Travel — 20 August 2013
The Peabody Orlando; Modern Sophistication and Comfort

The Peabody Orlando is a luxuriously designed hotel, located across the street from the Orange County Convention Center. Guests will feel like royalty in the award winning accommodations the Peabody offers.

Upon entering the hotel, views are breathtaking with marble halls, waterfalls, tropical flowers and eye catching artifacts. Each room offers the signature Peabody Dream Bed®, topped off with a chocolate every night. The bathroom is remarkably designed with a tv screen built in the mirror, with remote to accompany.

Recreation options include a spa, fitness center and salon. All ages will enjoy a splash in the three acres of tropical landscaped pool area, which includes freeform pools, slides and cascading waterfall. The spa offers indoor or outdoor massages with a range of choices and including a signature organic body care line.

There is an array of dining options to choose from. Napa At The Peabody, draws on inspiration from wine country, the restaurant brought some of Northern California’s most tantalizing tastes to the South. With its dark wood furnishings and modern appointments, Napa offers diners a quiet, understated elegance highlighted by magnificent views of the Grotto Pool.

Another hotel restaurant, Rocks, is the place to see and be seen. Amidst a backdrop of dramatic settings and live musical entertainment, this high-energy local hot spot offers an extensive wine list, bottled beers from around the world and passionately crafted cocktails. The ambience and unparalleled service is perfectly paired with the chic architectural design.

The 24-hour B-Line Diner, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The food is just like Mom used to make and has been featured frequently on the Food Network TV as one of the best restaurants of its type in the nation. B-Line Express, provides delicious coffee, pastries, and sandwiches to those on-the-go.

Capriccio Grill, an Italian Steakhouse, specializes in premium U.S.steaks and chops from Creekstone Farms®. Fresh lobster and seafood are delivered daily, and the menu is rounded off with aromatic pasta dishes from La Bella Italia.

In 2010 The Peabody Orlando completed a $450-million expansion including enhancements of 300,000 square feet of flexible function space, 105 meeting rooms, The Spa at The Peabody – a 22,000-square-foot Spa; Fitness Center; and, 13 unique and delectable entertainment options.

These include Coffee, Etcetera, NAPA, a Napa Valley wine-themed restaurant and bar with patios overlooking a three-acres of lushly
landscaped recreation area with free-formed zero-entry pools surrounded by cabanas and cascading waterfalls, Peabody Express in the convention area and the Peabody Parking Garage for 2,100 cars.

Meeting Facilities and Services

The Peabody Orlando’s new meeting space offers state-of-the-art telecommunications technology, including 100 Mb of high-speed Internet bandwith, a Fiber/Cat-V meeting room network, in addition to our highly trained, service oriented staff. The Peabody Orlando proudly offers over 340,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and entertainment space, 200,000 square feet on
one floor, including the pillar-free 54,652-squarefoot Peabody Grand Ballroom, the 34,378-squarefoot Windermere Ballroom, the
26,923-square foot Plaza International Ballroom and two junior ballrooms.

How The Peabody Orlando Ducks got their name?

When staying at the Peabody, a must see is the duck march. Amazement and humor strike observers as they watch the feathered performers march out of the elevator and into the fountain.

Once upon a time, long ago, back in 1865 to be precise, a very wealthy man named Robert Brinkley decided to build a beautiful new
hotel in Memphis, Tennessee. He wanted it to be the finest hotel in the south, an oasis of elegance and good taste where local gentry, wheelers and dealers could congregate in comfort to wine and dine on the finest foods and rarest wines; where their ladies could meet for genteel afternoon tea in opulent, exquisite surroundings. The hotel was to be named The Brinkley House Hotel.

No expense was spared. Craftsmen, artisans, carpenters, bricklayers, interior designers and decorators of the highest order worked on the building. They designed impressive public areas and comfortable guest rooms which reflected state-of-the-art hotel facilities of the day. The finest bone china, silverware and crystal glassware were purchased.

The best of chefs and hotel management and staff were hired. Just before the official opening of the hotel in 1869, Mr. Brinkley’s best friend, George Peabody, an international financier and philanthropist, died suddenly in London, England. Brinkley was devastated by the sudden loss of his dear friend. Without hesitation, Brinkley decided to honor the name of his
cherished friend, and changed The Brinkley House Hotel to The Peabody Hotel.

Today, Peabody Hotel Group, The Peabody Memphis, The Peabody Orlando and The Peabody Little Rock, all proudly bear the name
of George Peabody, an extraordinary American whose generous, enlightened spirit mirrors those of our existing owners and management.

Visit www.peabodyorlando.com for more information.

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