New tower at Swan and Dolphin reaches construction milestone and gets a new name

by Brittani Tuttle

The newest addition to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has reached a construction milestone, as well as changed its name!

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The new tower topped off its top floor with the installation of a steel beam on the 14th story. As the beam was raised, it carried a tree and an American flag, per construction industry tradition.

The tower is expected to open in summer 2021 as a 349-room hotel, and will now be called The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve. It was previously known as “The Cove.”

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“As we advanced with the project on construction, marketing and operations, we decided The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve was a better fit,” said newly-appointed area general manager for Swan and Dolphin, Sean Verney. “We feel this name represents the boutique, sophisticated and relaxing ambiance the hotel will provide guests.”

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Once complete, The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve will offer two presidential suites and 149 suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows and suitable for families of 6-8 people. The hotel will also house its own signature restaurant and bar, lobby lounge, a grab-and-go market, health club and pool. Guests of The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve will have full access to the rest of Swan and Dolphin, including 18 restaurants and lounges, four signature restaurants, Mandara Spa, five pools, and other special Disney benefits.

Meetings and events will also have their own place at the tower, which will offer over 22,000 square feet of function space. The 149 spacious suites will also offer collaboration space for groups up to 20 with access to two 65-inch monitors, conference-style seating, a built-in break area and private bathroom. At the top floor will be a glamorous event space that offers grand views of Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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“The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve will be a great fit with our existing resort,” said Verney. “The additional suites, intimate environment and absolutely unforgettable magical views are sure to resonate with our guests.”

To learn more about the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, visit SwanDolphin.com.


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Matthew Brewster September 1, 2020 - 5:24 pm

Let’s hope that this tower will not intrude on the skyline seen from inside EPCOT, so it seems no taller than its neighbors.

Robert Pitard September 30, 2021 - 2:31 pm

That is going to be the hot property for quite some time. Also, I think that was a smart call regarding the name change.


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