam's relatively gentle steam and lying down on a heated tile slab in the center of the room, where they typically receive a thorough massage and an exfoliating body treatment.
These immersive escapes are only one of the many options available to Shala's patrons. Stylists are also on-hand to design flattering new haircuts and weave honey-colored highlights into tresses. And aestheticians perform everything from waxing and basic facials using Éminence Organic Skin Care products to skin-rejuvenating photofacials and cellulite-reducing Endermologie procedures.
At Sanctuary Salon & Med Spa, owner Pareen Merchant leads a team of beauty experts that polishes clients' looks from head to toe. Hair designers create custom cuts and restore damaged hair with conditioning treatments. To remove body hair or prune overgrown Chia pets, the staff employs laser technology and the Middle Eastern art of threading, a signature service that caught the attention of Melissa Mayntz of LoveToKnow.com. Merchant learned the technique from friends and cousins before honing her speed and brow-arching skills at a cosmetology program in India.
Massage therapists soothe weary muscles with a variety of modalities, and aestheticians brighten complexions with clinical skincare treatments, including medical microdermabrasion and Revitalight LED sessions. The salon's nail services earned a spot as a finalist in the Best Manicure and Pedicure category of CityVoter's 2007 and 2008 awards.
In 1993, Les Arthur Bauman finally realized his dreams of opening his own salon, which he called Arturo's. He had two stylists, some shears, and not much else, but he worked hard to build the business. While he got the salon up and running, his son, Jes Bauman, became the second generation of the family to pursue hair as art, pursuing an education in New York. Eventually, Jes returned to Orlando to help his father and, ultimately, to take over the studio. He renamed the business J. Bauman Salon, but he preserved the family tradition of expanding the customer base, one expertly cut head of hair at a time.
To date, Jes has accrued more than 20 years of experience and has built up a talented stable of more than 20 stylists. His team constantly snips, colors, and extends hair at 17 stations spread throughout the now-upscale salon. The decor has matured alongside the business. It blends dark hardwood floors with high ceilings fitted with bright, recessed bulbs, which are ideal for helping stylists focus on their work rather than those mysterious shadows looming in the corner.