First Look: Disney’s Gran Destino Tower at Coronado Springs

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(Photo Credit: Disney Press Photo Steven Diaz, photographer)

The new Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort will be opening tomorrow, July 9th! We have a first look at the beautiful new addition!

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Inspired by Spain, Mexico and the American Southwest, the Gran Destino Tower will now contain the two-story main lobby for the Coronado Springs Resort as well as 545 guest rooms that include 50 suites and club-level services like the Chronos Club.

WDWNT offered a lot of gorgeous press photos. Check their story for more info!

Let’s start in the new two story lobby!

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Here we can definitely see the design elements from the regions mentioned above in the intricate wooden screens and lanterns and Spanish tile bronze screens(They are seriously gorgeous!)

(Photo Credit: Disney Press Photo Steven Diaz, photographer)

I have to appreciate they way they used pattern and line to make it feel alive and give it movement.  The columns especially invoke a feeling of movement and life!

(Photo Credit: Disney Press Photo Steven Diaz, photographer)

The same design elements and patterns carry around the lobby and into the first floor Barcelona Lounge. From the wall designs, the upholstery and even the image of Walt Disney himself.  As an art teacher I can appreciate the attention to detail and design here. Something like this is hard to balance. With so many designs they can clash instead of combine, but they really do pull it off!

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As we look at even more images from the tower we are given a look at the Dahlia Lounge.

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(Photo Credit: Disney Press Photo Steven Diaz, photographer)

I just love the lighting elements here. The details remind me a lot of Art Nouveau pieces. They are actually inspired by Spanish Modernism but both movements are known for their  organic forms and they are stunning!

(Photo Credit: Disney Press Photo Steven Diaz, photographer)

 

Continuing this feel we move up to the new table-service restaurant at the top of the tower called the Tolédo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood. 

This new dining location is named after a city in Spain that was known for it’s “…avant-garde writers and artists of the 1930s.”

(Photo Credit: Disney Press Photo Steven Diaz, photographer)

Let’s look at the new rooms!

(Photo Credit: Disney Press Photo Steven Diaz, photographer)

The same theming is now used in the rooms and suites. Each one has that same Spanish tile medallion feel we’ve seen through and in the lobby and Barcelona Lounge.

(Photo Credit: Disney Press Photo Steven Diaz, photographer)

An exciting new feature for the rooms is “..a new interactive television system that provides a more customized and Disney differentiated in-room experience. This new television system will enhance the guest experience with Disney-quality services, content and personalization. For example, guests can view their Disney PhotoPass images on the large screen and stream their entertainment services from their personal devices to the in-room television.”

(Photo Credit: Disney Press Photo Steven Diaz, photographer)

I love that you can review your PhotoPass images on the screen. That’s a fun feature!

Now I’m going to take a moment to appreciate these bathrooms! Because, if I’m being honest, we check that out right away when we go into a Disney room. They are gorgeous!

(Photo Credit: Disney Press Photo Steven Diaz, photographer)

Again that Spanish tile feel flows right into the bathrooms too!

Besides the new rooms and the tower there have been other changes to the Coronado Springs Resort

There are three new pedestrian bridges that go out across the lake called Lago Dorado. In the middle is the Villa del Lago that is home to the new Three Bridges Bar & Grill. This is an open-air waterfront dining location that will offer many delicious food and beverage offerings.

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But wait! There’s more!

“These new experiences complement the wide array of amenities and experiences at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, including floating gardens, scenic nature trails and palm-shaped courtyards. Throughout the resort, guests can enjoy a diverse collection of dining options, including:

  • Maya Grill – A grand Mexican dining room featuring ancient-modern styling and Nuevo Latino cuisines.
  • Rix Sports Bar & Grill – A stylish establishment with a unique spin on classic bar food.
  • El Mercado de Coronado – A food court filled with kitchens serving made-to-order breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a wide array of options so there’s something for everyone.
  • Café Rix – A charming grab-and-go location offering pastries, coffee and tasty snacks.
  • Laguna Bar – A breezy lakeside lounge boasting signature cocktails.
  • Siestas Cantina – A poolside hideaway to unwind with refreshing beverages and snacks.”

Plus the Dig Site water area is now open again as well as the updated Panchito’s store.

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Oh my gosh guys this one is a stunner!  I love it and as you know I can be critical!

If you want to book contact Disney at 407 W-DISNEY or visit www.DisneyWorld.com.

What do you think?! Comment and let us know!

Sources: Disney Parks Blog, WDWNT, Disney Food Blog,

 

Disney has been a big part of my life for years--from family trips to WDW, at a very young age, to growing up on Disney classics, TV, and movies. I've been successfully running social media and websites since 2010. I'm a co-host the YouTube channel Clownfish TV as well as the podcast/ Youtube Pirates and Princesses (PNP) channel. I'm also a former contributor and acting social media manager (built it from the ground up with my husband) at The Kingdom Insider. Certified art teacher and mom! Opinions are all mine.