Developers pitch iSquare Mall for International Drive

31-story mall will also feature hotel


ORLANDO, Fla. – A new multistory shopping center and hotel could be coming to Orlando's tourist district.

[READ: iSquare Mall renderings]

A 31-story mall, called iSquare Mall and Hotel, is in the works for International Drive in place of the International Shoppes strip mall on the southeast corner of I-Drive and Kirkman Road, according to developers.

The developers planned for the mall to be an upscale complex with an ice skating rink, food court and rotating restaurant on the 31st level.

It will have more than 1,200 hotel rooms in the two towers, as well as a nine-level parking garage, developers said in a release.

The project is expected to go before the city's planning board in June 2014.

If approved, the mall could open as soon as June 2017.