Walt Disney World has completed a multiyear revamp of the Coronado Springs Resort, with the new 545-room Gran Destino Tower as the centerpiece.
Named for the Disney animated short film “Destino,” the tower opened to the public on Tuesday and brought the resort’s total room count to 2,385.
The Catalan-themed Gran Destino accommodations feature Old World decor touches, including Spanish tile-inspired wall coverings. Each of the tower’s guestrooms showcase a new interactive television system, allowing guests to view their Disney PhotoPass images on the in-room TV and stream entertainment from their personal devices.
The Gran Destino Tower also has a number of rooms that give guests admittance to the tower’s Chronos Club. The club is staffed by Disney cast members who can assist with vacation planning. Light refreshments are served throughout the day.
In addition to guestrooms, the new tower houses a two-story lobby and the lower lobby-level Barcelona Lounge, which serves coffee by day and cocktails during the evening. There are two 16th-floor rooftop venues: the table-service restaurant Toledo — Tapas, Steak & Seafood and the adjacent Dahlia Lounge.
Toledo features a Spanish-inspired menu and an “onstage tapas kitchen” that specializes in small plates, charcuterie and cheeses. Dahlia Lounge pairs cocktails with panoramic views.
Additional amenities include new meeting and event space, with the tower’s outdoor Destino Plaza available as a venue for weddings or business events.
Along with the addition of the Gran Destino Tower, other changes at Coronado Springs Resort include three new pedestrian bridges, which connect over a lake and provide guests with quicker passage throughout the property. At the center of the three pathways is Three Bridges Bar & Grill, a new outdoor waterfront restaurant.
Concurrently, all of the existing guestrooms at Coronado Springs have received full updates and now feature new bathroom fixtures, furnishings, lighting and color palettes.