7 Reasons To Stay In the New Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
The all-new, 15-story tall Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort has officially opened to rave reviews. The name Gran Destino translates to “crowned one” and Guests will truly feel like royalty when they visit the Resort and take in the design with nods to the rich cultures and vibrant landscapes of Spain, Mexico, and the American Southwest.
The 545-room Gran Destino Tower also offers new restaurants and lounges; innovative technology; and many more breathtaking details. Check out 7 reasons why you should start planning your stay at the Resort:
1. The Gran Destino Tower Pays Homage to a Disney Classic Movie
The Disney animated short, Destino, which was originally started in 1945 and not completed until 2003, features a striking, unconventional visual design. The new Tower is equally as whimsical with a fresh color palate, dramatic nighttime lighting, and eclectic patterns. And, don’t worry – there are also plenty of Disney touches including several Hidden Mickeys.
2. The Intricate Details of the Catalan Modernism Style Lobby
Guests will notice the warm glow of the lobby that is created by intricate wooden screens with rows of Moorish hanging lanterns as well as decorative bronze screen that are inspired by common patterns see in Spanish tile work.
3. Old World Touches with the Latest in Technology
Each guest room in the Gran Destino Tower features a well covering inspired by Spanish tile medallions. Even with touches from a past era, each room offers the latesst in technology with an interactive television system to enhance your stay. Guest will be able to view PhotoPass images, enjoy Disney content, steam from your personal devices, and even plan your next Disney vacation from the comfort of your room.
4. The Barcelona Lounge in the Lobby of the Gran Destino Tower
If you are looking to start your day with a delicious cup of coffee or end it with a night cap, the Barcelona Lounge is the place to be. In the morning, the Lounge offers café con leche and pastries. Later in the day, the Lounge offers artisanal cocktails. (Make sure to try the signature orange and saffron-infused Gran Gin Tonic!)
While there, make sure to check out the architecture and design featuring sculpted columns, a grand chandelier, and large murals including one of Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse.
5. Enjoy Tapas with a View
The new Tolédo – Tapas, Steak, & Seafood restaurant is perched atop of the rooftop the Gran Destino Tower. Under a spectacular ceiling with eye-catching stained-glass accests, Guests are invited to enjoy a full menu inspired by the tastes of Spain. Menu items include chuletón, a 32-ounce ribeye that’s intended to be shared, tapas, which are prepared in an onstage kitchen and include Spanish cheeses, charcuteríá, and small plates.
Next door at the Dahlia Lounge, Guests can enjoy Spanish wines and an extensive cocktail menu that complements the magical decor. Be on the look out for the Spanish Modernist patterns throughout the Lounge while you mix and mingle enjoying great views 15 stories above Walt Disney World.
6. Libations on the Lake
Looking to eat lakeside? What about in the middle of a lake?! Then, look no further than the all-new Three Bridges Bar & Grill in the middle of the lake at Villa del Lago. Guests are invited to dine in an open-air setting while enjoying sangria pitchers, Spanish-American inspired plates to share, as well as sandwiches and enters and of course, some sweet treats.
7. Take a “Dig” While at the new Gran Destino Tower
Looking to cool off? Then, head over to the Dig Site and take a plunge in the aquatic area inspired by the Mayan ruins. Guests will find a 50-foot replica of a Mayan pyramid with the iconic Coronado Springs flowing down it into a massive pool. You can also slide down the Jaguar Slide or relax in the largest hot tub on Walt Disney World property.
So, what are you waiting for? Now, more than ever, is the time to start planning you stay at the Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort!
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