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Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has confirmed that plans for a new luxury hotel at Walt Disney World have been delayed, with a public opening unlikely until 2014 at the earliest.

The Orlando Sentinel reports that the project has been delayed due to the impact of the global recession. Originally scheduled to open in 2008, the hotel has also been rearchitected to ensure that its design matches that of the Golden Oak residential subdivision which it is set to form part of.

Rumors, reported by Screamscape, have suggested that the project may be dropped altogether. However, a Four Seasons spokeswoman told the Sentinel that a formal announcement on the future of the project is likely in Fall 2011.

While the luxury hotel project has stalled, Walt Disney World has continued to push ahead with plans to add additional capacity at the resort for travellers on smaller budgets. In 2012, it will open the new Disney's Art of Animation Resort, which will feature 1,120 family suites (holding up to six people) and 864 smaller rooms.


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