A Whole New View
Disney is starting a new era of hotel experiences and is introducing new room models as well as stunning new hotels. The newest enhancement is the brand-new Gran Destino Tower at Coronado Springs Resort, bringing a breath of fresh air to one of Disney’s classic resorts.
Inspired by Walt Disney’s friendship with Salvador Dali, Gran Destino is filled with a modern and sophisticated Spanish flare, adding a Deluxe feel to Coronado, a Moderate resort.
All guests now check-in at the new lobby inside Gran Destino, regardless if they are staying in a tower room or not.
The new Lobby is breathtaking and spacious, improving the check-in experience. Disney has also equipped Front Desk Cast Members with iPads to streamline check-in and to avoid guests waiting in a long line.
On top of that the new lobby is filled with relaxing waiting areas equipped with comfortable chairs and modern outlets to charge your phones while you wait for your room!
After check-in, guests not staying at the tower can utilize the brand-new indoor tunnel that connects the tower to the rest of Coronado.
Deluxe Dining Options
Coronado already had many Dining options from pool bars, all the way to sit down restaurants like Maya Grill. However, the new expansion has added two restuarants, two new lounges and one signature club.
- Three Bridges Bar & Grill- This scenic bar, opened earlier this summer and it sits right in the middle of Coronado’s serene lake, offering guests a relaxing dinner environment. The bar offers a vast list of drinks, tasty appetizers as well as some entrée options.
- Barcelona Lounge- Located at the Lower Lobby of Gran Destino this stunning modern bar offers guests a chance to sit down and unwind while sipping on Spanish-inspired drinks.
- Dahlia Lounge- Dahlia offers tasty tapas and signature cocktails with a stunning view from their rooftop bar.
- Toledo- Tapas, Steak & Seafood- Also located on the 16th, and highest, floor of the Tower, Toledo offers a signature dining experience, something previously only found in Deluxe hotels, inspired by Spanish cuisine.
- Chronos Club- All Disney Deluxe hotels offer a Club Level experience and now Coronado has become the first Moderate Resort to do the same. Guests staying at the tower can choose to book rooms with club access to be able to have access to the Chronos Club on the 15th floor. There they can relax in an exclusive lounge with tapas, snacks, sweets and drinks all day, as well as a view of Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studio’s fireworks shows.
As mentioned previously, Disney wanted to improve guest experience through modernization and technology. On top of the expedited check-in experience and outlets everywhere, Gran Destino added multiple office tables for those looking for a place to work.
Another new technological appeal are state-of-the-art elevators that tell guests which elevator to take after they have entered their destination and informational screens spread across the lobby where guests can look at showtimes and entertainment and dining options at the resort and at the parks! Gran Destino truly feels like a modern deluxe hotel.
At 16 stories high, the Tower overlooks most of Walt Disney World Resort giving resort guests a view like never before. From the Tower Rooms guests can look at Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios from above, we even got take a peek at Galaxy’s Edge, opening soon.
While depending on the room, the views can be stunning, the best views from the Tower are at Dahlia’s rooftop outside lounge and a window seat at Toledo’s. For those staying Club Level, Chronos also has floor-to-ceiling windows which offers breathtaking views of the Walt Disney World Resort.
Prior to Gran Destino’s inauguration, all the rooms at Coronado were remodeled to adopt a new modern look. All rooms now offer a modern interior which includes wooden floors, high Queen-sized beds, and glass showers. However, the tower rooms offer even more modern influences. The rooms at Gran Destino bring modern décor through artistic touches inspired by Dali as well as modern technology. The TVs at the tower are interactive like they have never been before. Now, guests can look at their Photopass photos, watch Disney Movies on Demand as well as search for Park Information, all from their TV!
The Tower offers standard rooms with King or two Queen beds as well as suites with separate living room and bedroom spaces. Take a look at the pictures below from a Deluxe Suite to get an idea of the modern touches present at the Tower rooms.
Gran Destino is a great example of what Disney wants to offer guests in terms of modern Resorts after years of guest complaints that their rooms were starting to feel outdated. We cannot wait to see what the future resorts will look like for Disney, if this is any indication. Book your stay at this stunning tower now with GoPegasus!
Written by Mariana Bender – GoPegasus Content Developer
Images provided by A. Westcott