Today, we had the opportunity to be among the first to see inside Coronado Springs Resort’s new Gran Destino Tower. We’ve explored the Tower’s standard hotel rooms and suites. We’ve also given you a peek at nearly everything the Tower has to offer.
On the lower level of the Gran Destino Tower lobby, you will find the gorgeous Barcelona Lounge.
The lounge offers Spanish coffee and classic coffee options in the morning.
There is also a self-serve coffee area with milk, cream, and sugar.
The self-serve coffee is made by Joffrey’s.
For the remainder of the day, you will find wines, beers, ciders, and signature cocktails available in the lounge.
The bar area has a really colorful stained glass backsplash. Can you spot the hidden Mickey? Hint! It looks like a standard Mickey ear hat and can be found right above the counter in the tan-colored portion of the stained glass.
The surrounding area reflects the rest of the new tower in terms of aesthetic. You can check out our full first look at the Gran Destino Tower post here!
And get this! At night, the area is uplit with various hues of mood lighting.
The Dahlia Lounge is located on the 16th floor of the Gran DestinoTower.
It has 50 seats inside and 30 seats outside.
A virtual queue can be activated if the lounge gets too crowded in order to keep the area intimate.
“Gin Tonic” is the signature drink of the Tower, as gin is a very popular drink in Spain. (Note that it’s not a gin AND tonic!)
The location has a wine-in-motion system that pours 5-oz. servings. This allows the lounge to serve small pours of the wine without ruining the bottle.
The location is named for a character in the Disney short, Destino, which serves as a source of inspiration throughout this new Tower. In this animated short, Dahlia and Chronos (whose name graces the Tower’s Club Level) fall in love. The light fixtures are designed to look like dandelion wisps and the black lines were made to look like Dahlia’s hair.
The bell shapes are also drawn from the short film.
The bar has charging stations and hooks perfect for holding bags.
Now, let’s take a little peek at the menu!
There are shareable tapas small plates and other plated food options.
The wine list is 80 percent Spanish and 20 percent Californian. There is also Spanish beer on draft.
Toledo — Tapas, Steak & Seafood
Toledo — Tapas, Steak & Seafood is the Tower’s table service restaurant, located on the rooftop.
The location features Spanish cuisine and more than 100 wines.
There is a tapas kitchen in the back of the restaurant.
The food is very fresh, delicious, and high-quality. Be on the lookout as we will be doing a more detailed review of what we ate here soon!
Toledo is only one Disney Dining Plan credit, which was quite a surprise to us after experiencing the restaurant for the first time.
The food is not the only incredible thing at this location. The atmosphere is really outstanding as well.
There are tons of bright colors and a ceiling filled with stained glass.
The tile floor is very light and the room feels very open and airy.
Though there is a nice view, you sadly cannot go outside when dining at Toledo.
The location has two private dining rooms. And these room offer group dining menus.
Stay tuned! Tomorrow we will be diving a bit deeper into these locations to share our dining experiences — the food, the atmosphere, and more!
Disclaimer: AllEars.net was an invited media guest at the grand opening of the Gran Destino Tower at Disney’s Coronado Springs. This did not affect our opinions, however. Our opinions are our own.
Which location are you excited to check out? Let us know in the comments below!
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