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PHOTOS: First Look New Gran Destino Tower at Coronado Springs Resort

The Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort is finally complete and we have a full walkthrough of the resort for you with a tour of the rooms, lobby and restaurants and lounges.

Gran Destino Tower front entrance
Front of New Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

The hotel officially opens July 9, 2019 but Disney has already started showing off the Gran Destino Tower to members of the media and giving tours of this amazing new space. I have to say I’m totally floor with how gorgeous the space is!

Let’s take a look…

Gran Destino Outside:

A look across the lake reveals the brand new Gran Destino Tower, and it surely is impressive at 16 floors high:

Gran Destino Tower
Gran Destino Tower

It’s gonna have some great views of the fireworks, that’s for sure!

Gran Destino Tower front entrance
Front of New Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

It looks equally as cool at night with the outside of the tower lit up, and the center column colored in blue:

Gran Destino Tower at night
The new Gran Destino Tower at night

Gran Destino Tower Lobby:

As impressive as the outside of the Gran Destino Tower is, the inside is where I was really blown away:

Gran Destino Tower Lobby First Look
Lobby

The lobby of the hotel is absolutely breath-taking and much grander and more beautiful that I had imagined it would be. From the 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. 

The two-story lobby is very impressive and it’s the details around the place that really stand out. There are intricate wooden screens with rows of dazzling Moorish hanging lanterns throughout adding to the charm.

Gran Destino Tower Lobby
Lobby

The chandelier in the center of the lobby is remarkable and the whole space breathtaking:

Gran Destino Tower Lobby tall
Gran Destino Tower Lobby chandelier
chandelier
Front Desk Gran Destino Tower Lobby First Look
Front Desk
Gran Destino Tower Lobby front desk
Gran Destino Tower Lobby concierge
Gran Destino Tower Lobby chairs

Gran Destino Tower Rooms:

As nice as the lobby is, the guest rooms are equally as nice. There are 545 new guest rooms in total —including 50 suites. Disney is definitely going after a higher clientele, especially with the suites and targeting business executives coming to the Coronado for conferences.

Even over at the regular rooms in the Coronado Springs Resort, all 1,800 existing rooms have also been reimagined with new furnishings, lighting and fixtures.

Guests can enjoy a variety of room types at the Gran Destino Tower such as Standard Rooms with One or Two Beds, One Bedroom Suites, Executive Suites, and a Presidential Suite.

Gran Destino Tower rooms 1 bed
1 Bed

All of the rooms, big or small are beautiful and blend Old World Spanish style with modern design.

Gran Destino Tower rooms 2 beds
2 Beds

Everything is sleek and modern, with Spanish influence.

Gran Destino Tower guest rooms bedroom

If you happen to have one of the rooms with a water view then you’re in for a treat because many rooms have sweeping views of Lago Dorado.

Gran Destino Tower rooms view
Room with a view
Gran Destino Tower rooms
The stylish new guest rooms in Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort blend Old World Spanish style with modern design. Gran Destino Tower opens July 9 at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Steven Diaz, photographer)
Gran Destino Tower rooms couch
Gran Destino Tower rooms
guest room

One feature that’s really cool are the new interactive TVs.

Gran Destino Tower rooms living room
living room

This new interactive television system is available in every guest room and suite in Gran Destino Tower and provides a more customized in-room experience for guests:

Gran Destino Tower tv in rooms
TV in Gran Destino Tower rooms

The bathrooms are clean and spacious and also pretty sizable:

bathroom of Gran Destino Tower rooms
bathroom
Gran Destino Tower rooms bathroom
Gran Destino Tower bathroom

Barcelona Lounge:

The Gran Destino Tower has plenty of dining options available to enjoy including 2 restaurants and 2 bar/lounges. At the Barcelona Lounge you can enjoy craft beers, select wines and artisanal cocktails:

Barcelona Lounge Gran Destino Tower
Barcelona Lounge
Barcelona Lounge Gran Destino Tower

Dahlia Lounge:

For a lounge with an amazing view, head up to the top floor of the Gran Destino Tower and have a drink at the Dahlia Lounge:

Dahlia Lounge Gran Destino Tower
Dahlia Lounge atop the new Gran Destino Tower
Dahlia Lounge Gran Destino Tower

You can eat inside or out, and enjoy small plates or signature cocktails crafted by expert mixologists. The great part about it is that if you have a table on the balcony you will have one of the best views in Walt Disney World:

Dahlia Lounge Gran Destino Tower

Toledo – Tapas, Steak and Seafood:

Right next door is Toledo – Tapas, Steak and Seafood where you can have a table-service dining experience, again offering breathtaking views of Walt Disney World Resort from the tower’s 16th floor:

Tolédo - Tapas, Steak & Seafood Restaurant
Tolédo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood Restaurant

The atmosphere inside looks amazing:

Tolédo - Tapas, Steak & Seafood Restaurant
guests at Tolédo – Tapas, Steak and Seafood at Disney's Coronado Springs

You can even watch the chefs prepare the meals in the onstage kitchen:

Tolédo - Tapas, Steak & Seafood Oven
A chef prepares dishes in the onstage tapas kitchen located in Tolédo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood

Three Bridges Bar and Grill:

Lastly is another amazing dining location at the Gran Destino Tower, Three Bridges Bar and Grill:

Three Bridges Bar and Grill Gran Destino Tower patio
Three Bridges Bar and Grill patio

Different from the rooftop dining of Toledo – Tapas, Steak and Seafood, Three Bridges Bar and Grill is located down on the water in the middle of Lago Dorado. It’s a very similar feel to Gyser Point Bar and Grill, so if you like that you’ll really love this.

Three Bridges Bar and Grill Gran Destino Tower waiter with guests

Enjoy entrees, appetizers, refreshing cocktails and the signature sangria pitchers:

Three Bridges Bar and Grill Gran Destino Tower
enjoying an appetizer at Three Bridges Bar and Grill
Curry-Lentil Hummus Three Bridges Bar and Grill Gran Destino Tower
Curry-Lentil Hummus
Stuffed Mushrooms Three Bridges Bar and Grill Gran Destino Tower
Stuffed Mushrooms filled with plant-based chorizo and smoked tomato aioli
Grilled Skirt Steak Three Bridges Bar and Grill
Grilled Skirt Steak served over a grilled baguette with pepper relish and topped with egg
Grilled Skirt Steak Three Bridges Bar and Grill
Grilled Skirt Steak served over a grilled baguette with pepper relish and topped with egg
Warm Manchego and Oaxaca Cheese Dip Three Bridges Bar and Grill
Warm Manchego and Oaxaca Cheese Dip
Szechuan Peppercorn Wings Three Bridges Bar and Grill
Szechuan Peppercorn Wings
Warm churros Three Bridges Bar and Grill
Warm churros topped with Espelette pepper sugar and served with chocolate sauce

We recently got to dine here and were very pleased with the quality, portions, and service. Definitely go for the cheese dip!!!

Signature sangria pitchers Three Bridges Bar and Grill
Signature sangria pitchers
Signature sangria pitchers Three Bridges Bar and Grill
Signature sangria pitchers

All this and more is what you have to look forward to when you visit the brand new Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. I think the design, atmosphere and feel exceeded any expectations I had going in, especially since this is a Moderate level Disney World hotel.

I think it’s a great addition to the Walt Disney World Resort hotels and we’ll be spending quite some time here in the future.

The Gran Destino Tower officially opens to guests July 9, 2019.

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about the new Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort…

  • Are you looking forward to staying here?
  • What do you / don’t you like about it?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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