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The Grand Orlando Resort At Celebration Announce $35 million Renovation

Updated: Apr 13, 2022

The Grand Orlando Resort at Celebration has announced a $35 million renovation that is expected to be completed in 2023, including refreshed guest rooms and suites, outdoor pool areas, new restaurant, and an on-site conference center.

The refurbishment comes as it was announced the 718-room property, located just 1.5 miles from Walt Disney World, has been purchased by Tishman Hotel Corporation, who are the owners of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort and the new Walt Disney World Swan Reserve at Walt Disney World.

Previously under the Wyndham brand, the newly renovated resort will be branded as a Delta by Marriott, known for modern guest rooms, flexible spaces, and smart service.

The resort remains open during the renovation, with construction contained to one of the hotel’s six towers at a time, to avoid interruptions to the guest experience.

The lobby and two of the six towers have already been completed.

Positioned on a 20-acre landscape, the renovated property will appeal to both leisure and business travelers. Leisure guests will enjoy three swimming pools – complete with a waterfall and slide – two tennis courts, on-site laundry facilities, and four restaurants.

“We are excited to partner with the proven management team at StepStone and the leading and trusted Marriott brand to present a refreshed offering in Orlando,” said Robert Snyder, president of Tishman Hotel Corporation. “This is an ideal opportunity to capture guests who enjoy the proximity of the outer perimeter of Walt Disney World, with easy access to I-4 and the other Orlando attractions, including the convention center.”

“As Orlando continues to be one of the nation’s leading destinations for leisure and meetings guests, we are confident the property’s convenient location, diverse facilities, new modern design, amenities and renovated product will have strong appeal to both travel segments,” said Blair Wills, president and CEO of StepStone Hospitality. “We are excited to expand our portfolio with a property offering so much appeal and in partnership with two highly recognized hospitality entities, Tishman and Marriott.”

Orlando-based Tishman Hotel Company is a division of New York-based Tishman Hotel, Realty and Construction Company, and owns the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort and the new Walt Disney World Swan Reserve. Rhode Island-based StepStone Hospitality manages a diverse portfolio of major hotel brands across the nation.


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