**UPDATE 6/4/21 – Miami-based Crystal Lagoons, along with Hollywood-based asset manager Adëlon Capital, plan to open the first Crystal Lagoons in Orlando, Kissimmee and The Villages starting in 2023, according to Crystal Lagoons Corporate Senior Vice President of Sales Iván Manzur. Specific locations weren’t disclosed.
In total, at least five of these turquoise water swimming concepts are planned for the Orlando area. The development team aims to open lagoons in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake and Sumter counties. Unlike previous plans in Orlando, these Crystal Lagoons would be accessible to the public through the purchase of a ticket.
Crystal Lagoons, the multinational water innovation company that has taken Caribbean beach life to places all over the world, will now bring turquoise waters, white sand beaches and aquatic sports to Orlando. As announced by Iván Manzur, Crystal Lagoons Corporate Senior VP of Sales, a master agreement has been consolidated between the company and renowned hospitality asset manager ADËLON Capital for the development of at least five PAL™ (Public Access Lagoons™) projects, accessible to the public through a ticket.
The first project is expected to open as early as 2023 and all PAL complexes planned for Orlando will not only offer idyllic beach life and entertainment, but also hotels, multifamily developments, stores, restaurants, wedding areas, conferences, concerts and many more. The developments will be located across Orlando, in Lake, Orange, Seminole, Osceola and Sumter Counties.
“This important partnership with such a respected developer represents a new landmark for Crystal Lagoons® in a region that is ideal for our globally known lagoons. We chose Orlando because we believe this iconic central Florida city can be revolutionized by our crystalline waters, which have been lauded in the press as being at the ‘helm’ of the amenity craze,” Manzur said. “This agreement confirms that PAL projects are the future of our business. Investors are interested because of their cost effectiveness, safety, low risk and stability facing health and economic concerns brought by Covid,” added Manzur.
Jonathan Cohen, ADËLON Capital founder and co-chairman remarks, “We are very happy with our strategic alliance with Crystal Lagoons, one of the world’s most innovative companies. With their technology, we will bring Orlando the only thing it is lacking: a beach lifestyle.”
Named the “World’s Top Amenity,” Crystal Lagoons offers fun and safe environments for swimming and water sports, such as paddle boarding, kayaking and sailing. The global technology company has developed a patented concept and technology to create unlimited-sized, crystal-clear lagoons that bring the luxury of a beachfront experience anywhere in the world at very low costs.
Crystal Lagoons is expanding throughout Florida, Texas, California, Arizona, Alabama, North & South Carolina, Georgia, Washington DC. They currently have 221 real estate and PAL projects in different stages of development by investor groups and developers across the United States with projects such as Epperson, Sole Mia, Balmoral, Lago Mar, Windsong Ranch, Section 31, Southshore Bay, Mirada, Avenir and Sierra Vista. PAL projects quickly become the most beautiful destinations in the city they are in. Their success can be seen in Epperson and Lago Mar (Florida and Texas), that register sold-out tickets weeks in advance.