The newest addition to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort has reached a key construction milestone with the topping off of the project’s top floor. The achievement was honored with the installation of a steel beam on the 14th story. As the beam was raised, it carried a tree and an American flag, as is construction industry tradition.
The new tower is scheduled to open summer 2021 as a 349-room hotel to complement the iconic Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin’s two original hotels. The occasion also marks a change to the project’s name. The new tower will now be called The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve.
“As we advanced with the project on construction, marketing and operations, we decided The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve was a better fit,” said the newly appointed area general manager for the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, Sean Verney. “We feel this name represents the boutique, sophisticated and relaxing ambiance the hotel will provide guests.”
Once completed, The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve will offer two presidential suites and 149 spacious suites, all with floor-to-ceiling windows and perfect for families of 6-8. Situated in the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort, the hotel will offer its own signature restaurant and bar, lobby lounge, grab-and-go market, health club and pool. Guests of The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve will also have full access to the rest of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin’s amenities, including 18 restaurants and lounges, four signature restaurants, Mandara Spa, five pools as well as other special Disney benefits.
The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve is also designed to cater to meetings and events with a luxurious yet tranquil design offering an invitation for inspiration. With over 22,000 square feet of function space, it is an ideal option for small to mid-size groups.
The 149 spacious suites provide a great collaboration space for executives and groups of up to 20 with access to two 65-inch monitors, comfortable conference style seating, built-in break area and a private bathroom.
A glamorous top-floor event space with floor-to-ceiling windows provides an experience like no other. Boasting breathtaking views of two incredible Walt Disney World theme parks, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the space is ideal for weddings and gala events.
Larger groups can use The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve for an executive meeting track as part of the full offerings of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, which will provide a combined 2,600 rooms and 355,000 square feet of meeting space upon completion of the project.
“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.”
The project, which broke ground in fall 2018, has remained on schedule as crews have been able to maintain the construction activity while following all mandated safety protocols.