Drury’s first Disney-designated hotel opens this fall

Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista is set to open this fall, serving as the company’s first official Walt Disney World hotel.
Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista is set to open this fall, serving as the company’s first official Walt Disney World hotel.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla.  – Drury Hotels Company’s largest hotel to date, the Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista, is nearing completion, with reservations now being accepted for Oct. 27, 2022, and beyond.

The new hotel, located in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., is the company’s first official Walt Disney World hotel and the fourth Drury Hotel in the state. The entire project– which includes 604 rooms and more than 17,000 square feet of meeting and event space–will be complete by spring 2023, with the first 264 rooms available by fall 2022.

The new hotel is located steps away from Disney Springs, a retail, dining, and entertainment district located in the heart of Walt Disney World Resort. The hotel can be booked as part of a Disney vacation package, and Drury also will offer transportation to and from the theme parks and other surrounding attractions.

“We look forward to welcoming guests and providing them with a magical experience,” says Chuck Drury, CEO of Drury Hotels. “Our designation as 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 team’s efforts will delight and impress our guests and visitors.”

Tom Drury, a seven-year veteran in the hotel and hospitality industry, has been named the hotel’s general manager, while John Branciforte, will serve as director of sales. Once open, the hotel will employ 150 full- and part-time employees.

The hotel will feature a resort-style pool, splash pad, and poolside dining and refreshments at the Lakeside Bar & Grill; a marketplace for grab-and-go items; onsite restaurant The Kitchen + Bar; 24-hour business and fitness centers; and Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

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