New Tribute Portfolio Hotel To Open Today

Development companies ​Development Ventures Group (DEVEN)​, ​Pinnacle Hotel Management​, and ​Demetree Global announces today’s opening of their joint venture – the new-build Tribute Portfolio Hotel – ​Celeste​. Pinnacle Hotel Management also has this unique boutique hotel situated on the UCF campus and is specifically designed to offer guests a one-of-a-kind celestial experience.

Celeste is a five-story premium hotel with 179 luxuriously appointed guest rooms. Chic amenities include but are not limited to a resort-style pool with cabanas, a full-service restaurant with private dining room, lobby bar, expansive event space including the celestial ballroom, breakout meeting space, and outdoor event lawn where one can gaze at the stars.

The restaurant, Aurora, is housed in the first-floor lobby area and named after the stunning lightshow in the celestial galaxy. This immersive concept is set apart from all others in Orlando, an experience that will stand out through colorful flavors, stunning ambiance, and it’s carefully curated galactic cocktails such as the ‘Big Dipper Little Dipper’, ‘The Black Hole’ and the ‘Meteor Shower’. Aurora will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, with an emphasis on American cuisine featuring fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

Chef Mike Trudnak, who was previously at the ​Ritz Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes and executive chef at the ​Marriott Lake Mary​, leads all culinary activity throughout the hotel. With almost 20 years in the hospitality industry, Trudnak imparts a sense of creativity, originality, and sincerity in his approach to food, creating memorable dining experiences for guests and visitors alike.

True to its name and design, Celeste is a hotel inspired by the stars. This transcendent experience is a true expedition through time and space, with celestial influence from corner to corner. In addition to the notable rocket wall in the lobby area, each guest room is appointed with curated astrological art from the ​UCF School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD).

“Celeste holds a very special place in my heart, and I’m so proud to finally see our unique vision come to life,” said General Manager, Mark Tomlinson. “Through luminous decor, cosmic accent pieces, and furnishings inspired by the wonders of the galaxy, this concept is bound to be a stand-out in the Orlando area.”

Offering guests a boutique destination with convenience in mind, Celeste is ideally situated on the edge of Central Florida’s premier university, and approximately 20 minutes from Downtown Orlando and Orlando International Airport. Its positioning allows easy access to the area’s many tourist destinations and state highways.

Pinnacle Hotel Management: ​Pinnacle Hotel Management was founded in 1997 by Ron Franklin and Dick Vilardo, to develop and manage Marriott and Hilton branded hotels. Their first project was the 123-room Courtyard Orlando East/UCF area, followed by three additional hotels in the UCF market. Pinnacle has completed 30 ground-up hotel development projects in markets such as Washington, D.C., Florida, New England and California. Pinnacle has also successfully completed several brand conversion projects including the Courtyard Alexandria, Virginia, the Fairfield Inn and Suites Palm Beach, Florida Courtyard Key West and the Boston Courtyard Billerica/Bedford, Massachusetts. For more information, call 561.242.9066, or visit​.

Celeste Hotel: ​Celeste, a Marriott Tribute Portfolio Hotel, is a one-of-a-kind property. Every aspect of the Celeste will appeal to the curious traveler, one that appreciates an out-of-this-world hotel experience complete with chic guest rooms & suites, extravagant dining, and first-class service. From the locally curated art in guest rooms by the ​UCF School of Visual Arts and Design (SVAD)​, resort-style pool, lavish outdoor event space, and dazzling galactic cocktails, this hotel experience stands unmatched to anything Orlando has seen before. The Celeste Hotel understands the needs of today’s traveler, and fulfills them by allowing guests to collect and redeem Marriott BonVoy points during their stay. For more information, visit​, or call 407.207.4700. You can follow along on ​Facebook and Instagram ​@TheCelesteOrlando