The St. Louis-based company Drury Hotels announced they will have a hotel in the Disney Springs Resort Area by 2021.
Called The Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista, the new lodging option will host 604 rooms and over 12,000 square feet of meeting space. Yes, it will be included in Disney vacation packages, and yes, Drury will provide transportation from the hotel to the parks.
Drury Hotels President and CEO, Chuck Drury said in a statement:
“This property has been a long time in the making, and we are delighted to see it take shape. We’ll be able to give our guests an unforgettable experience as they visit the Walt Disney World Resort and everything the colorful community has to offer. Being named an official Walt Disney World Hotel means we have been entrusted to adhere to exceptional service standards. Given our track record of providing award-winning guest service, I know our top-notch team will make our new property a magical experience for our guests and visitors.”
Drury Hotels bought and is currently renovating the former Best Western Lake Buena Vista hotel for $20.5 Million no official word was given regarding the full cost of the project. Submitted plans include the construction of a new tower, as well as new meeting and entertainment facilities. The first 264 rooms are set to be available by Spring 2021.
The Disney Springs Resort Area is an entertainment complex that features outside hotels deemed official Disney hotels. While still owned by outside companies, these hotels are on Disney property and offer all of the same perks as the other Disney World Hotels. Those benefits include Extra Magic Hours, the chance to book fastpasses 60 days in advance, and shuttle access to the parks.
There are currently seven Disney Springs Resort Area Official Walt Disney World Hotels:
- B Resort & Spa
- DoubleTree Suites By Hilton
- Hilton Orlando Buena Vista
- Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace
- Holiday Inn
- Wyndham Garden Lake Buena Vista
- Best Western Lake Buena Vista (Soon to be The Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista)
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Source: St. Louis Business Journal