Universal Orlando is set to open Loews Portofino Bay Hotel and Universal’s Endless Summer – Dockside Inn & Suites this December.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel will resume operations on December 1st and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn & Suites will officially open on December 15th.

Portofino Bay Hotel remained closed during the Resort’s reopening in June. Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites was originally scheduled to grand open in March but never opened due to the Resort’s closure. You can check out a preview of Dockside here. The pandemic has impacted the tourism industry pretty hard, so the hotel’s reopening is a positive sign for Central Florida tourism as it indicates the need for more occupancy.

Portofino Bay and Dockside rejoin Universal’s hotel lineup, which includes Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Cabana Bay Beach Resort, and Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Surfside Inn and Suites. In August, Universal temporarily suspended hotel operations at Sapphire Falls and Aventura Hotel. Universal states that details for the other hotels will be announced at a later time.

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is inspired by the famed seaside village of Portofino, Italy. Guests who stay at the hotel will receive exclusive benefits, including Universal Express Unlimited and Early Park Admission. Dockside Inn and Suites is the sister hotel to Surfside Inn and Suites, offering the same amenities – including early park admission. The Express option is not included for Dockside Inn and Suites.