by Thomas Smith, Editorial Content Director, Disney Parks
To celebrate this month’s grand opening of Gran Destino Tower as part of the exciting reimagining of Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, we’re sharing a special edition of our “All in the Details” series featuring a peek inside this jewel found in the heart of Walt Disney World Resort.
From jaw-dropping chandeliers to beautiful Spanish tiles, murals and wall patterns, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort honors the rich cultures and landscapes of Spain, Mexico, and the American Southwest.
Inside Gran Destino Tower, the first thing you’ll notice is a grand two-story lobby and intricate wooden screens with rows of dazzling Moorish hanging lanterns.
Colorful bronze screens, inspired by Spanish tile patterns, glow around registration areas, creating an inviting, happy ambiance day and night.
The Barcelona Lounge, located on the lower lobby level, features eclectic patterns and colors inspired by the unique aesthetic of Barcelona, Spain. Seating areas include large murals, including art with Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse.
The Resort’s Dahlia Lounge is also filled with color and features whimsical forms and unique lighting.
All around the Dahlia Lounge, you’ll notice unique architectural shapes and patterns with the distinctive organic style of Spanish Modernism.
Named for the storied Spanish city home to avant-garde writers and artists of the 1930s, Tolédo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood is a table-service dining experience with organic chandeliers, illuminated by twinkle lights, that add a magical touch of pixie dust.
And after a day of adventure, on your way to the Gran Destino Tower bedrooms, you’ll see colorful art panels in a variety of patterns inspired by Spanish tiles as well as flooring with a special Disney touch.
Looks amazing, right? Keep checking the Disney Parks Blog for more stories on Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort and be sure to check out our earlier Gran Destino Tower story for more details and information on booking a reservation.