Friday, June 19, 2009

Hotel Rates...


No, this isn't official artwork...

But if you've been to the Disneyland Hotel recently, you can see the test models they plan on using for the new design. If you stack each of those rooms on top of one another and then spread them out this is what you come up with.

Something you'd want to stay in or avoid?

There should be official artwork released soon enough...

14 comments:

Justin said...

Not sure what the title of the post has to do with the content.

Anonymous said...

Rating the design perhaps?

MarkTwain said...

I'm a little disappointed they didn't go with the all-out shag art, retro 1950s design. But what they came up with is nice, and maybe they'll go that route with the exterior.

Anonymous said...

I just wish you could open the windows in the new design. It will have such a corporate feel now - southern Cal is the one place where you want to open your windows and enjoy the weather. I will miss that.
I understand all the "green" hype - but do we have to sacrifice the enjoyment of sitting on the bed enjoying the beautiful California breeze? Or being able to listen to the sounds from the Park if desired?

Mike Folf said...

The windows won't open?!

That's it. I am now going to save enough money to stay in what is now the only 'good' hotel on-site: The Grand Californian. DL Hotel is too closed-in, and PP Hotel is too....bland.

Zeitzeuge said...

I think the new design is going to look nice and the room interiors are a nice upgrade. Yeah a 50's retro theme would have been great but probably not very cost effective. I'm just ticked that my first time staying at the resort is in September at the DLH and it won't be rennovated.

kpeekelement said...

So much for something along the lines of TDL's Disneyland Hotel.

Honor Hunter said...

It was never going to be along those lines. For that, we're going to have to wait for a new hotel being built. I've never expected that, never said that actually...

Even the former "Fantasy" version of the remake was still a remake and not a look that would have been anywhere near what WDW, Tokyo, Paris or Hong Kong has.

But this isn't official art. Just an example of what it could be. Hopefully the artwork will be nicer and more detailed. I haven't talked to the Bothans lately. Things are quite in Burbank/Glendale.

We'll find out shortly...

PirateGuy 815 said...

Hi!

I've been reading for a while, and I must say I do like the changes to the Disneyland Hotel! Much better then what they have now!

I think it would have been cool if they themed each tower to a specific generation in Disneyland History. Like 1955, 1960s (Tomorrowland-like stuff) and maybe the Fantasyland redo.

I really enjoy this blog! :)

Anonymous said...

No company is going to build (Refurb) a tower of over "X" floors and have a window that opens. To be blunt, they don't want the lawsuit from a jumper.

Sad, but a true fact of Corporate Life.

Sierra said...

They can do a better job of cooling the building efficiently with AC if the windows are E glass and are sealed rather than having guests opening them to the warm air outside.

Doesn't really matter much, the hotels are for sleeping, there's so darn much to do around there to spend much time in the hotel rooms.

Anonymous said...

It looks like an office building. There is no way I'd want to stay in that bland blocky sterile thing.

Folks out here in St. Louis, by contrast, are trying to revive the classic Art Deco style once so prevalent here. The most recent project is the Moonrise Hotel. It's freaking gorgeous and bursting with character (isn't Disney supposed to be interested in that kind of thing?) Foo on the new Disneyland Hotel. What a disappointment.

Anonymous said...

Did you intentionally leave out any hint of magic in that mock-up? It's what I fear Disney will end up going with. No improvement whatsoever.

Eric said...

I stayed there a month ago and was lucky enough to get a 2 room suite upgrade overlooking The Parks and Downtown Disney -- it was AWESOME.

We opened those huge sliding glass doors, pushed the couch over to the railing and enjoyed libations into the early morning. Sitting there, open air, breeze blowing in ... it was amazing.

Yes, there is an obvious liability issue. We had to watch my 3 year old like a hawk with the glass doors open wide. However, c'mon folks. Enough with the litigious, nanny state. What happened to personal responsibility? Sorry times we live in.

I was hoping for a complete tear-down / build up of the Disneyland Hotel. The new interior design looks nice (especially the fiber optic fireworks) - but this hotel is such a hodge-podge of various things - in various state of repair / quality / design.

The food (especially the quick / walk up) is in need of upgrade. I think the place is called "Crock Bites"? Horribly nasty food - I mean really terrible. They need to rebrand, rethink and treat the Disneyland Hotel as the icon it is. Pay the hotel staff - reward them for service.

The girl working the window at Crock Bites was telling us to go to "Hometown Buffet" ... including directions. If you're paying $300+ a night ... there should be exceptional service, exceptional food and fantastic rooms and amenities available.

Any upgrade will be welcomed. Hope it's not just lipstick on a pig.