Today, Lake Nona announced a new collaboration with Delos, the pioneer of Wellness Real Estate, to bring wellness building and design initiatives to the 7,000-acre Lake Nona community to further enhance healthy living. The first-of-its-kind agreement will bring multiple innovative programs and health-focused construction and design practices onsite across both residential and commercial projects. Lake Nona is one of the first communities to feature Delos’ wellness-infused designs across more than one real estate typology.
“We believe there is a strong appetite for creating healthy environments at Lake Nona,” said Jim Zboril, president of Lake Nona and Tavistock Development Company. “From the physical design of the community to the neighborhood programs, and now with wellness design practices and groundbreaking programs, Lake Nona encourages all aspects of healthy living. Working with Delos, Lake Nona is building unique environments unlike anything else in this marketplace.”
The announcement was made during the 2015 Lake Nona Impact Forum, where more than 250 of the nation’s foremost CEOs, academics and health care leaders have gathered in Lake Nona Medical City to generate and exchange ideas that inspire new ways to address health care, wellness and sustainability practices in our community.
Delos Founder and CEO Paul Scialla noted, “Lake Nona is at the forefront of healthy living and through our new collaboration, Delos has a unique opportunity to introduce our latest wellness-infused designs and programs across multiple real estate categories and offer members of the community a more complete healthy living experience.”
The first project of the collaboration will be with Lake Nona’s Intelligent Home, which will include healthy living features and amenities, such as advanced air and water purification systems and circadian lighting strategies. Breaking ground later this year with a scheduled opening in the fourth quarter of 2015, the Intelligent Home will serve as a model within the Lake Nona community for emerging technologies, design and health and wellness initiatives.
Delos’ WELL Signature program will also be incorporated into a selection of the residences at Landon House, a 280-unit luxury, urban style apartment building currently under construction in Lake Nona Medical City. The WELL Signature residences at Landon House will include several of Delos’ innovative wellness designs and amenities to improve residents’ quality of air, water, light, nutrition and sleep.
Delos will also implement its innovative hospitality designs in the new dual-branded Marriott hotel through the debut of 34 Stay Well rooms. The first Delos-designed wellness hotel rooms to open in Florida, the Stay Well rooms feature more than 20 evidence-based health and wellness amenities that allow guests to maintain healthy lifestyle practices while on the road. The Stay Well experience features energizing light therapy, advanced water and air purification systems, the Stay Well dawn simulator and LightActive – a self-cleaning, photocatalytic coating applied to high-touch areas throughout the hotel room. Currently under construction in the Lake Nona Town Center, the new Marriott and its 34 Stay Well rooms will open in
In addition to these projects, Lake Nona has committed to pursuing WELL certification for several commercial office buildings.
Lake Nona is setting a new standard for the way in which business and residential communities are being built, focusing on high quality, high technology and innovative development.
Recently acknowledged by FORTUNE Magazine as a model for the next great American city, Lake Nona is one of the fastest growing communities in America attracting more than $2.8 billion in construction across 7.1 million square feet with the development of two new hospitals, three college campuses, a nationally recognized medical research institute, the USTA’s ‘New Home of American Tennis’ and thousands of new homes. Adjacent to the Orlando International Airport, Lake Nona will feature more than five million square feet of commercial space, 2,200 hotel rooms, 30,000 residents and more than 100 shops and restaurants. Focused on sustainable design and healthy living, Lake Nona is recognized by Cisco as the only designated “Iconic Smart + Connected Community” in the U.S. for its integrated gigabit network – one of only nine such communities in the world.