UPDATED: Disneyland reveals renovation plans for Grand Californian Hotel including reimagined rooms, pool

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The Grand Californian Hotel at the Disneyland Resort is getting a makeover.

Disney today revealed that they are “reimagining” all of the rooms at the Grand Californian, along with the pool areas, Craftsman Club, and lobby furniture.

They will maintain the Arts & Crafts design style, but fill the hotel with new furnishings, beddings, linens, and bathroom fixtures.

A first look at the newly redesigned rooms was released today:


UPDATE 4/27/2017: More renovations taking place at the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa include new headboards made up of quarter-sawn oak that frame an orange tree mural overhead-with Chip n’ Dale playing in the branches. Found in the sleeper bed of select rooms is artwork of Bambi, along with other woodland creatures. Original designs of orange crate labels paying homage to Disney history hang along the walls.

The countertops of the room’s desk, dresser and coffee station encompass pieces of glass from wine bottles. Above the coffee bar you will find textured copper finishes, which was a common metal found in early Pasadena homes by Greene and Greene. All rooms are powered with the latest technological features which includes 55-inch smart TVs, Keurig Coffee makers and built-in USB chargers


(Don’t miss the detail of Chip ‘n Dale climbing the orange trees on the walls of the redesigned rooms.)

REIMAGINED LUXURY (ANAHEIM, Calif.)  New magic will enhance Disneys Grand Californian Hotel & Spa with completely redesigned guest rooms, a refreshed lobby, pool areas and the concierge-level Craftsman Club. The most extensive refurbishment since the hotels 2001 opening will elevate the guest experience and bring a contemporary approach to the Arts & Crafts design style of this AAA Four Diamond hotel. The multi-phase roll-out is expected to be completed by the end of 2017. (Disneyland Resort)

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“Our renovation adds more luxury to this iconic Southern California hotel, while staying committed to its signature Arts & Crafts design,” said Dan Coleman, General Manager of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. “We want our guests to feel they are staying in a Disney hotel that’s distinctly situated in beautiful California. The revitalized design helps convey this feeling and allows us to continue exceeding guest expectations.”

The redesigned pools and surrounding areas will feature new hardscapes from a variety of natural stones intended to create a warm and welcoming environment.

The new design for The Craftsman Club, the hotel’s concierge-level lounge, will draw inspiration from the architectural and furniture designs of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a visionary of the Glasgow Style of the Arts and Crafts movement. New hardwood flooring, custom-designed rugs, finely-crafted artisanal furniture and specially-commissioned art will add to the upscale tone of the Club.

The first phase of this ongoing renovation will be completed “soon” to be completed by the end of this year.

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