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 new tower is scheduled to open summer 2021 as a 349-room hotel to complement the iconic Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin’s two original hotels. The occasion also marks a change to the project’s name. The new tower will now be called The Walt Disney World Swan Reserve.
“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 new property 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 this new hotel 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 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.
This new property will add to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort’s 2,270 guest rooms, The complex is conveniently located and offers complimentary transportation throughout the Walt Disney World Resort, advance tee times on three nearby WDW golf courses, private viewing of fireworks at Epcot and more.