Central Florida Hotel Market: Orlando's Transformation

An iconic tourist destination, Orlando is now officially the “Most Visited Tourist Destination in the U.S.” This article discusses Central Florida demand generators as well as growth and trends within its seven unique submarkets.
Donald C. Stephens, Jr. is Managing Director overseeing Central Florida consulting and valuation services of the firm. Donald's office is located in the Orlando’s downtown CBD; he has a range of geographical experience, having appraised properties in 18 states, the Caribbean, and Eastern Canada. Donald has been an active participant in the hotel industry for over 30 years as a real estate consultant and senior appraiser. Donald has been an Associate Member of the Appraisal Institute since 2004 and entered into the Candidate for Designation program in 2013. Donald is a Partner Member of Visit Orlando, and an Allied Member of Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association. Donald is a Past Member of the Palm Beach County Hotel & Lodging Association and a Past Executive Member of the Appraisal Institute of Canada, Nova Scotia Chapter. For further information, please contact: [email protected] | (407) 203-1122 | (407) 405-4363


  1. William LoveFebruary 10, 2016

    Looking to learn more on Orlando hotel market trends

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