Walt Disney World: Four Seasons to open $360 million luxury resort
September 19, 2011, 4:08 am
Do you like Walt Disney World, but don’t particularly like Disney’s hotels? In about two years, you’ll have a new, pricey option when the luxury hotel operator Four Seasons opens up a $360 million resort inside of Disney’s Orlando theme park. The Four Seasons announced on Tuesday that the project has financing, and that the developer will break ground in December.
It will be located in Disney’s master-planned Golden Oaks community near the Osprey Ridge Golf Course, which Four Seasons will eventually manage. When the resort opens in late 2014, it will be the Toronto-based hotel operator’s biggest yet with 444 rooms and an unusual variety of family friendly amenities. Families who stay there will find a climbing wall, basketball courts and a teen recreation center. In terms of dining, they’ll be able to have dinner at a rooftop restaurant with panoramic views of the Magic Kingdom.
Room rates haven’t officially been discussed yet, but rooms at the Grand Floridian – now Disney World’s highest-end option – run $440 to $2,185 a night, according to its website. A room at the Four Seasons two years from now – if travel continues to recover from the recession – could easily cost $600 and up.