Lake Buena Vista, FL - Hospitality
Completion Date: October 2011
Architect: HHCP Architects
In the heart of the Walt Disney World attraction area, this new 370,000 square foot flagship hotel at the Bonnet Creek Resorts houses a 13,000 square foot convention center, 5,000 square foot spa, 400 guest rooms, & nearly 700 car parking garage. Included with this resort hotel is a large pool amenities area, with a zero entry pool, bar & grill facilities and locker room.
Just off Buena Vista Drive, at Bonnet Creek, The Wyndham Resort is just a short drive or bus ride to Epcot, Downtown Disney, and other themed parks. Surrounded by beautiful fairways and many of the area’s entertainment destinations, this Mediterranean-styled resort hotel is a wonderland, in and of itself, for family vacations, business events, wedding receptions or any other celebratory events. A terra cotta tile roof, warm wood tones, and cool stone provide an inviting Spanish accent while state-of-the art technology ensures you have all the modern conveniences any savvy traveler could want.
The project, which included WELBRO’s fourth 13-story, post-tensioned concrete building at the Bonnet Creek Resort complex, began in 2008 during the economic crash, went through a replanning stage by which the resort was built in three phases. Redesigns of the original concepts continued throughout the construction process, challenging WELBRO Building Corporation to be ready to “turn on a dime.” Wyndham Hotel Group’s CEO, Eric Danziger, spoke to HotelNewsNow.com on the matter of initial delays;
“This was a unique opportunity to establish a world-class Wyndham hotel just inside the gates of Walt Disney World,” he said. “We broke ground on the project in April 2008 but decided soon thereafter to slow development. Like everyone else, we were unsure as to how long the downturn would last and what profile the recovery would take. The Bonnet Creek Resort, however, has turned out to be a tremendous success and is Wyndham’s 'crown jewel' flagship hotel."