Walt Disney World’s newest addition to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Gran Destino Tower, is now officially open to guests.
The new tower rests on the southeastern shores of Lago Dorado (“Golden Lake”), the resort’s 22-acre lake. It offers 545 guest rooms, including 50 suites, a two-story lobby, new meeting areas, and a rooftop restaurant and lounge that offers great views of Walt Disney World.
Gran Destino Tower takes its name from the Disney film “Destino,” and takes inspiration from the animated short in the tower’s whimsical design. The lobby pays homage to the Catalan Modernism style, featuring rows of Moorish hanging lanterns, white decorative bronze screens inspired by Spanish tile patterns at the rear.
Guests can find the warm colors of Spain in the Barcelona Lounge on the lobby’s lower level, which offers casual seating and views of the lake. Here, guests can enjoy their morning cup of coffee and, as the day goes on, cocktails.
The Catalan theme continues to the tower’s new guest rooms and suites. A wall covering in each room is inspired by Spanish tile medallions, giving an Old World touch to a more modern design. The new tower also have club-access rooms for guests who want to utilize the Chronos Club. This club offers great views of Walt Disney World and cast members who can assist with vacation planning. Light refreshments are available there throughout the day.
Each tower guest room also boasts a new interactive TV system that features Disney services, content and personalization options. For example, guests can see their Disney PhotoPass photos on their TV screen and stream their favorite streaming services from their personal devices to the in-room TV.
Gran Destino Tower is topped off by two rooftop dining locations, Tolédo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood and Dahlia Lounge, located on the tower’s 16th floor.
Named for the Spanish city, Tolédo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood is a table-service dining experience with a Spanish-inspired menu. Food like chuletón, a 32-ounce, Spanish-style ribeye for two, is served in a setting decorated with live olive trees, bright colors and an intricate vaulted ceiling with stained glass. There’s also an onstage tapas kitchen that specializes in small plates, charcuteríá and cheeses.
Dahlia Lounge, located adjacent to Tolédo, takes its inspiration from Spanish Modernism, inviting guests into an artistic space for signature cocktails and panoramic views.
Along with the Gran Destino Tower, three new pedestrian bridges now cross Lago Dorado, giving guests quick passage to and from all parts of the resort. In the middle of the lake, where these bridges meet, is Villa del Lago (“Lake Villa”), the home of Three Bridges Bar & Grill. The open-air, waterfront dining location offers shareables, entrées, refreshing cocktails and sangria pitchers.
Guests can enjoy these new experiences now at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. To learn more, visit DisneyWorld.com.
Check out our video coverage of Gran Destino Tower below: