LAKE BUENA VISTA -- The Wyndham Palace Resort & Spa in the Walt
Disney World Resort at Downtown Disney launched a $30 million
The project stems from focus group research conducted with
meeting planners who fill the bulk of the resort's 1,014 rooms and
"Our research with meeting and convention planners showed that
they want three features from meeting space: flexibility,
state-of-the-art technology and beautiful surroundings," said Greg
Hauenstein, general manager. The property has 90,000 square feet of
The renovation is to be completed during the next 17 to 24
months without disruption to customers, according to
"Our plans call for a dramatically enhanced interior design to
create a crisp, light and elegant environment as well as advanced
technology in the areas of lighting, sound, video and networking
capabilities," he said.
The initial renovation project involves a $4 million
reconstruction of the 17,000-square-foot Great Hall Ballroom. That
project is scheduled to be completed in January.
The redesign will include custom-designed wall upholstery, a new
ceiling and floor coverings. There also will be acoustical
improvements and new digital processing analog-digital systems of
Following the completion of the Great Hall, renovations and
upgrades will continue on adjacent meeting space, the pool area and
the property's 100 one- and two-bedroom Island Resort Suites.
The hotel recently completed a $4.6 million upgrade of its
original 27-story tower -- which has 826 rooms.
The tower rooms received new furnishings, bed coverings, wall
and window treatments, lighting, artwork and bath fixtures during
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