Disney World's Swan and Dolphin Hotel receives $125M update

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is receiving a $125-million update, the largest in its history.

The redesign project will transform each of its 2,267 rooms, and is already underway. The hotel's public spaces, restaurants, meeting rooms, shops, pools and recreational areas will not be impacted and will remain fully operational throughout the renovation.

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 guestrooms will get upgraded furniture and larger HDTVs. The color scheme will be a combination of whites, blues and grays. There will be new Westin Heavenly Beds and bathrooms will have back-lit mirrors mounted on iridescent glass tiles.

The project started in August at the Swan Hotel, where approximately 500 of the 756 rooms will be redesigned by the end of this year. The first phase of the Dolphin Hotel rooms will begin next year with the entire project scheduled for completion by the end of 2016.

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