The Cove renamed to The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve as project reaches key construction milestone

Aug 31, 2020 in "The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve"

Posted: Monday August 31, 2020 9:00am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

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 occasion also marks a change to the project’s name. The new 349 room tower will now be called The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve - it was previously to be called The Cove.

“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.

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.

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TJ Vazquez2 days ago

Or staffing? We have Veterans day weekend booked but I feel like that may not happen. In that case, do they just book you a room at the Dolphin or Swan?

Rteetz2 days ago

Gotta be some sort of materials delay.

GimpYancIent3 days ago

It will not matter if there can not be any bookings available until next year. It is just another hotel tower that did not measure up to the concept & art projections. There will always be guests that want to be the first to stay a brand new hotel, sort of break it in and brag they were the first other than that its not a very inspiring or even interesting structure.

DCBaker3 days ago

Another delay? First bookable date isn't until November 7th.

DCBaker22 days ago

Another update with the opening moved to October. First bookable date on the website is October 13th.

DonaldDoleWhipAug 13, 2021

The hotel will be closed, so saying no would just mean losing our Marriott points. For whatever reason, it's on us to actually cancel. Swan and Dolphin still available for the same dates, but not really what we're looking for at this stage - shortened our Orlando visit and will hit up Swan Reserve at a later date. The rooms do look beautiful.

Ripken10Aug 13, 2021

Did you say no?

DonaldDoleWhipAug 13, 2021

Figured I'd share here, but we had a booking at Swan Reserve starting on 9/5 and they just asked us to cancel due to construction delays. Bummer.

DCBakerAug 08, 2021

TikibirdLandJul 26, 2021

That paint job reminds me of the Fukushima Reactor

DCBakerJul 24, 2021

Another update -

DCBakerJul 24, 2021

MisterPenguinJul 15, 2021

It's such a relief to know where the resort's chiller is. Also, for reference, full screen map: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/maps/overview-details/

kevlightyearJul 15, 2021

Swan Reserve has been added to the map