Crystal Lagoons to make splash at new Lake Nona resort

Technologically innovative and environmentally conscious Crystal Lagoons US, Corp. is making its Central Florida debut with a recently announced deal to install an 11-acre lagoon at Lake Nona in Orlando.

The lagoon will be part of a luxury resort located near the United States Tennis Association’s complex (to be completed in late 2016) and will be the largest Crystal Lagoon project to date in the United States.

Located near the Orlando International Airport, Lake Nona, developed by Tavistock Development Co., is a rapidly expanding master community. The 7,000-acre upscale development is anchored by Medical City and boasts more than five million square feet of commercial space, 2,200 hotel rooms, 30,000 residents and more than 100 shops and restaurants.

As we reported last May, Crystal Lagoons expanded its global reach in 2013, with the opening of its U.S. headquarters in Miami. (Crystal Lagoons May 2014)

In addition to the Lake Nona project, the company is working on four other lagoons near Tampa in partnership with Metro Development Group.

“We are excited to collaborate with Crystal Lagoons and celebrate the best of Central Florida’s lifestyle. Water provides terrific views and a wide range of recreational uses, and these new beachfront-style experiences that will only add value to our world-class development,” said James Zboril, president of Tavistock Development Co.

The Lake Nona lagoon will provide crystal-clear waters and Caribbean-style recreation, including swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing.

“We are very excited about our partnership with Lake Nona on what will be a signature project for Crystal Lagoons,” said Kevin P. Morgan, CEO, Crystal Lagoons US, Corp.  “This will definitely set a new bar as one of our most luxurious projects to date and help to continue to grow the brand in the United States.”

The innovative technology employed in the design and construction of Crystal Lagoons allows for low-cost installation and maintenance, as well as incredible water efficiency, with the lagoons consuming fewer gallons per day than typical golf courses, a boon in water-sensitive Florida.

More information about Lake Nona, (Medical Magnet Q & A with James Zboril) can be found in our August /September 2014 issue.