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Report: New J.W. Marriott Resort Proposed for Walt Disney World

Move over, Star Wars Hotel, because you might be getting some competition on Disney property.

The Orlando Sentinel reported on Tuesday that developers have filed plans to build a new J.W. Marriott resort near Epcot.

The Sentinel included renderings of the proposed resort, which would be the second J.W. Marriott in the Orlando area.

According to the report, the proposed location of the resort would be on a 10.6 acre section of land at the southwest corner of Epcot Center Drive and Interstate 4 (the section is highlighted in red in the photo below).

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H/T: The Orlando Sentinel

More from the Orlando Sentinel’s report:

The property is owned by DCS Investments of West Palm Beach, also known locally as the owner and developer of the upscale Bella Collina golf resort development near Clermont.

DCS plans a 516-room hotel, at 16 stories, with 50,000 square feet of meeting space, a rooftop bar and signature restaurant. Randall Greene of DCS declined to comment on the plan. The company obtained $240 million financing from Bank of the Ozarks.

The project is still pending approval.

Skipper’s Take: With all of the new attractions opening soon at Walt Disney World, we are going to need every hotel room we can get to battle the flood of guests coming to the area…at least that is what Disney hopes!  But I’ve stayed at a J.W. Marriott before and it wouldn’t surprise me if the nightly rate is close to what the projections for Star Wars Hotel are that are circling the web right now.  How about something for us value guests!


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