architecture

Inside the design of Disney World’s new Gran Destino Tower

Disney’s Coronado Springs resort recently opened the Gran Destino tower which sits near Lago Dorado (“golden lake”) and adds 545 modern guest rooms and new meeting and dining spaces to the convention focused resort. The new tower has a distinctive look and its lobby will… Read More »Inside the design of Disney World’s new Gran Destino Tower

Morimoto Asia wins second award for architecture, design

Morimoto Asia, the new Disney Springs restaurant from Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, is winning fans with its excellent blend of Asian fusion cuisine. But did you know it’s also winning awards for the space itself. Back in April it received top honors from the American… Read More »Morimoto Asia wins second award for architecture, design

Swan and Dolphin Hotels, Urban Legend Explained

In a great piece of history telling, Yesterland dives into the urban myth that the iconic sculptures for the Swan and Dolphin hotels were accidentally incorrectly placed by the construction helicopter during construction leading to a forced name change for each hotel. After all, why… Read More »Swan and Dolphin Hotels, Urban Legend Explained

Disney Lodge Themed Hotel Architect Dies

Architect Peter H. Dominick Jr’s designs impressed Michael Eisner at the time when Eisner was looking to make The Walt Disney Company a leader in architectural design for its hotels and buildings. His initial presentation to Eisner made a deep impression. “Michael Eisner leapt up… Read More »Disney Lodge Themed Hotel Architect Dies

LAX’s Theme Building Getting Some TLC

The Theme Building at Los Angeles International Airport is that iconic arched structure with the round observation deck and restaurant in the middle. I remember hearing that it was in need of some repairs, but I had now idea how extensive it would be. LA… Read More »LAX’s Theme Building Getting Some TLC