Lobby area transformation coming to the Walt Disney World Dolphin

Nov 30, 2016 in "Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort"

New look Walt Disney World Dolphin lobby concept art
Posted: Wednesday November 30, 2016 11:14am EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

A $12 million makeover of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort's Dolphin lobby will be unveiled in the fall of 2017.

“This lobby will mark the final piece of an exciting transformation for the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort,” said General Manager Fred Sawyers. “This space is designed specifically to cater to today’s guests and offer an inviting place where they can come together to relax, network, and grab something to eat or drink.”

The centerpiece of the new lobby will be a custom crystal chandelier which will sparkle above the fountain and use the latest in color-changing lighting technology.

Other new features will include a new geometric ceiling, increased lighting, all new contemporary décor and furnishings and more than double the amount of seating.

Two new food and beverage options will be incorporated into the lobby, including a bar and lounge space seating up to 150.

A new quick service café and market offering coffee, sandwiches and snacks will provide guests a convenient way to energize during their day, whether it be filled with business meetings or exploring the theme parks.

The Dolphin Resort lobby will remain open throughout the renovation with minimal impact to resort guests. The project is currently scheduled to begin in spring 2017 for completion by fall 2017.

The lobby re-design is the final stage of a total $140 million project which also includes the transformation of all 2,267 guest rooms, along with upgrades to the hotel’s meeting space.

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