A Futuristic Hotel Is Coming to Orlando – Self-driving Cars and Smart Rooms Included

It’s as high-tech as it gets.

By Stacey Leasca

June 10, 2021


Orlando, Florida is about to step into the future thanks to one seriously innovative new hotel.

Lake Nona is already poised to be a tech-centric community. Located on 17-square-miles of land adjacent to the Orlando International Airport, Lake Nona is “a modern mecca for technology, innovation, and community.” And, with any great community, you need a great hotel. That’s where the Lake Nona Wave Hotel comes in.

The hotel, set to open later this year, features 216 guest rooms – including 16 one-bedroom suites and two penthouse suites – and is so high-tech you’ll think you’re visiting The Jetsons.

“There is simply nothing else like Lake Nona Wave Hotel in Orlando. We are excited to be bringing an entirely new and distinct experience to this area,” Suzie Yang, the hotel’s general manager, shared in a statement. “We invite guests to retreat to Lake Nona, where world-class wellness and culinary experiences are enhanced by thoughtful technological touches all at the heart of a beautifully designed community.”

With a stay at the hotel, guests can expect a tech-meets-wellbeing experience thanks to the nearby Dr. Deepak Chopra Mind-Body Zone and Spa at Lake Nona Performance Club, along with the use of the community’s fleet of autonomous shuttles, which takes guests to restaurants and entertainment venues nearby.

The hotel will debut with many future-forward amenities, including View Smart Windows that tint using predictive intelligence in response to the sun and outdoor conditions, voice-automated in-room controls, TOTO smart toilets, Healthe Inc. Cleanse Solutions that keep vital surfaces sanitized, in-room tablets, keyless entry, and more.

While staying at the hotel, guests can also use the custom mobile app that allows them to control their entire stay right from their phone. For example, if a guest forgot their toothbrush, wants to order food, or wants to see the weekly schedule of events, it’s all in the palm of their hand.

The design of the hotel is also meant to mimic its high-tech vibe.