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JW Marriott Hotel Planned Near Epcot and Typhoon Lagoon

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It looks like a second JW Marriott luxury hotel may be coming to the Orlando area in the near future.

Kimley Horn, a planning and engineering firm, submitted plans for the new hotel Monday on behalf of DCS Real Estate Investment, LLC. The property records show that DCS purchased the land in 2013 for $2.2 million.

The proposed plans for the land include a brand new luxurious JW Marriott hotel with 516-rooms, that span 16 stories, with 50,000 square feet of meeting space, a 1000-car garage, and a rooftop bar and signature restaurant. The submitted plan for the hotel refers to the building as the JW Marriott at Bonnet Creek. The location would be on Chelonia Parkway, just south Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park, and outlined in teal on the map below.

Source: Orlando Business Journal

The architect for the project is Huitt-Zollars, whose website contains this concept art:

Credit: Huitt-Zollars, Inc.

JW Marriott is a brand of luxury hotels owned by Marriott International and named after company founder, John Willard Marriott.

As of now, the project has yet to be officially announced.

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Jesse DeRosa

Jesse has been an avid Disney Parks fan since he first visited Walt Disney World in 2007. Since then, he has overcome his fear of seafood, grown a beard, and gained 50 pounds, but his love for Disney remains unchanged.

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  • Epcot is 3 miles away from Typhoon Lagoon how can this hotel be “near” both? It looks like it will be across the streets from Disney Springs. Why not say that in the headline?

    • Chill out man! It’s near one of them and not the other, who cares? Looks like you were smart enough to figure it out either way.

      • This is indicative of the lack of quality control on most of the sites articles. Hyperbole and misinformation are a daily occurrence here and it’s wearing thin.

        • It appears that this new resort is going to be in the Bonnet Creek area, which is between Epcot and Disney Springs. It also appears that “J” has jumped on the band wagon of people who have decided to be hyper critical of the people bringing us information. If its “wearing thin” may I suggest you do us all a favor and stop subscribing to this site. I, along with many other people appreciate and enjoy hearing about Disney news and rumors. Keep up the good work!

  • Great news on this! I know Randall Greene who is partners with billionare developer Dwight Schar on this as I work for a sub contractor who will be helping to build this monster. I have seen the plans and it is going to be pretty cool with a rooftop bar to watch the firework and a big name restaurant from what I understand …stay tuned because I think construction starts in a few months.

  • That’s Disney property, alright. I remember hearing at the beginning of the destruction of Downtown Disney that they’d put a hotel there. Tacky place for a hotel.

    • How is it tacky Disney Pete??? This is one of hottest hotel markets in the world…please enlighten me

    • Oh and Disney Pete, the Bonnet Creek resort is not Disney property. It is the only independent piece that Disney never owned

        • You are a moron…nothing more nothing less. Check your history Disney Pete…land was never owned by Disney. DCS owns the property now and they are known for owning the Washington Redskins among other things.

          p.s. This question is for Disney Pete: Who owned the trust that bought Bonnet Creek first and would not sell to Disney?