Coronado Springs Resort, which opens tomorrow as the moderate hotel wraps a years-long expansion and refurbishment.The Walt Disney World Resort is showing off the new Gran Destino Tower at its
The 16-floor Gran Destino Tower adds 545 rooms to the Coronado Springs, bringing the resort to a total of 2,385 guest rooms. The new building is named for the 2003 Disney animated short Destino, which began as a 1946 collaboration between Walt Disney and surrealist painter Salvador Dali. Disney Legend John Hench storyboarded the project, which was revived by Walt's nephew Roy E. Disney during the production of Fantasia 2000.
Dali's native Spain influences the design of and dining within the tower. The exterior and lobby hint at Catalan modernism, most widely known from Gaudi's Sagrada Familia.
The tower's top floor features Toledo - Tapas, Steak and Seafood, a table service restaurant serving exactly what its name promises.
The tower's rooms reflect modern style, with wooden accents and warm colors that evoke Spanish themes.
Fifty suites are available among the new rooms, as well.
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