Tourists coming to Orlando area can expect 9 new hotels opening in 2018 in Metro Orlando. The projected openings will bring 1,298 additional hotel rooms to the Greater Orlando area. Construction on the 21 story Uniq hotel could start this year. The hotel to be built on International Drive on the same parcel of land as the former Avanti Resort, is expected to open in 2018. The 357 room Uniq is expected to be built closer to the road, allowing for an urban downtown flavor. Central Florida will also see multiple high end renovations this year. The International Palms Resort & Conference Center, formerly Holiday Inn International, another property managed by Paramount, will open in 2018. Developers often use a vertical aerial photo survey to select a potential building site for development. The aerial photos are then used to make decisions and planning for development even before the ground is broken. Aerial Photography many times is the first thing a developer will use to start the process of land development. And Construction photo progress documentation is an ongoing part of the development of many projects. The 652-room hotel will be reintroduced as guest rooms, dining facilities and the lobby area will be completely redesigned and renovated. The pool area and 18,000-square-foot convention space also will be refurbished. Renovations are expected to be completed in the 4th quarter, with no opening date announced at this time. Hotel construction extends into Osceola County with the development of the 187 room hotel part of the Margaritaville Resort Orlando in Kissimmee. Construction will begin early 2018 spring. The hotel is part of the larger 300 acre property being built on the U.S. 192 corridor in Osceola County. That property is expected to be completed by mid-2018. The most visible new hotel project is an expansion of Universal Orlando’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. The 60’s art deco themed hotel, which opened in 2014, is getting two new towers on the property to 2,200 rooms. The Orlando International Airport project is an ongoing expansion project at the airport and plans to renovate the airport’s onsite hotel, the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport. The 446 guestrooms, 20 corridors and 12 elevators and lobby, fitness center area will all be renovated. While vertical construction for several new hotels is already underway in Orlando, 2017 there will also be the anticipated completion or openings of at least four new hotels in the International Drive tourism corridor. Hyatt House, StayBridge Suites Orlando at SeaWorld, Residence Inn Universal Studios and Cambria Hotel & Suites are all also opening sometime in 2018. Hyatt House will bring 175 new rooms to International Drive while the Residence Inn Universal Studios will have 196 rooms near the intersection of Vineland Road and Major Boulevard. The use of precision Aerial Photography and Aerial Surveys is used for many planned sites. High quality aerial photography progress coverage is used through to completion, and done by a local Aerial Photography company called Astro Aerial Photography. Astro Aerial Photography not only services commercial clients in the Greater Orlando Area, but also offers aerial photography services to commercial clients throughout the State of Florida. Once the projects are complete, Astro Aerials professionals do magazine quality promotional ground photography for both Interior and Exterior coverage of completed projects.