Food And Drinks

illume rooftop restaurant now open at JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek


A brand new rooftop lounge restaurant, illume, brings Asian flair to central Florida at the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa.

With a floor space of 5,200 square meters and 150 seats, illume offers a modern Asian-inspired menu and handcrafted cocktails against the backdrop of the nightly Disney fireworks and the surrounding Bonnet Creek Preserve.

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“We are delighted that illume guests can experience the innovative interpretations of tapas and sushi in an Asian style by head chef Myra Buerkle,” said Daniel Schmidt, Director of F&B. “The creative food offer in the lounge on the roof, coupled with the dynamic wine, whiskey and sake program and the 360-degree view, will make every experience in the illume unforgettable.”

Every aspect of the venue has been designed to enhance the panoramic view of the space, from the glass walls on the terrace to an indoor and outdoor seating area. There’s even a sushi bar where diners can watch menu items come to life. A wraparound central bar and built-in fireplaces only add to the ambience. The interior of Illume also has artifacts of the Seminole Indians on the walls to pay tribute to the history of the area.

“With a chic ambience, an imaginative menu and the best view of the Disney Fireworks in Orlando, illume is bringing an exciting new dining concept to the city’s dining scene and is quickly becoming a hangout for date, nightlife and festive events for locals and JWs Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek guests alike, ”said Sam Basu, general manager of JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek.

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illume is located at the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa, which opened in July 2020. Located just outside Walt Disney World, the resort offers a 10,000 square foot spa, an outdoor pool, seven on-site restaurants and bars, a rooftop mini golf course and a rock-climbing wall, and a free shuttle service to the theme parks.

Reservations for illume are now possible via OpenTable. To learn more about the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek, click here.


Janet Smith