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The Celeste Hotel – UCF’s 1st Campus Hotel Ribbon Cutting

The Celeste Hotel Orlando ribbon cutting

Here at The Celeste, we’re thrilled to be officially open and taking reservations: serving as the University of Central Florida’s first on-campus hotel. We’re proud to provide luxury accommodations to visitors to UCF as well as anybody looking for a strategic, well-appointed home base in East Orlando.

On the morning of October 13th, we enjoyed a fine ribbon-cutting ceremony at our location right at the main entrance to the UCF campus. It marked not only the formal launch of our celestially inspired hotel, but also a demonstration of our close relationship with this outstanding research university.

The Celeste: The UCF’s First Luxury Hotel

Our cosmos-flavored aesthetic here at The Celeste is partly a nod to our proximity to Florida’s Space Coast. It also reflects UCF’s own legacy as a space-grant college—one whose motto, after all, is “Reach for the Stars.”

Adventure, discovery, and curiosity—including as directed at the universe beyond our big blue ball—are woven into the vibe here at The Celeste. Our lobby displays a Rocket Wall celebrating the U.S. space program; our reception area shows off a Marshall Islands stick chart, a time-tested navigation aid for Micronesian seafarers.

Our 179 rooms, meanwhile, feature artwork evoking outer space by UCF students, an outgrowth of our partnership with the university’s School of Visual Arts & Design.

Even as we fire up the imaginations of our guests, we also shower them with Tribute Portfolio-caliber hospitality. Beyond our rooms and suites, that hospitality includes an outdoor pool and the culinary pleasures of our Aurora Restaurant and private Pegasus Dining Room.

We also make a great spot for meetings, celebrations, and other events, with our Celestial Ballroom and our Endeavour Event Lawn.

Experience Luxury Accommodations on the UCF Campus

Throw in our proximity not only to UCF itself but also other Greater Orlando attractions, and you’ve got some of the best accommodations in Central Florida in The Celeste. Come join us as one of our first guests as we embark on our own adventure in luxury hospitality!