Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at the Disneyland Resort is undergoing the most extensive refurbishment since its opening in 2001. Walt Disney Imagineering developed an impressive plan that not only elevates the premium hotel and meeting experience, but also brings a modern approach to the Arts & Crafts design style.

The hotel-wide refresh will include re-imagining all guest rooms, pool areas and the concierge-level Craftsman Club, as well as new furniture for the lobby. The new resort enhancements will elevate the overall experience for meeting planners and their attendees at Disneyland Resort

Recently named an AAA Four-Diamond hotel by the Automobile Club of Southern California for the sixteenth year in a row, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa opened in 2001 as a deluxe retreat capturing the romantic spirit of California’s Arts & Crafts movement in the early 20th century. Boasting 20,000 square feet of flexible function space, including the 11,900-square-foot Sequoia Ballroom, the Grand Californian accommodates meetings, conferences and private events in luxurious style. 

Guest rooms will be completely redesigned to create a fresh sense of luxury. Every single element will be new—from the floors and walls to the furnishings, beddings and linens as well as upgraded bathrooms.

Upon entry, guests will notice hardwood flooring transition into soft, bright-toned carpeting. The room decor is a contemporary take on the Arts & Crafts style featuring all-new furniture made of natural oak, specially designed for each room, as well as California-inspired artwork created by artists and Imagineers, including beautiful headboard walls with wood inlay designs featuring orange trees and Chip 'n Dale. Guests with a sharp eye will catch other uniquely Disney details throughout these newly refreshed rooms.

Refurbishments are already well underway at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, and guests will begin enjoying the first phase of refreshed guest rooms soon. The multi-phase roll-out is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

This exciting announcement comes on the heels of other recent exciting new additions coming to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, one of the largest single-level convention hotels on the east coast, recently announced a major expansion adding new guest rooms, dining options, event venues and outdoor networking spaces. 

As part of that expansion, construction is underway on a new 15-story tower that will offer views overlooking beautiful Lago Dorado, the resort’s centerpiece lake. The new tower will bring an additional 500 rooms to the resort, including suites and concierge level services. A new rooftop restaurant and lounge atop the tower will offer panoramic views of nighttime fireworks from nearby Disney theme parks. The expansion will also include new meeting venues, adding a boardroom and two multi-purpose rooms to the resort’s current 220,000 square feet of dedicated meeting and function space. 

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