THE GIANT SWAN and dolphin statues remain at their posts atop the hotels; inside, though, some of the playful beach décor and color schemes have been refined. Taking a more upscale approach for its business and meeting clientele, this pair of Starwood-managed properties now is emphasizing convenience and comfort with a total rooms renovation done by Michael Graves, the original architect. Translation: high-speed Internet access and Heavenly Beds. Other key pieces of the redesign are bigger televisions, large desks, and well-lit work areas. Rooms at the Swan were completed last spring; the Dolphin room renovation wraps up this summer.The resort has opened two new restaurants, as well.
The resort launched its online Group Reservations System, which offers access to real-time room reports and reservations information. A meeting group's room block, negotiated rate, and all restrictions are managed by the system. Online reports detail confirmed reservations and waitlist activity, and can be customized. Planners can use the system to add messages for attendees and access a section that links them directly to their hotel contacts for catering, convention services, or any facet of their program.
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin offer 329,000 square feet of meeting space. www.swandolphinmeetings.com