Garcia Stromberg/GS4 Studios redesigns Disney World hotel

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is getting the largest makeover in its history. The property located in Florida, launched a multi-phase, multi-year, $125-million redesign project that will transform every guestroom in the 758-room Swan Hotel and the 1,509-room Dolphin Hotel.

The transformation will occur without disruption to the guests as the majority of guest rooms will be available throughout the process. The hotel’s public spaces, restaurants, meeting rooms, shops, pools and recreational areas will not be impacted and remain fully operational throughout the renovation.  

Hotel and condominium interior design and architecture firm Garcia Stromberg/GS4 Studios, designers of the Conrad Hotel Ft. Lauderdale, the Waldorf Astoria’s Boca Beach Club and One Thousand Ocean condominium in Boca Raton, Fla., created the concept for the new rooms.

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The new room design is inspired by the resort’s water-themed architecture. The design will blend a combination of whites, blues and grays.

When completed, the guestrooms will have upgraded furniture and new technology including HDTVs. Additional power outlets will provide corporate executives and family travelers more options for use of multiple personal electronics. The centerpiece of the room will be the Westin Heavenly Bed.

The design will continue into a completely new bathroom, including a back-lit mirror mounted on iridescent glass tiles.

The project will start at the Swan Hotel, with approximately 500 of the 756 rooms redesigned by the end of 2014. The first phase of the Dolphin Hotel rooms will begin in 2016 with the entire rooms project currently scheduled for completion by the end of 2017.


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