Just minutes from the hustle and bustle of Orlando’s “happiest place on earth” exists an oasis for the mind, body, and soul: the ette hotel. Founded by discriminating hotelier Alex Ekbatani in the summer of 2021, the Tuscan-inspired getaway has become the premiere destination for “seclusion without solitude,” offering busy moms a home-away-from-home for essential rest, rejuvenation, and self-care.
As guests wind up the drive, they are met with the lush overhanging vines and meticulous sprawling foliage befitting an inland paradise. One of the property’s most prized gems – a magnificent olive tree nearly four decades old – extends its limbs skyward, offering notions of peace and prosperity to all who pass by. Upon embarking, an old-world charm reminiscent of European coastal hamlets emanates from Tuscan-inspired architecture, inviting a sense of enduring calm and tranquility.
“At every turn, ette will surprise and delight guests,” says Ekbatani. “We are discerning and we know it. Every detail has been thoughtfully crafted to holistically uplift the guest experience. We’ve sourced and selected nothing but the best for our visitors seeking respite from the hectic pace of daily life.”
A warm, welcoming reception awaits for weary arrivals burned out and eager to begin their escape from the everyday grind. Adorned with fine Italian Calacatta marble inlays, each facet of the lobby interior foretells the precise attention to detail that will support an effortlessly relaxed experience. Among a selection of 126 perfectly adorned rooms, guests find their every comfort provided for, including wellness suites befitted with a Peloton bike and Technogym free weights to accommodate peak performance on any schedule.
California-crafted chrome fixtures, pristine bedding by Frette Linens and Terry, and clean white interior scapes lend an air of sophisticated luxury to each abode. A lavish selection of Le Labo and Salt & Stone beauty accoutrements cradled in a signature keepsake presentation box provide the very best in personal care. Indulge in around-the-clock room service, VIP turndown, a minibar curated with a bevy of local fare, an in-room Nespresso machine, and much more.
After a serene night of sleep, the sunlight streams in to begin a new day with nothing on the agenda but personalized rejuvenation – no responsibilities, no rush, and no interruptions. Tend to the body’s need for movement with a personal fitness or yoga class housed in state-of-the-art gym facilities exclusively outfitted by PENT Fitness, known for coordinating the elite luxury performance equipment showcased on the world’s top-tier luxury yachts and villas.
Salt & The Cellar
Then, replenish with a taste of the Mediterranean at the Salt & The Cellar non-alcoholic mixology bar, boasting a complete breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner menu conceptualized by world-renowned Chef Akira Back. Though the ette offers a distinctively alcohol-free menu, guests are invited to bring their own libations and take advantage of a zero onsite corkage fee. A late morning leisurely stroll through the Missoni-lined courtyard offers a picturesque landscape complete with a modern linear fountain and fragrant herb garden where each of the hotel’s restaurants sources their robust flavors.
Chef Akira Back of ette Hotel’s Salt & The Cellar and Lipa Rooftop is a World Renowned celebrity chef with over 25 restaurants around the globe. Akira is known for reshaping modern Japanese dining to create a distinguished experience, and also gives his fans a whole new take on modern Korean BBQ.
Renew the powerful mind-body connection with a yoga class or customized personal fitness training session. Support an ongoing wellness journey with a selection of expert-led courses on personal development, balanced nutrition, and more. Unwind in a full-service spa offering an advanced treatment menu featuring specialists trained in a variety of healing modalities.
Choose from immersive massages or reviving facials with add-on options for hands and feet, eyes and lips, scalp, and other focused skin therapies to restore vitality. Promote essential balance with IV therapy, Reiki, or sound healing. Empower mindfulness with soulful meditation and guided breathwork. Shop exclusive collections from Natura Bissé, Tammy Fender, and Florivera to maintain a healthy skin regimen at home.
Spa at ette
Savor a rich cup of Onyx gourmet coffee while taking in the first-ever open-concept Laundry Museum facilities, where in-house laundry specialists refresh, press, and fold towering stacks of fine linens in synchronized harmony. Wander through the ette’s own private collection library filled with tomes from renowned book publisher TASCHEN®. A quick wardrobe change and it’s down to the open-air botanical pool, designed in partnership with Bonetti/Kozerski, for a cooling mid-day dip in pristine waters.
Reconnect with friends or simply soak in the sunshine while browsing a selection of Akira Back poolside refreshments, including an array of sophisticated mocktails handcrafted by world-class mixologists.
When evening falls, a visit to sultry Sentient is in order, featuring hand-chiseled velvet chairs and a full seasonal menu also created by Chef Akira. A memorable day comes to a fairy tale close with a sweeping panorama of park views and a nightly fireworks show from the elevated sixth floor LIPA Rooftop bar, coupling an extravagant selection of the award-winning chef’s Asian-fusion al fresco favorites with an inventive mocktail compilation. From arrival to departure, attentive staff await to accommodate every detail of a picture-perfect stay, bidding guests to return soon for a much-needed revitalization to be the best parent, partner, and person they can be.
Visit ettehotels.com or call 407-288-1900 for reservations.