Tao Group Hospitality plans first hotel

Tao Group Hospitality plans to open its first ever TAO-branded resort in Orlando. Created in partnership with Unicorp National Developments, TAO Hotel will serve as the anchor for O-Town West—a$1-billion, 350-acre mixed-use community development located in Southwest Orange County.

For more than 20 years, Tao Group Hospitality has been in the entertainment and culinary industry operating more than 70 branded locations in over 20 markets worldwide. The company has operated more than 40 branded locations inside existing hotels including seven stand-alone properties for which the group handles full food and beverage operations including room service.

“A hotel was the natural evolution for us,” said Noah Tepperberg, co-CEO, Tao Group Hospitality. “We’ve had the honor of working with some of the world’s top hotel developers, and we’re really excited to create a property that truly reflects the TAO lifestyle. The Tao Group Hospitality clientele has evolved with us over the years and is looking for something that can provide them with more than just a few hours of fun at one of our locations. This hotel will be an exquisite escape and will enable us to showcase our company’s flagship concept in a whole new way.”

He continued, “Boasting over 40 million visitors annually, Orlando is the perfect place for our first branded resort property. More than just culinary and nightlife, TAO is a lifestyle, and this large-scale venture provides the ultimate opportunity to bring that experience to life.”

The company has tapped longtime partner Rockwell Group to design the property, which will embody the upscale nature of all Tao Group Hospitality branded locations. The luxury hotel will encompass a TAO Asian Bistro, rooftop experience, meeting space and fitness facility

Chuck Whittall, CEO/president, Unicorp National Developments, added, “We are extremely excited to partner with Tao Group Hospitality on this venture. The brand is exactly what O-Town embodies and will be perfect for residents and visitors to the area.”

TAO Hotel Orlando is expected to open in 2025.