Four Seasons to open resort at Disney World

Resort opens to public on Sunday

By Eryka Washington - Investigative Reporter

ORLANDO, Fla. - The doors of Orlando's first Four Seasons Resort will officially open on Sunday to the public in a project that has been 15 years in the making.

Four Seasons Resorts at Walt Disney World sits on 26 acres in the Golden Oaks Community.  It has 443 guest rooms and stands 17 stories tall.

The design of the resort is described as lakeside Spanish Revival Architecture.

There are 500 employees on staff to make sure your stay is a memorable one.

"The physical product is wonderful its stunning you can see it for yourself but it's the soul of the hotel it's the people that are giving the service that I think helps give us the competitive advantage," Ben Shank of Four Seasons Resort said.

The guest rooms are the largest you will find in Orlando. The Park View Deluxe suite is 1,000 square feet and includes a dining area, pull-out couch, parlor bathroom and master bathroom.

Not to mention, Four Seasons has a customized bed request.

"If you like it a little more plush we can change that for you, if you like your bed to be a little more firm we can change that as well," Shank said.

The balcony of the Park View Deluxe suite is fully furnished. The view shows the Oasis, which is the adult-only pool and at night, you can see the Magic Kingdom fireworks.

The Pool Bar and Grill is the poolside restaurant and the Explorer pool is the family pool.

There is 5 acre water area called Explorer Island, complete with a lazy river winding around water slides and splash area for kids.

For the adults there's Ravella Bar that has both indoor and outdoor seating. Not to mention there are 5 different restaurants on property.

"Luxury is about experiences so everybody is going to have a different experience that is special to them and that's really what we strive for," Shank said.

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