If you don’t know what to look for — don’t pay attention to the engineers talking to each other in hushed tones on the elevator ride up to your room — you wouldn’t be aware that the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress is undergoing a top-to-bottom facelift.
The results look promising. The new rooms are contemporary, elegant but understated. It’s a welcome departure from some of the kitschy, over-the-top decor you’ll find in many other Orlando hotels — particularly those catering to the Disney and Universal crowd.
It’s the perfect time for a renovation, actually. Next month may be the slowest for Orlando tourism in a decade, if not a generation. A drive around the neighborhood suggests that other resorts have the same idea: renovate when there’s no one else around.
Anyone who wants to know how to renovate discreetly should drop by the Hyatt in the next few weeks.