Photo Courtesy of Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Ever wonder what it takes to renovate a guestroom at a luxury hotel? A time-lapse camera captured the action on film when the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando underwent a dramatic $14 million transformation to turn the property into a resort inspired by the elegance of the Italian Riviera, complete with cobblestone piazzas, outdoor cafés and a nightly balcony show. "The new rooms celebrate the charm, romance and glamour of Portofino, Italy's grand vacation villas and hotels," says Karen Daroff of Daroff Design. "A refined palette in soft neutral cream colors, paired with sun-baked shades of aqua are complemented by rich, terra cotta-colored marble and custom-designed, white-washed furnishings."