PHOTOS - First look at the new Gran Destino Tower at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

Jul 08, 2019 in "Disney's Coronado Springs Resort"

Gran Destino Tower lobby and guest rooms
Posted: Monday July 8, 2019 8:02am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney's Coronado Springs will officially open the new Gran Destino Tower on July 9 2019, completing a multiyear re-imagining focused on today’s travelers and convention market.

Located on the southeastern shores of Lago Dorado (“Golden Lake”), the new 16 story Gran Destino Tower offers 545 modern guest rooms (including 50 suites and club-level services), a grand two-story lobby, new meeting venues, and a rooftop restaurant and lounge with views of Walt Disney World.  

Gran Destino Tower takes its name from the surrealistic Disney film “Destino.”

Past its grand entrance and signature ribbon-patterned design that climbs up the side of Gran Destino Tower, guests step into a two story lobby – an homage to the Catalan Modernism style. 

The Barcelona Lounge on the lobby’s lower level, offering plenty of casual seating and lake views, serves coffee in the morning and cocktails as the day progresses.  The artisanal cocktail bar offers a variety of tonics to complement an international gin collection. Those tonics include the resort’s own house-crafted, signature Gran Destino Gin Tonic. Select wines and craft beers from both Spain and California are served alongside cheeses, olives and more, paired with sourdough, available daily from 11am.

The Catalan theme extends to the tower’s new guest rooms and suites. A wall covering in each room is inspired by Spanish tile medallions, adding an Old World touch to a contemporary design.

The new tower also offers club-access rooms for guests who want to enjoy the benefits of the Chronos Club. The club boasts commanding views of Walt Disney World Resort and cast members who can assist with vacation planning. Light refreshments are available throughout the day.

Each tower guest room also offers a new interactive television system that provides a more customized and Disney differentiated in-room experience. This new television system will enhance the guest experience with Disney-quality services, content and personalization. For example, guests can view their Disney PhotoPass images on the large screen and stream their entertainment services from their personal devices to the in-room television.

Gran Destino Tower features dramatic rooftop dining locations, Tolédo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood and Dahlia Lounge, offering views of Walt Disney World from the tower’s 16th floor.

Named for the storied Spanish city home to avant-garde writers and artists of the 1920s and ’30s, Tolédo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood is a table-service dining experience. The Spanish-inspired menu features entrees like chuletón, a 32-ounce, Spanish-style ribeye for two, as well as sustainable seafood and classic Spanish sides. It’s all served in a setting that features live olive trees, vibrant colors and an intricate vaulted ceiling with stained-glass accents. There’s also an onstage tapas kitchen inspired by the flavors of Spain, specializing in small plates, charcuteríá and cheeses.

The adjacent Dahlia Lounge serves signature cocktails alongside panoramic views.

New meeting venues at the resort include 24-seat boardroom and 2,859-square-foot Lantana room that divides into three smaller rooms.

The addition of Gran Destino Tower expands Disney's Coronado Springs Resort total room count to 2385 guest rooms.

Stay tuned to WDWMAGIC for more content from Grand Destino Tower this week.

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SirwalterraleighSep 05, 2021

Burger at brown derby? Did you do “cover the eyes and stab” on that order? 😂

CaptainAmericaSep 05, 2021

Holy hell they're incredible. I need to think a bit, but probably the best burger I've had at Walt Disney World. Beats Brown Derby for sure. I really like the New England burger at Ale & Compass too.

dreday3Sep 05, 2021

Holy hell it's good or Holy hell it's really bad?

CaptainAmericaSep 05, 2021

Holy hell the burger and churros at Three Bridges...

Chi84Sep 05, 2021

We thought Toledo was pretty good; love the small plates concept. The service was just okay, but it had recently opened when we visited.

SirwalterraleighSep 05, 2021

How come you’re stalking the mods, dude?? …membership is magical 😎

CaptainAmericaSep 05, 2021

I'll take "predictable and decent" over "aggressively horrible."

CaptainAmericaSep 05, 2021

Three Bridges needs some walls and air conditioning. Open air is an absurd design choice for this climate.

dreday3Sep 05, 2021

Here, just in case anyone is as happy about this as I am. Reopens for evening/night hours starting Thursday!

SirwalterraleighSep 05, 2021

…they’re on my list. Don’t find myself around Coronado too much but I’ll get there…as I have covered springs now (I think?)

peter11435Sep 05, 2021

You’re missing the point. Likely intentionally. And like I said, clearly you have not dined at either Toledo or Three Bridges.

SirwalterraleighSep 05, 2021

Key word “prefer” is this the part where we try to build the case that they didn’t intentionally gut their dining quality with that stupid dining plan? …if so…gonna need more coffee ☕️ now If the concept is they need a new vendor…that’s totally valid. Just don’t think Disney is straight out of the Sorbonne these days.

peter11435Sep 05, 2021

Clearly you’ve never dined at Three Bridges or Toledo. Not saying there aren’t better run restaurants and kitchens out there, but what Disney offers is generally far and away above what is offered by Palmas Services. and unless you dine exclusively at chef run individually owned and operated establishments it’s hard to avoid “bulk ordering of ingredients over taste.”

SirwalterraleighSep 05, 2021

Wait…I know Coronado has always had sketchy food… but Disney is being called on as a “savior” here?!? I’d prefer my food not be supplied by those placing bulk ordering of ingredients over taste…but that’s just a general rule…