Universal Orlando announced Monday that is it building a 1,800-room value-oriented hotel on the property.
The Cabana Bay Beach Resort will have 900 standard rooms and 900 family suites with a kitchen area and sleeping quarters for up to six. Operated by Loews Hotels & Resorts, it will boast a vintage look with bold colors, clean lines and touches of neon.
It will be built on a 37-acre site adjacent to Universal's Islands of Adventure and is slated to open in 2014. Cabana Bay will be Universal's fourth on-site hotel. The others are Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the Hard Rock Hotel and Loews Royal Pacific Resort.
Cabana Bay's guests will receive early admission to Universal parks but not free express passes for rides, like guests at Universal's other hotels.