Doradus is in the process of developing a 250 key Residence Inn on land it has purchased on the Northern side of Flamingo Crossings outside of the Western Gate to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Brand Overview

Residence Inn by Marriott is a pioneer in the extended-stay hotel segment, being the first to serve the needs of business travelers seeking apartment-style accommodations for longer stays. Opening its doors to guests in 1975, the brand quickly assumed a leadership role, spearheading design and service standards for this lodging tier. Marriott International purchased the 96-property Residence Inn Corporation in 1987 and has since developed Residence Inn by Marriott into the largest extended-stay hotel brand in the United States. To date there are 713 Residence Inns in the United States with 161 under development.

Relative Positioning

The Residence Inn by Marriott is Marriott’s extended stay offering and is positioned to provide a service level above the TownePlace Suites in the upper moderate price tier. What differentiates it is its upscale style, spacious suites and the strength of Marriott’s brand recognition and distribution footprint.

Brand Description

An all-suite brand, Residence Inn combines upscale style and functionality:  suites are spacious, allowing travelers the ability to work and relax, maintaining balance while on the road. Featuring full kitchens and separate living and sleeping areas in every room, Residence Inn provides guests flexibility and options that fit their routine. Connectivity to home and office, health and fitness options, as well as comfortable public areas to socialize or relax for both business and leisure guests.

Signature Elements and Guest Offerings

Key aspects of the Residence Inn are: 
  • Mix of studio, one and two bedroom suites designed to meet the needs of business and leisure travelers.
  • Not just large, but well zoned spaces that make the guest suite feel like a place to live.  
  • Separate zones for relaxing, working, sleeping, eating and bathing.
  • Full kitchens in every suite, so guests can heat leftovers, make coffee, store their favorite beer/wine and prepare easy meals.
  • A unique culture and service model that generates the highest service scores in the Marriott portfolio.
  • “Keep It Fresh” Complimentary Hot Breakfast daily.
  • “The Mix” specialize evening social hours providing a variety of food and beverage.