Orlando, Fla. — Planet Hollywood, America's preeminent restaurant destination dedicated to celebrating the entertainment industry, reopened its Orlando flagship location, Planet Hollywood Observatory, on January 30, 2017. The restaurant overlooks the heart of Disney Springs, the dining, retail and entertainment district located at Walt Disney World Resort.
Multimillion-dollar renovations have transformed Planet Hollywood's iconic globe into a four-story stargazing observatory with new spaces including an outdoor terrace and lounge, a new menu and an exciting new look and feel. The 36,000-square-foot restaurant also features an immersive theatrical dining experience unlike anything before.
Designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, each floor was created to provide a different experience so guests can return again and again, discovering a new adventure each time. Walls and glass displays throughout the restaurant are adorned with imagery as well as a curated collection of memorabilia that pays homage to a long tradition of filmmaking. Along with a 4,500-square-foot video wall, Planet Hollywood Observatory guests will be mesmerized by three-dimensional interiors that come to life through Trompe L'oeil 3D technology, an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects exist not on the screen but in the space itself.
"We wanted Planet Hollywood Observatory to re-invent what is expected from themed dining. What we've created here is a stand-alone destination that evokes the feeling of early 20th century Florida and fits into the greater story of Disney Springs," says Robert Earl, Planet Hollywood’s international founder and chairman.
The Stargazers lounge, a 5,000-square-foot outdoor expansion overlooking Disney Springs, allows guests to relax under the stars while enjoying cocktails and live entertainment al fresco.
For more information, visit www.planethollywood.com.
SOURCE: Planet Hollywood International, Inc.