International Plaza Resort & Spa Welcomes Hosts Viva Florida, Brings Premier Orlando Real Estate To Latin American Market

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First published on Friday 2 November 2007:

ORLANDO, Fla. (November 2, 2007) – Orlando’s premier Plaza Resort & Spa will be featured on an upcoming episode of Viva Florida, a top-rated luxury real estate program broadcast throughout Central and South America on the E! Entertainment Television Latin America network.

The long-running Viva Florida is one of the network’s most popular programs, reaching an estimated 20 million homes in 24 countries throughout Latin America, including Brazil, Bolivia, Panama and Mexico. Hosted by internationally renowned on-air personality Pina Darcyl, each 30-minute show highlights exclusive residential developments and luxury hotels in a featured Florida destination.

During the course of the Orlando edition, Viva Florida will showcase International Plaza Resort & Spa’s ongoing, multimillion-dollar transformation into a luxury hotel condominium. A joint venture between UrbanAmerica and Buena Vista Hospitality Group, the 28-acre resort is currently the largest hotel-condominium conversion in Florida. More than 1,100 guest rooms are currently being transformed to feature luxurious, Balinese-inspired furnishings and state-of-the-art amenities as part of the makeover, including hardwood floors, granite countertops, flat-screen televisions, wireless Internet access, and iPod® receptive radios.

“We are extremely excited to unveil our luxurious new amenities as well as share our grand vision for International Plaza Resort & Spa with Latin American audiences,” says Chad Martin, vice president of marketing for Buena Vista Hospitality Group. “Our dramatic transformation will create a serene and welcoming oasis for visitors from all over Central and South America while affording them immediate proximity to top attractions, upscale shopping and world-class dining venues in the heart of Orlando – one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations.”

Viewers can check for air dates and times of Viva Florida by visiting the program’s official website at

For more information on International Plaza Resort & Spa, call (+001) 407-352-2820 or visit

About Buena Vista Hospitality Group

Buena Vista Hospitality Group (BVHG) is one of America’s leading hospitality and golf management companies. The Florida-based company was incorporated in 1986 and has successfully provided a full range of development and management services for more than 50 hotels, resorts, golf communities and clubs throughout the world.

BVHG is currently under contract for the development, management and marketing of lodging and golf facilities in the United States, Canada, France, Spain, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Croatia, Turkey, Bermuda and the United Kingdom. Buena Vista Hospitality Group holds the exclusive license with The Professional Golfers’ Association Limited (United Kingdom). For more information visit

About Urban America

UrbanAmerica is a national real estate private equity firm with $500 million under management and a $5 billion pipeline of for-sale residential, retail and office opportunities. Founded in 1998, this minority-controlled, registered investment advisor company established an urban investment niche targeting properties in healthcare, government and academic spheres, along with mixed-use residential condominiums, retail markets and now hospitality. UrbanAmerica owns and operates, on behalf of their funds, a portfolio of properties representing about 3.6 million square feet of commercial office and retail space, as well as investments in several large development parcels. More information about UrbanAmerica can be found at

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