Urban Network Capital Group (UNCG), led by real estate veteran Robert Thorne, has launched Visions Orlando, a $170 million multi-faceted, mixed-use, wellness-certified, eco-friendly luxury vacation hotel community. The 42-acre, gated-access community is located at 7007 Osceola Polk Line Road in Davenport, Florida, less than 20 minutes from Walt Disney World and surrounded by attraction parks, golf courses, and shopping destinations. Construction of the initial phase of the single-family homes and townhouses is scheduled to begin in Q2 2023, with initial completions in Q2 2024, including the hotel component.
One of the most distinctive aspects of the project will be the double qualification ‘Disney Partner’ designation: the Disney Good Neighbor Program for the condo-hotel and the Disney Vacation Home Rental Program for the single-family homes and townhomes upon the selection to participate in the Hotel Program. This exclusive designation allows the concierge to buy tickets to the neighboring attraction parks on behalf of the guests.
Visions Orlando will feature numerous amenities. The resort is anchored by an attractive 12,000-square-foot building featuring a broad array of wellness-certified amenities, including a state-of-the-art gym, pilates rooms, yoga deck, steam room, and sauna. The clubhouse includes a restaurant, bar, lounges, movie theater, kids’ room, arcade, driving simulators, and a state-of-the-art business center with video presentation. The outdoor amenities include a resort-style pool with a kid’s waterpark, family-sized Jacuzzis and hot tubs, cabanas with a wet bar and firepits, a playground and croquet lawn, tennis, volleyball and pickle ball courts, and golf putting and. bike share and more. Finally, the community also benefits from a 5-acre nature reserve and a 70,000-square-foot curated retail strip with a pedestrian street and a unique tenant mix in the shopping corridor, to be developed in a future phase.
The project consists of a variety of product types, defined as follows:
- Illusions | 48 single-family homes will offer seven- and eight-bedrooms and feature modern architecture, functional living spaces, and a guest lounge with ambient music.
- Reflections | 132 townhomes that will offer five- and six-bedrooms and feature European technology for superior water and air quality, patios, and water views.
- Inspirations| 181-key condo hotel that will offer one- and two-bedrooms and features chic loft-style, flexible design elements, and owner-only on-site amenities and services.
The unique, contemporary architectural design attracts a wide demographic, and the unit mix allows UNCG to tap into a wide array of pricing options. The unit features include functional floorplans, spacious kitchens with granite countertops, Italian cabinetry, stainless appliances, plunge pools, and electric car charging stations, which are standard with all units. Buyers will be offered a wellness upgrade package that includes solar panels, purified air, nontoxic wall coverings, filtered water, aromatherapeutic diffusers, therapy showers, circadian lighting, and eco sanitation.
“Our goal is to develop a resort hotel community like no other,” says Robert Thorne, CEO of UNCG. “We want the guests to have a unique sense of arrival at our two-story lobby that will accommodate all traveler’s needs.”
The investors in the project include Peruvian-based V&V Group and additional private investors. V&V is the leading real estate development company with more than 25 years of experience that ventured into the U.S. market late last year, building a fast footprint in the Florida market with eight portfolio projects in Aventura, Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale, Port Charlotte, Cocoa Village, and now Orlando.
“We saw a truly unique opportunity to invest in Orlando market due to its unparalleled tourism growth, being arguably the most premier vacation rental location in the world,” says Fernando de Nunez y Lugones, Principal of Location3 Investments & UNCG, and the individual responsible for V&V’s involvement. “The project has attracted a great deal of attention from prospective buyers who recognize that there will be a demand from vacation renters looking for an enhanced experience and lifestyle.
“The experience at Visions is what will set it aside from other Orlando’s vacation rentals,” continues Thorne. “Those accustomed to impersonal communities will find Visions to be a breath of fresh air where they will be able to create memories of a lifetime outside of the amusement parks.”