Kissimmee hotel closes abruptly, leaving guests and employees clueless

Kissimmee, Fla. — An unexpected move from a hotel in Kissimmee has left both employees looking for a job and guests without a place to stay.

On Thursday, the Champions World Resort was sold to a new owner, and nearly 100 guests staying at the resort were told to leave by 4 p.m., and the power was set to shut off by midnight. Since then, the entrance has been closed off to the public, including for its former employees.

So far, there has been no official announcement from either the new owner or the old owner as to why the move was so sudden. We tried calling the resort, but the line drops after trying to make a reservation or keeps ringing when you press the other directories. However, reports online show that the general manager of the Ramada by Wyndham Kissimmee Gateway has been reaching out to the former employees from Champions World to interview for open positions.

In addition, a Facebook group named “Champions World Resort Lawsuit” has been created, which according to the page’s founder, aims “to get everyone together to take justice against the wrong doing from Champions World Resort.” The group has testimonies, videos, and shared news articles, which claim that since February 2020, the hotel was slated to be transformed into a multi-family apartment complex.

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