Orlando Will Host The Invictus Games 2016

October 2, 2015

The The Invictus Games Foundation recently announced that the 2016 Invictus Games will take place in Orlando at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.



The Beginning:

Prince Harry brought the games to the UK following an inspirational visit to USA Warrior Games in 2013. The Invictus Games is one of Harry’s chief charitable projects, and his most successful so far. The inaugural Invictus Games in London 2014 used the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women. More than 400 competitors from across the world competed in nine adaptive sports in London in the 2014 games.

“The competitors showed grit, determination and humor: an absolute refusal to be beaten or be defined by their injuries —- the Invictus spirit was born,”Prince Harry said in a video.

The Invictus Games Foundation has been set up to develop this legacy, manage the process of selecting the hosts of future games and oversee their delivery. Now, Orlando has been honored to host in 2016.

 

The Future:

We, at staySky Hotels and Resorts, are beyond excited to host such a noble event in Orlando and we are sure our city will receive all athletes with a warm welcome. We want to ensure all athletes and spectators have an absolute grand time while staying with us, so we would like to present our properties and give some tips about the city of Orlando to help all participants feel right at home and experience the magic world of Orlando!

Details of the event are to still to come, but if you want to learn more you can visit their website at invictusgamesfoundation.org or Facebook page at facebook.com/invictuslondon

 

Accommodations:

Hawthorn pool invictusHawthorn Suites Lake Buena Vista:

Offers one bedroom suites with a separate living area, sleeper sofa, dining area and a fully equipped kitchen. If you don’t need the additional space and are looking for a standard guestroom, check out our executive guestrooms, perfect for one or two people. Hawthorn Suites Lake Buena Vista is also 100% non-smoking. We are located around 6.1 miles from the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.

 

Boat2Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa:

A stay with Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa is a vacation in itself. Our condominium style suites are noticeably more spacious than average, giving your family room to spread out and relax.  All suites have the extra touches of granite counter tops in the full kitchen equipped with dishes, silverware and basic necessities for preparing meals, glass topped dining table, Jacuzzi tub, washer and dryer and private balcony. We are located around 5.6 miles from the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando.

 

 

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Tips:

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Night Life:

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Family Fun:

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