STK Orlando is just days from taking its first guests (though no offficial opening date has still been set). We received a press release about the design of the restaurant at Disney Springs, which is nearly 15,000 square feet with both indoor and outdoor seating. I look forward to the views of the springs from STK, which will include a second-level terrace. Read the press release for more information! STK is located at the Disney Springs Landing. For reservations, call 407-917-7440 or head to http://togrp.com/restaurant/stk-orlando/.
Photo by Denise Preskitt, Mousesteps
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.—5/19/2016—Global hospitality leader The ONE Group has again tapped ICRAVE, a New York-based innovation and design studio, to create a new location for its international restaurant brand STK. STK Orlando will join the growing dining scene in Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort, drawing both local residents and visiting guests alike.
Inspired by Florida’s waterfront towns and natural beauty, Disney Springs is reimagined from Downtown Disney and offers world-class dining, unique shopping and high-quality entertainment. STK Orlando, complete with a stunning second-level terrace, is located within The Landing neighborhood at Disney Springs and boasts a nearly 15,000-square-foot building reminiscent of a refurbished 1900s train station.
Photo provided by STK Orlando
“It’s thrilling to see the Central Florida market get an STK as Disney Springs comes to life,” said Jesse MacDougall, director of strategy and brand development for ICRAVE. “We’re excited to be part of this important milestone for the STK brand as they bring their unique dining experience to the Walt Disney World Resort.”
The spacious modern steakhouse will feature indoor and outdoor seating, a bistro, bar, and private dining rooms, as well as outdoor terrace spaces on both the ground and second levels. At STK’s main entrance is its first sidewalk promenade, featuring large, retractable glass windows that open up to the outdoors. Inside, the main bar area will feature dark-wood flooring and furniture juxtaposed by both a white marble bar top and a suspended array of sculptural white baffles with intermittent hanging Bocci pendants. Large banquette and booth seating in STK’s trademark styles will offer guests an intimate and social experience in the main dining area. Perhaps one of the most eye-catching elements will be STK’s iconic wall feature—an array of ceramic longhorns uniquely laid out to resemble an eyelash.
“We are excited to bring STK’s vibrant, high-energy lifestyle to Disney Springs,” said Jonathan Segal, CEO of The ONE Group. “The area is filled with fantastic dining options and we are thrilled to be among them. STK is known for its modern design, innovative cuisine and lively atmosphere that will be memorable for both locals and visitors alike.”
On the second floor, STK’s outdoor dining areas flank a central bar and interior space. The second-level terrace takes on a more relaxed feel than its lower-floor counterpart, with upholstered accents, blasts of color, bold artwork and overhead festoon lighting. From the two-story, open-air turret, guests will enjoy a fire-pit lounge and delight in unobstructed views of the springs and surroundings from every angle. The two-story tower will serve as a beacon for the entire Disney Springs complex, drawing guests to the new landmark location.
Slated to open spring 2016, the newest STK location puts a distinctive Disney twist on the sophisticated steakhouse that originated in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District in 2008. ICRAVE has previously designed STK restaurants in New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Miami.
About STK Restaurants
STK is a unique concept that artfully blends the modern steakhouse and chic lounge into one, offering a dynamic, fine dining experience with the superior quality of a traditional steakhouse. STK distinguishes itself by focusing on the social experience with a sleek, contemporary design and an in-house DJ who creates an infectious, high-energy vibe. The menu features reimagined classic American cuisine with signature dishes like bite-sized Lil’ BRGs made with Wagyu beef, Lobster Mac & Cheese, and, of course, the highest quality steak. STK defines the modern fine- dining experience with incredible food, world-class service and the perfect atmosphere. STK currently has locations in New York City, Washington DC, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Orlando, London and Milan with additional locations coming soon to cities that include Dallas, Toronto, San Diego, Denver, Austin, Boston, Edinburgh and Ibiza. For more information about STK, please visit www.stkhouse.com<http://www.stkhouse.com/>.
About The ONE Group
The ONE Group (NASDAQ: STKS) is a global hospitality company that develops and operates upscale, high-energy restaurants and lounges and provides hospitality management services for hotels, casinos and other high-end venues both nationally and internationally. The ONE Group’s primary restaurant brand is STK, a modern twist on the American steakhouse concept with locations in major metropolitan cities throughout the U.S. and Europe. ONE Hospitality, The ONE Group’s food and beverage hospitality services business, provides the development, management and operations for premier restaurants and turn-key food and beverage services within high-end hotels and casinos. Additional information about The ONE Group can be found at www.togrp.com<http://cts.businesswire.com/ct/CT?id=smartlink&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.togrp.com&esheet=51262484&newsitemid=20160121005782&lan=en-US&anchor=www.togrp.com&index=1&md5=fa355f06bd5431d4575bb154e174095d>.
ICRAVE is an innovation and design studio based in New York City that reimagines built and digital environments for award-winning hospitality, airport, workplace and healthcare projects across the globe. Helmed by Lionel Ohayon since 2002, ICRAVE has worked with Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups including Memorial Sloan Kettering, Starwood, W Hotels, MGM, Disney, Hilton, OTG and more.