Monday, March 28, 2022

Meliá Orlando Celebration to Open The Wilson, a new restaurant on property in summer 2022

Family-Friendly Hotel To Bring a Taste of Manhattan to Orlando This Summer

Meliá Orlando Celebration, the sought-after destination hotel for families in the greater Orlando area, has announced plans to open a new restaurant on property, The Wilson. Owned and operated by In Good Company Hospitality (IGC), a New York-based restaurant group that oversees several venues across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, The Wilson is set to open in early summer 2022 and will operate all food and beverage throughout the hotel. 

In continuation of its partnership with IGC Hospitality, The Wilson at Meliá Orlando Celebration will be the second restaurant Meliá Hotels International has developed alongside the trusted restaurant group.  Having first begun a relationship at INNSiDE by Meliá New York NoMad, IGC Hospitality debuted The Wilson as the hotel’s signature restaurant in 2018 and is now a popular destination amongst guests and NYC locals. The Wilson will bring a unique experience to the Florida hotel and become a great addition to the well-established restaurant scene in Celebration and the surrounding Orlando area.

“We are thrilled to announce the upcoming opening of The Wilson here in Orlando,” said Antonio Baez, General Manager, Meliá Orlando Celebration. “Our guests are in for a real treat this summer when they experience The Wilson’s sensational menus and service. It is going to be the next perfect neighborhood spot to unwind after a busy day of exploring Orlando.”

Similar to the New York venue, The Wilson at Meliá Orlando Celebration will focus on its “where the coast meets the curb” approach to the menu. Fresh, seasonal ingredients from local farmers and purveyors will highlight the modern and playful interpretations of New American classics, centered on celebrating classic seafood dishes. Complementing the food will be an extensive collection of signature cocktails, wine, and craft beer. The Wilson is inspired by the fabled relationship between a seasoned fisherman and his beloved bulldog, celebrating true camaraderie.

Along with the debut of The Wilson serving as the hotel’s signature restaurant, Meliá Orlando Celebration will be refreshing all food and beverage services and menus across the property. IGC will also oversee the pool service and room service menus, to reflect a casual, to-go dining style, along with the hotel’s garden, which is to be transformed into a scenic Rose Garden. Offering tasty cocktails and small bites, The Wilson Rose Garden is set to be a floral escape for hotel guests and locals alike. 

Masters of the Manhattan restaurant scene, IGC Hospitality has been serving unparalleled service for over ten years. Providing guests a unique and personal dining experience, IGC continues to reinvent itself with each of its venues across the five boroughs. Committed to providing the best in hospitality, the group is looking forward to expanding its expertise and partnership with Meliá Hotels International to the Orlando area with the introduction of The Wilson at Meliá Orlando Celebration. 

“IGC Hospitality is excited to continue our partnership with Meliá Hotels International. Celebration, FL, a destination known worldwide for hospitality, is the perfect place for our first venture outside of the NYC area,” said Terence Tubridy, Managing Partner, IGC Hospitality. “We believe The Wilson will become a new neighborhood staple for locals and tourists. Together with the Meliá team and our mutual commitment to providing the highest level of service, we know the sky is the limit,” said  Jeff Brosi, Managing Partner, IGC Hospitality. 

Since its opening in September 2011, Meliá Orlando Celebration has grown into one of the most popular hotels in the greater Orlando area, and a sought-after destination for families seeking a more relaxed downtown setting. The 289-room property offers old-world charm with new-world design and contemporary comfort. Beyond the hotel, quaint stores are just a short stroll away, allowing guests a break from the theme-park crowds, but not the excitement. An official Walt Disney World Good Neighbor® hotel, Meliá Orlando Celebration is located just five miles from all the Disney parks, and within close proximity to other major attractions including Universal Studios, and SeaWorld.

Meliá Orlando Celebration is located at 225 Celebration PI, Celebration, FL 34747. Rates start at $111 per night. For more information, visit or call 407-964-7000, Toll-Free Direct: 1-866-404-6662.