Project Highlight: Disney Swan Reserve Hotel

Located in Orlando, Florida, the new Disney Hotel Swan Reserve is a 14-story hotel, positioned adjacent to the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, features a captivating design offering 349 spacious and versatile guest rooms – including 151 suites – with incredible floor-to-ceiling views of the resort. Forefront was the specialty engineering company for the coldformed steel design for the entry canopy, the oculus at the entry, column wraps, balcony ceilings, outside facade feature, the 14th floor ballroom ceiling features (bowls), and the restaurant’s roof work.

Inspired by the theme of wellspring and referencing the Swan and Dolphin — both water creatures — the Swan Reserve greets guests with a rippling, glassy façade accented with panels of turquoise and shades of cyan. Offering shared spaces dynamically designed to transition from day to night, guests can enjoy the hospitality of the signature Mediterranean restaurant, relax in the cabanas by the pool, unwind at an elegant outdoor bar, or take in panoramic views from the rooftop event space. Taking cues from the adjacent resorts, the Swan Reserve has all the perks of proximity to the Disney experience while offering a serene respite for its amenity-seeking guests. – Gensler

In 2017, it was confirmed that Coastal Construction Group was building a 350-room tower hotel near the existing Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotels, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The 375 seat upscale rooftop restaurant and lounge feature a dedicated ground floor entrance and elevator for those not is roughly 2500 square feet in size, featuring an inside and outside bar. The parking lot can accommodate 321 vehicles, with 50 spaces reserved for mini-golf parking. The adjacent Fantasia Gardens mini-golf continues to operate mostly unchanged. 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.


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