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May 18, 2024

Ocala in Florida Has A USD 800-million Resort, Here’s All We Know

Arushi Sakhuja 

Ever been to the small town of Ocala? If you just said no, then you’re not alone. A few know of the small horse-town situated outside of central Florida but looking on the bright side — you don’t have to ride a horse to visit the town. The new Equestrian Hotel is the perfect reason to go! Immerse yourself in true luxury and experience the romance and style of the equestrian world in this quaint town in Florida.
The‌ Equestrian Hotel, Ocala
Photo Courtesy: The‌ Equestrian Hotel
Known as the Horse Capital of the World, Ocala has now opened doors to the ultra-rich with a new hotel that boasts of refinement, supremacy and extravagance. Opened in the summer of 2021 as part of the 380-acre World Equestrian Centre, the $800-million hotel houses 248 luxury rooms and suites‌ which overlook ‌the picturesque Grand Stadium. Using a muted colour palette, the beauty is brought out with pastel hues and tones of white.  
The‌ Equestrian Hotel, Ocala
Photo Courtesy: The‌ Equestrian Hotel
The property is not only a visual delight with a pristine white facade, but as soon as you enter the cascading Equestrian Hotel it proves to be a world of its own. With a regular clientele including the likes of John Travolta, the space is filled with opulence and grandeur while doubling up as a culinary haven for food connoisseurs. What’s more? It has an in-house master sommelier, and a luxurious spa that will help you rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul, to spend your leisurely time, head to the shopping complex for some retail therapy or enjoy weekly equestrian competitions nestled in an extremely premium setting.  
The‌ Equestrian Hotel, Ocala
Photo Courtesy: The‌ Equestrian Hotel

 

The‌ Equestrian Hotel, Ocala
Photo Courtesy: The‌ Equestrian Hotel
As you set foot on the 380-acre property, you are sure to be impressed by the palatial expanse. The grand lobby welcomes you with more than 80 Schonbek Swarovski crystal chandeliers and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace that is complimented with Mahogany and Italian porcelain throughout the first floor. Adorning the walls are paintings highlighting the work of local artists in sync with the exquisite carpentry of the furniture. 
The‌ Equestrian Hotel, Ocala Florida
Photo Courtesy: The‌ Equestrian Hotel
And if you thought that was all, hold your breath because the array of multi-cuisine restaurants will have you covered for every kind of food craving. From luxury dining experiences to multiple fast-food options, the hotel gives guests a wide selection of exquisite menu offerings created by their world-class culinary team.
The‌ Equestrian Hotel
Photo Courtesy: The‌ Equestrian Hotel
Enjoy a fine dining experience at Stirrups, opt for Fish and Chips at the Yellow Pony Bar & Garden, indulge in authentic French macarons at Emma’s Patisserie, or splash around the pool and enjoy a meal at the Water Pool & Bar. Head to Filo for traditional Mexican flavours. Ralph’s is the perfect stop for a classic Americana, diner-inspired menu. Design your own salad or pasta masterpiece at Viola & Dot’s. Finish on a sweet note at Miss Tilly’s sweet shop.  
The‌ Equestrian Hotel, Ocala
Photo Courtesy: The‌ Equestrian Hotel

 

The‌ Equestrian Hotel, Ocala
Photo Courtesy: The‌ Equestrian Hotel

 

The‌ Equestrian Hotel, Ocala
Photo Courtesy: The‌ Equestrian Hotel

 

The‌ Equestrian Hotel, Ocala
Photo Courtesy: The‌ Equestrian Hotel

 

The‌ Equestrian Hotel, Ocala
Photo Courtesy: The‌ Equestrian Hotel
Completing the leisurely experience is a relaxing massage at the 700 square-foot Calluna Spa and salon. Go for a fancy blow out salon date for your special day, the peace and serenity at the spa will leave you feeling revived.   
The‌ Equestrian Hotel, Ocala
Photo Courtesy: The‌ Equestrian Hotel

 

The‌ Equestrian Hotel, Ocala
Photo Courtesy: The‌ Equestrian Hotel
Finally, The Equestrian Hotel is also home to a fancy shopping arena. With access to prestigious designers, fashion, beauty and décor, these high-end boutiques cater to the opulent, equestrian lifestyle, and offers a luxurious experience.
An all-in-one experience, Equestrian Hotel has woken up the sleepy horse town in a truly delightful way.

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