Back on December 10, we reported on the planned room refurbishments for 2016. On January 28, Disney filed a Notice of Commencement for a “Room Rehab” at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. The end date is noted as September 30, 2016. The general contractor is New Horizon Construction Services, an Orlando-base company that has performed services at Walt Disney World, including at Saratoga Springs, as well as for Universal Orlando.
Treasure Coast Palm has reported that the room rehab has begun.
More than $3.8 million in renovations are being pumped into Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, according to plans submitted to Indian River County’s Community Development Department.
The renovations include modifications to the main inn totaling $2.7 million; two- and three-bedroom, beachfront cottages will each receive $113,000 in upgrades; and Villa 12 that contains one- and two-bedroom accommodations will receive $936,000 in upgrades. New televisions and furniture round out the upgrades throughout the resort.
Disney’s Vero Beach Resort was the first timeshare development for Disney that was built away from the theme parks in Orlando, and broke ground on July 28, 1994. The resort opened in October, 1995 with the four-story inn and vacation club villas welcoming guests. The architect for the original project was Graham Gund.
According to Disney Vacation Club spokesperson Rebecca Peddie, the renovations at Vero Beach include updated bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms and are part of a scheduled refurbishment of the resort. Flooring and appliances will be replaced throughout the inn rooms and selected cottages and villas.
Architects Baker Barrios and General Contractors New Horizon Construction Services, both from Orlando, are overseeing the construction project. With construction at Disney’s Vero Beach already underway, Peddie said the project is slated for completion by the end of 2016.