In the wake of the ongoing pandemic some hotels in the Central Florida area have struggled, some have thrived, and others are being planned for the future.
Now, another new luxury hotel will be moving close to Walt Disney World property giving Guests more options for accommodations during their Central Florida vacation.
According to a report from the Orlando Business Journal, this brand new hotel will be just across from the Bonnet Creek Resort area at Walt Disney World on the other side of I-4. Here are the details:
Darton US Holdings Inc. filed plans with Orange County to build a 526-room, seven-story luxury hotel, conference center and parking garage, as well as 12 villas on nearly 30 acres of land with no address just west of Disney on the other side of Interstate 4. The owner of the land is GCB Associates LLC, which shares an address with Darton US Holdings. According to a Darton executive’s LinkedIn, the company identifies itself as the U.S. subsidiary of Petroliam Nasional Berhad or Petronas in Malaysia.
The report goes on to say that the plans include plenty of rooms, villas, pools, and restaurants.
Why build this hotel? There are already hotels located inside of the Bonnet Creek Resort area of Walt Disney World are extremely popular with Guests. With brands such as The Four Seasons and the Waldorf Astoria, Guests have plenty of upscale choices for accommodations. Guests can also use and earn points with these hotel chains, something you cannot do at any Walt Disney World hotel. While this will not be inside Bonnet Creek it will be just across the highway and very convenient to Walt Disney World, and offer the same luxury you would find similar to the hotels inside of Bonnet Creek.
We have been continuously reporting on the growth happening outside of Walt Disney World and the Universal Orlando Resort. New developments such as Disney’s Flamingo Crossings and Unicorps O-Town West have been pushing forward in construction amid the pandemic. These developments offer more restaurants, shopping, and entertainment outside of the theme parks for vacationers.
With the continued growth in the Central Florida area both in and around the theme parks, it is no surprise that more hotels are being built. We have already seen that despite the pandemic’s impact on travel and tourism, hotel rooms at Walt Disney World can be scarce or sold out completely in some instances.
Let us know what other hotels you would like to see come to the Orlando area in the comments below!