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Award for Animal Kingdom Lodge

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Editors and writers voting in Fodor's Travel Publications "Fodor's Choice Hotels 2005" named Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge among the "Top 20 Hotels of the World." Honors went to hotels from Montreal to Maui and from Italy to Belize in the second year of the recognition program.

Picked from among thousands of selections, the 20 hotels were chosen as unique, unusual and not-to-be-missed experiences, said Fodor's Travel Publications publisher Tim Jarrell. Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge won in "The Kids Will Love It, Too" category.

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge features African art and artifacts, South African-inspired cuisine and guestroom views to savannahs teeming with exotic wildlife.
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Animal Kingdom Lodge Presidential Suite
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The Royal Astante Suite is Animal Kingdom Lodge's Presidential Suite, featuring:

  • 2,115-square-foot
  • hand-crafted armoires
  • a cozy curved couch nestled by a remote-control fireplace
  • a bubbly Jacuzzi
  • original African artwork decor
  • a wood-carved grand canopy bed so large in design that it was built right there -- within the room
  • domed thatched roof
  • dining table for eight
  • sizable full kitchen
  • writing desk and study
  • built-in cabinets and dressers
  • a treadmill perched on the balcony
  • a balcony right at the doorstep of a peaceful wildlife sanctuary -- home to zebra, wildebeest, greater kudu and 200 other mammals.
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