Renovations at Disneyland’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, has recently undergone renovations to update and upgrade the guest rooms, pool deck, and lobby. Since opening in 2001, the hotel has gone under small renovations, but this is the first full refurbishment. Details about the lobby refurbishment have been shared through the Disney Parks Blog and offer some unique insight into the mind of an Imagineer.
To anyone lucky enough to visit the hotel before renovations, they would have been awestruck at the beautiful six-story Great Hall lobby with a rustic feel. Now, the lobby has been upgraded with new furnishings and design elements to promote the Arts and Crafts design choice. Contemporary designs have been added to the graphics found in the lobby, as well as the carpeting and woodwork. To round off the design, custom “tete-a-tete” chairs are featured next to coffee tables with beautiful woodwork, comfortable sofas, leather-topped stools, and a roaring fire to relax by at night. To refresh the floor, new hardwood panels have been installed as well as a new carpet that follows the California-poppy-patterned design of it’s predecessor. This carpet design in particular was inspired by William Morris, a major influencer in the Arts and Crafts movement.
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