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Disney’s latest resort has opened to the public and set a new standard for opulence and grandeur at Disney Vacation Club resorts.
The new resort towers above Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and is the crown jewel on a total renovation of Coronado Springs that includes the guest rooms, grounds, dining and recreation.
The Gran Destino Tower is seated on the southeastern shores of Lago Dorado. The tower is 16 floors high and boasts 545 guest rooms that includes 50 suites. The Tower marks the new entrance to Coronado Springs Resort which serves as a resort and convention center now with a total of 2,385 rooms.
Gran Destino Tower was named after the 2003 Disney short titled, “Destino”. The production of “Destino” actually began in 1945 though it wasn’t completed until 53 years later. The short is seven-minutes long and follows the ill-fated love story of Chronos for a mortal woman named Dahlia. The film began as a collaboration between Walt Disney and Salvador Dali.
The resort features rich Spanish flair with bold, warm colors against sleek modern white and wood features. Wide open spaces with lots of stark, sleek white, coupled with gold accents and architectural designs throughout including large cathedral style windows and bold Mediterranean, Spanish and European details.
The architectural style of the lobby and exterior of the resort are Catalan modernism, which showcases common traits that show preference for asymmetrical shapes and those which replicate the natural world; curved lines are preferred to straight lines and that is largely evident throughout the interior and exterior of the tower.
The rooms at Gran Destino Tower include nods to the short Destino as well as Catalan modernism touches in the tile work in the bathrooms, the floors and the wallpaper. Be sure to be on the lookout for those hidden Mickey’s too! Each resort room includes the new interactive televisions that Disney is rolling out to resorts now.
Barn doors and wooden elements as well as sleek furniture and muted tones give the rooms posh, sleek, comfortable and calming tones to the rooms to relax after a long day at the parks and refresh for the day to come.
This resort is a whole new resort feel unique from all of the other Walt Disney World resorts. The imagineering is authentic and as we mentioned, opulent. Definitely an escape from the every day and a trip to Barcelona right there on Walt Disney World property.
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