JK2 completes renovation projects at Universal Orlando Resort

Companies work together on Bourne Stuntacular shop, Loews Royal Pacific Resort

APOPKA, Fla. (June 23, 2020) – As visitors explore the newly reopened Universal Orlando Resort, they might notice a few updates, courtesy of a family of local construction companies.

The JK2 companies recently worked together on the renovation of the Loews Royal Pacific Resort’s Main Lobby, including a compete renovation of the Orchid Lounge and creation of the Tuk Tuk Market, as well as the store for the recently opened Bourne Stuntacular show. JK2 Construction served as the general contractor for both projects, and JK2 Scenic added impressive finishing touches.

“We’re proud to be a longtime partner of Universal Orlando and to have contributed to so many iconic structures in Central Florida,” said Paul Holmes, founder of JK2. “It’s even more rewarding when our two divisions can work together to bring these spaces to life for visitors to enjoy.”

The renovation of the Loews Royal Pacific Resort Main Lobby and Orchid Lounge involved a complete demolition for JK2 Construction, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing and a slab scan. The contractor then reconstructed the spaces, including interior finishes, custom book matched hard surfaces, lighting and dimming packages, HVAC and electrical distribution, framing, drywall, painting, slab pour back and more.

JK2 Scenic added finishing touches to both spaces. In the lobby, JK2 Scenic fabricated stone cladded reception desks, as well as custom rift-cut white oak furniture. In the Orchid Lounge, JK2 Scenic was responsible for several woodwork pieces with specialty integrated stone cladding, including the impressive main bar and center bar island, metal feature cabinet, TV bar wall with two book matched stone patterns and more.

The companies also worked together to relocate four desk areas and create a grab-and-go food area, Tuk Tuk Market. The space draws inspiration from both food trucks and traditional island architecture, featuring wood wall cladding, banquette seating, custom menu boards, unique floor tiles and more. The market serves up coffee and quick bites, from breakfast to dessert.

The Bourne Stuntacular store project involved the renovation of the former Five & Dime shop. JK2 Construction completed select demolition of the interior, mechanical and electrical systems. The company also handled reconstruction, including interior finishes, a custom chandelier, LED light columns, lighting and dimming packages, HVAC and electrical distribution, storefront doors and exterior finishes.

JK2 Scenic completed the retail wallbays with LED accent lighting, shelving, nesting tables, floor fixtures and POS station.

JK2 has worked on a number of recent projects at Universal Orlando Resort, including the Fast & Furious—Supercharged retail store, Bigfire restaurant, Voodoo Doughnut, Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen and Loews Sapphire Falls Resort.

In addition to completing work for theme parks, JK2 Construction and JK2 Scenic have worked with themed restaurants, national home builders and major hotels.

For more information about JK2, visit www.jk2.com.