Universal Orlando has confirmed that they will temporarily suspend operations of both Sapphire Falls Resort and Aventura Hotel beginning Friday, August 21.

Here is Universal’s official statement:

We continue to evaluate our offerings and have decided to consolidate our hotel operations as we manage through current conditions.  We will be operating the Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites and temporarily suspending operations at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort and Universal’s Aventura Hotel as of August 21.  Guests with reservations at Sapphire Falls or Aventura will be accommodated at our other hotels.

The pandemic has impacted the tourism industry pretty hard. After August 21, there will now be 4 Universal resorts not in operation; as Portofino Bay Resort and Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites have remained closed since the Resort reopened in June.