by Jessi Minneci | January 06, 2020

Drury Hotels Company is expanding its portfolio with its first-ever Walt Disney World Resort Hotel. The Drury Plaza Hotel Orlando Lake Buena Vista will be located in the Disney Springs Resort area in Orlando and will be the company's largest property to date. 

The hotel -- which will feature 604 guest rooms and more than 12,000 square feet of meeting space -- will be complete by the end of 2021, with the first 264 rooms available by spring 2021, according to a news release. Plans also call for a resort-style pool, splash pad and poolside cantina bar and grill; a marketplace; a fitness center; and a restaurant and bar, in addition to other amenities, such as daily complimentary happy hour services.

"This property has been a long time in the making, and we are delighted to see it take shape," said Chuck Drury, president and CEO of Drury Hotels. "We'll be able to give our guests an unforgettable experience as they visit the Walt Disney World Resort and everything the colorful community has to offer. Being named an official Walt Disney World Hotel means we have been entrusted to adhere to exceptional service standards... I know our top-notch team will make our new property a magical experience for our guests and visitors."

The new property is located near Disney Springs: a walkable, 120-acre outdoor complex outside of the Walt Disney World theme parks featuring a mix of unique boutiques, eateries, entertainment and attractions. The hotel will be able to be booked as part of a Walt Disney World Resort vacation package and will offer guests benefits including Disney's "extra magic" park admission hours, advanced park ticket sales and fast passes registration, and shuttle service to and from the theme parks.

There are currently seven Disney Springs Resort Area Official Walt Disney World Hotels. While owned by outside companies, these hotels are on Disney property and offer all of the same perks as the other Walt Disney World Resort Hotels.