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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

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Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Orlando, Florida

It's a bit of la dolce vita, Orlando style. The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, built to evoke the festive mood of the Italian Riviera, offers resort lodging just minutes from Universal Studios. Architecturally, the sprawling 795-room resort mirrors the colorful, vertical houses that top the cliffs of northwestern Italy’s coastal region of Liguria. This Mediterranean mood continues with the guestrooms decor, in the 3 themed pools (one has a kid-friendly waterpark with a Roman aqueduct motif), as well as with live Italian music nightly and Italian cuisine in 2 of the 8 restaurants.


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