The Drury Hotel chain has announced it will open a location on Walt Disney World (WDW) property.
Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista will replace the Best Western Lake Buena Vista, which is located on Hotel Plaza Blvd., in the Disney Springs area of the WDW complex.
Besides rebranding the hotel, Drury is adding a new tower to the property, increasing the number of rooms from 325 to 604, and allowing for more than 12,000 square feet of meeting space.
Left: Best Western Lake Buena Vista
Right: Concept for rebranded and expanded as Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista
This will be the second Drury Hotel in the Central Florida area (one opened near Universal Orlando in 2012) and the first one on Disney property. It will also be the chain’s largest property to date.
“This property has been a long time in the making, and we are delighted to see it take shape,” said Chuck Drury, president and CEO of Drury Hotels. “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.”
As reported on PR Newswire, the hotel will feature a resort-style pool, splash pad and poolside cantina bar and grill; an extensive marketplace for grab-and-go food items and sundries; and a kitchen and bar concept, in addition to a wide range of complimentary amenities, including:
- Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
- Hot breakfast, including pancakes, biscuits and gravy, eggs, yogurt and more
- 5:30 Kickback® reception including appetizers and beverages
- 24-hour business and fitness centers
With over 150 hotels in 25 states, the family owned Drury Hotels has been recognized by J.D. Power with the award for “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upper Midscale Hotel Chains” for the past 14 years in a row.
The soon-to-be former Best Western Lake Buena Vista is currently taking reservations through January 30, 2020. The first phase of the Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista, with the availability of 264 rooms, is expected to be completed in 2021.
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