Construction began recently on a Four Seasons luxury resort which will be located inside Walt Disney World. The 444-room resort will create about 2,000 construction jobs and hundreds of resort positions when open.
With an opening anticipated in 2014, Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort will feature several dining venues including a rooftop restaurant with views of Magic Kingdom Park; a 14,000-square-foot spa; fitness center; three pools and a “lazy river”; sports and recreational facilities; as well as meeting and event space, and a business center. The development will remodel and manage the existing Osprey Ridge golf course. The resort will be located within the Golden Oak residential community on Disney property.
Kathleen Taylor, president and CEO of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, spoke of the relationship with Disney: “Each of us is dedicated to creating a product of the highest quality and standards. It is truly a one-of-a-kind project and Central Florida will be a valuable addition to our family of resorts, particularly since this is a destination our guests already enjoy.”
Four Seasons first acquired the land from Walt Disney World in 2008 and is working closely with New York-based Silverstein Properties and Dune Real Estate Partners to develop the new resort.