UPDATE: Formal Announcement of “The Cove”, New Disney World Hotel In Swan and Dolphin Complex
We reported earlier this year that a new hotel was coming to the Swan and Dolphin complex in the next few years. Today, an official announcement was made by Marriott International, which owns and operates the Swan and Dolphin hotels. According to the plans revealed Tuesday, this new project will be called The Cove.
The Cove will be an additional tower at the Swan and Dolphin and will include 349 rooms. When it’s complete, Marriott will have 2,600 rooms between the Swan, Dolphin, and Cove hotels.
The hotel will be across the street from the Swan and Dolphin on Epcot Resorts Boulevard, near the Fantasia Garden miniature golf course.
Fred Sawyers, general manager of the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin resort said, “I’m sort of like a dad. I love the Swan, I love the Dolphin, but the newest baby is going to be something special.”
Sawyers said The Cove will be group-oriented and event- or convention-focused, which will allow many groups that had become too large for the hotel in the past to now be accommodated.
The Cove will include a rooftop venue for weddings or VIP groups to rent out. Like the Swan and Dolphin hotels, The Cove will have walking access to Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Boardwalk, Yacht, and Beach resorts.
Sawyers said that he expects The Cove to open in less than two years.