Residents and business in the Colonial Town/Fashion Square area will have a new hotel in the neighborhood. The Orlando city council approved a plan to add a Hotel to the Fashion Square Mall site. In addition to the eight story 175-room hotel the plan also calls for renovating and reconfiguring the area to accommodate 28,500sf of new restaurant space and approximately 25,000sf of new retail space.
The hotel will be an Element by Westin which is a Starwood brand hotel. Element Hotels are known for being the first environmentally friendly hotel brand. The hotel is scheduled to open in July 2015.