Behind the Design: Universal’s Aventura Hotel Interior Design and Tips and Secrets for Bar 17 Bistro


Last time, We shared some images of the guest rooms at Universal’s Aventura Hotel. Today, thanks to Universal Orlando Blog, we are going to take a deep dive into the interior design of Aventura Hotel and then take you all the way to the top to Bar 17 Bistro.

Aventura Hotel’s Interior Design

The Lobby

When you enter the lobby, you’ll immediately be immersed in the modern design of this vibrant and relaxed hotel. Polished concrete floors flow throughout the lobby while warm woods surround you i

n the registration desk and elevator lobby. In keeping with the modern design, the lobby, Starbucks, and food hall all reside within one open lobby building. We used flooring transitions to carpet and terrazzo as well as glass partitions to break the spaces up, giving each its own identity.

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Past the registration desk, you will encounter Starbucks and the lobby bar. We wanted them to tie together but still look distinct from one another. The lobby bar is made entirely of a slick white solid surface and is accented by a white chandelier overhead comprised of 327 light fixtures. Across the way, Starbucks uses white in a chevron tile but introduces light woods and dark accents to stand apart.


Following the polished concrete floors through, you’ll find the food hall where you can enjoy globally inspired cuisines made from fresh ingredients. Reminiscent of a local food market, the four different food venues feature butcher block and are distinguished by paint colors and signage. The beige, green and black chairs that mingle with white and wood tables in the food hall continue out to the patio for outdoor dining.

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The Guestrooms

In the guestrooms, the polished concrete floors are switched for warm wood look floors. The predominately white and black design is accented by rich colors of pumpkin, eggplant, and sky blue. Feature lighting on the top of the headboard illuminates the faint purple wallcovering on the headboard wall. Shimmery gray sheer curtains frame the floor to ceiling views from your window.

The modern and relaxing design continues into the guestroom bathrooms where the details are spa-like. The white and clean lines make the area feel more spacious while the thoughtful design of the vanity provides ample storage. Glass dividers trimmed with black metal are used not only to separate the bedroom and bathroom areas but also add visual interest. The bathroom features a pocket door, separating the bathroom vanity from the shower, so the whole family can get ready at the same time.

When you’re ready for dinner and drinks with a view, take the elevator up 17 floors to Bar 17 Bistro. We wanted the open air rooftop bar to have the comfortable feeling of a modern lounge. Gray and white pavers alternate in sweeping patterns and provide an anchor to the wood and stone bar. The furniture is a collection of bar, dining, and lounge seating, giving options for our guests. Lime and grass greens are brought into the lounge seating to provide a pop of color.

Tips and Secrets for Universal’s Bar 17 Bistro

To take advantage of our beautiful sunsets, Bar 17 Bistro will open to guests later in the evening. When the bar is open, there will be a dedicated elevator in the lobby to take guests directly to the rooftop. Since Bar 17 Bistro will be open to Universal Orlando guests (not just those staying at Aventura) we wanted to make it easy and convenient to get there.

The same contemporary design and style used throughout the hotel will carry into the design of the rooftop venue. When your clients step off of the elevator and into Bar 17 Bistro, they’ll feel like they’ve arrived at the city’s newest hotspot with sky high views of Orlando like they’ve never seen before.

The Views

Bar17 Bistro will offer breathtaking views of all that Universal Orlando Resorthas to offer. They’ll see all three theme parks, our other resort hotels, and even the downtown Orlando skyline. My personal favorite view is the one of Universal’s Volcano Bay, especially at night. Seeing the blue lava erupting out of Krakatau is stunning!

The sunset views from Bar 17 Bistro are especially gorgeous. I already have my favorite photo locations picked out. (Have to get the perfect shot for Instagram!)


The Food and Drinks

Let’s not forget about what truly matters though – the food and drinks. Bar 17 Bistro will offer an assortment of small plate options that range from unique dishes like Bao Bun dishes inspired by global destinations, to classic favorites like nachos, sliders, and salads.

You will definitely be excited for the cocktails that are designed to pair with the international flavors on the menu. We partnered with an expert mixologist and bar consultant who also helped create our drink menu at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort’s Strong Water Tavern – so you know these drinks will be amazing!

Universal’s Aventura Hotel will open August 2018, but I suggest booking your stay now because the rooms will fill up fast. Plus, if you reserve your room before June 15th, you’ll receive a free $50 hotel dining credit on a stay of four to six nights. Or if you want to enjoy more food and drinks at Bar 17 Bistro, book a seven-night stay and you’ll receive a free $100 dining credit.

Are you excited about the new hotel? What are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments below

[Source: Universal Orlando Blog]

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