LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL—The B Resort & Spa, located in the Walt Disney World Resort, will open next week.
The new resort, following a top-to-bottom redesign of the former Royal Plaza Hotel, features 394 rooms.
The lobby has white marble floors, tall ceilings and a lounge area. The lobby’s corridors feature bright pops of color from the B Artistic exhibition, a contemporary art gallery with works from the Central Florida arts scene.
Guestrooms and suites offer blue-and-white décor and floor-to-ceiling windows. Rooms feature the signature Blissful Bed, designer furnishings, HD LED flat-screen TVs and a B Treated Box of in-room snacks at $5 each. Complimentary gaming consoles are also available upon request. Some rooms also offer bunk beds, kitchenettes and wet bars.
FreeB WiFi is complimentary resort-wide, and the hotel also offers complimentary loaner iPads. The Monscierge digital concierge service and destination guide is also available.
A heated outdoor pool with interactive water elements is available, as well as a nearby kids’ zone and a pool bar and grill.
B Resort & Spa offers ballrooms, several boardrooms and a 5,000-sq.-ft. terrace in 25,000 sq. ft. of meeting and celebration space.
Each guestroom has a plush toy gopher frog on the bed as part of the brand’s B Humane campaign. The gopher frog is indigenous to Central Florida. If guests elect to take the stuffed animal home, a portion of the proceeds from sales goes to the Wildlife Foundation of Florida.
American Q, a new signature restaurant developed in partnership with restaurateur Jeffrey Chodorow and China Grill Management, will open on the heels of the hotel. The restaurant puts a modern twist on classic barbeque. Servers will be dressed as cowboys and cowgirls, and an appetizer-and-salad station will be served from the bed of a 1951 red Ford F1 pickup truck.
The Pickup, located off the lobby, will offer a full coffee bar and ice cream shop in addition to snacks and sundries.
The brand’s first full-service spa will open at the resort later this summer and will feature a menu of massages, facials, hair and makeup services, and a nail boutique. The adjacent B Active Fitness Center offers state-of-the-art exercise equipment.