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New Marriott Option Coming to WDW – and Soon

Marriott loyalists and Disney enthusiasts, listen up! There’s a new Bonvoy property entering the game at Walt Disney World, and it might be happening sooner than you may have expected. Thanks to the sharp eyes of one of our readers, Mike Jones, we’ve got the scoop on the latest addition to the Marriott WDW lineup. Enter the Renaissance Orlando Resort and Spa.

Nestled conveniently at 1905 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, this property is just a stone’s throw away from the bustling Disney Springs shopping & entertainment district, within the boundaries of WDW property and the hotly-debated Reedy Creek Improvement District Central Florida Tourism Oversight District. But this property isn’t a new build, and that’s why it may come online sooner than you’d expect. For those who frequent the House of Mouse, this address may ring a bell – it’s the same spot currently operating as the B Resort & Spa. And it looks like it’s transforming into a Renaissance.

According to the B Resort & Spa website, they’re knee-deep in renovations, with active areas of renovation off-limits to guests. Guests are advised to expect some alterations to services and operating hours. It does seem they are very much renovating, indeed… into an entirely different brand.

We are renovating our resort!

Pardon our Dust. We are currently renovating our resort, and active areas of renovation will not be accessible to guests. During this time, certain services and operating hours may be altered. Our team will update all arriving guests of those changes.

B Resort & Spa Website

Now, the Marriott website tantalizingly mentions that the Renaissance will be swinging its doors “open” come March 2024. However, as of now, you can’t book your spot in this new gem through any of Marriott’s platforms.

No official announcement has dropped from either side, nor do we have any concrete info regarding Disney benefits at this new Bonvoy property. But if history is any indication, we’re looking at a setup similar to the current B Resort & Spa situation. So, keep those Mickey ears to the ground for updates on that front.

What’s particularly exciting about this addition is the prospect of using your hard-earned points on WDW turf. Disney might be a magical kingdom, but it’s also a place where cash is king. Opportunities to use your points on Disney property are as rare as a hidden Mickey, making this Renaissance a potentially welcome game-changer.

Now, the burning question: how many Bonvoy points will it take to stay at such a convenient location on Disney property? Well, that remains a mystery since the property isn’t yet bookable through Marriott’s platform. But fear not – as soon as those details drop, you’ll be the first to know.

So, mark your calendars for March 2024, keep an eye on your Bonvoy apps, and get ready to add another Marriott option to your WDW playbook. The magic is expanding, and this time, it’s in the form of a Renaissance. Stay tuned for more details.

One thought on “New Marriott Option Coming to WDW – and Soon

  • I wish Marriott wouldn’t charge fees (resort, destination, parking, etc.) on reward stays like the best hotel loyalty program out there at the moment (World of Hyatt).

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