Hyatt Regency Convention Center Hotel
As the only brand extension of the original Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee and the first hotel to be built in Central Florida's convention district in 1986, the Peabody Orlando Hotel literally made the Orlando convention district what it is today.
In 2010 the hotel underwent a $440M expansion to double the existing capacity of the hotel from 891 to 1,641 rooms, as well as add a new Napa Valley-themed restaurant and a grotto style pool with pool bar, kids’ pool and waterfall. This expansion increased convention traffic and also made the Peabody Orlando the second tallest building in Orlando behind the SunTrust Center downtown. Walter P Moore’s long-span expertise allowed the grand ballroom and meeting spaces to maximize their column-free space.
In 2013, Hyatt Regency bought and rebranded the hotel to what is now known as the Hyatt Regency Orlando.