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Coronado Springs - Gran Destino Tower

Discussion in 'Water Parks, Resorts & More' started by NJBrandon, Jan 16, 2017.

  1. Nick

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    Unique view at the new over-the-water Restaurant:


    New Tower:
     
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    Check Out These Renderings of the New 15-Story Tower Rising at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort | Disney Parks Blog
     
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    Looks like a Vegas casino.

    When I stayed at Coronado last month they had this concept art on the work walls. Every time we walked by we made jokes about whether or not they were going to put dancing fountains out front, or if there would be slot machines in the lobby.

    It's a little too flashy if you ask me, doesn't really jive with the rustic feel of 2/3 of the existing Coronado. Unfortunately, the only part of the resort it kinda matches, is on the exact opposite side. The Cabanas and Ranchos areas that are nearest to the tower are much more rustic, and this is going to be a little bit jarring.

    Oh well. Still isn't too noticeable from your room from most vantage points, but you'll see it every time you walk to the lobby, main pool, etc.

    EDIT: Actually, after taking a closer look at the concept art it looks like they lessened the golden tower accents on the roof, so it isn't too bad. Still a bit much for my quiet relaxing resort, but not as bad as what I had seen before.

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    I agree and whoever is designing these resort towers wants to leave their mark because it kind of looks outlandish.
     
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    I hope that it is toned down but I'm curious what the final product will look like. The Riviera looks interesting and I would think about staying there. However, as you pointed out a while back, the skyline of Disney has totally changed with these new hotel towers and not necessarily in a good way.
     
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    It's gives an impression more of Dubai than Mexico.
     
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    Seriously don't get what they're doing with this resort. Caribbean Beach at least transformed the lobby to look like a lobby of a resort in the Caribbean and ruined the food court theme/ added a table service. This in no way looks like the southwest-inspired design of Coronado Springs, nor does it look like any real aspect of the southwest/Mexico in general.
     
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    Here's a look at the rooms at the new tower:

    Standard Room:
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    One-Bedroom:
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    Executive Suite:
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    Presidential Suite:
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    They're not as bad as the refurbished Beach Club rooms, but I do wish they'd include more Disney touches. The regular rooms at CS with the Three Caballeros are perfect in that regard.
     
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    I love the coffered ceilings with uplighting package in the presidential suite. Very nice looking all together, I may have to try these rooms out in a future stay.
     
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    The rooms look great. Have they published the square footage on these anywhere?
     
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    Haven't been able to find sq footage, but here's some ballpark room prices for the Tower. This is for 11/1-11/5 '19...

    Tower - Standard - $270
    Tower - Water View - $295
    Tower - Standard King - $347
    Tower - Water King - $357
    Tower - Standard Club Access - $383
    Tower - Executive Suite Club Access - $609
    Tower - One Bedroom Suite Club Access - $982
    Tower - Presidential Suite - $1397

    That seems to be on the low end for prices, however. I've seen the Standard around a rack rate of $320-$340 for most of the year.
     
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    GEEZ. I would just do DVC rental at those prices.
     
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    Keep in mind this is more or less going to be serving as a convention hotel tower. Disney will make a lot of money from people on their company card, so some people won't blink twice before booking a Presidential Suite at that price.

    For the average person though, yeah, DVC point rentals makes a lot more sense.
     
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    Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Walt Disney World Resort




    The fully re-imagined Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort debuts July 2019. Incredible views, new dining and amenities, and transformed arrival experience.

    A Reimagined Resort Hotel Delight in an array of enhancements and new features at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Highlights include:

    A New Arrivals Experience Before you even reach the port-cochère, you’ll be welcomed with magnificent views of this Resort hotel—which is particularly captivating at night thanks to its dramatic lighting. Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort features a grand entrance with 3 elongated archways and a signature, ribbon-patterned design that lends to a striking architectural expression.

    Upon arrival, step through an entryway featuring intricate wooden screens and into a grand, 2-story lobby adorned with rows of Moorish hanging lanterns—all beautifully enhanced by subtle lighting. The rear wall of the lobby features full-height decorative bronze screens inspired by Spanish tile patterns.

    Centralized Amenities A hub of activity, Villa del Lago—the “Lake Villa”—is a mirage-like collection of one-story, wood buildings set in the middle of Lago Dorado. This centralized amenities area is inspired by the artists, dreamers, adventurers and explorers of a bygone age whose passion for life is celebrated in the rich legends, lore, art and cuisine represented here. Located at the intersection of the 3 new bridges that span the lake and link to the hotel, Villa del Lago represents a bustling “crossroads” for those in search of recreation and relaxation.

    This scenic setting is also home to Three Bridges Bar & Grill, a lakefront restaurant serving up tasty cuisine. Behind the central bar is a beautiful stone hearth, where you can relax by a glowing fire pit in the evening as you sip on refreshing beverages.
     
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    All sounds pretty luxe for it being Coronado Springs.
     

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