Gaudi-inspired landscape evokes new thinking for Coronado Springs Resort.
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DETAILS

LocationHouston, Texas, United States
ClientHKS
Size24 acres

Coronado Springs Resort is an existing 1,900-key Spanish Colonial-themed convention hotel that was built in 1997. The project site required filling 8.5 acres of the existing lake to make room for the new 550-key tower and associated parking. The design is inspired by the work of Gaudi and famed artist Mary Blair. Additional inspiration came from a collaborative short film, titled “Destino,” that was developed by Walt Disney and Salvador Dali. The project includes a front entry water feature and a lakeside plaza that is large enough to hold convention groups up to 2,500 guests. In addition to these two spaces, the project also includes a Floating Garden  restaurant and bar on Lago Dorado. The floating garden has prime views of two nightly firework displays and can seat up to 350 guests.

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