Beach Club refurbishment update - May 2016

The guest room refurbishment at Disney's Beach Club Villas is well under way with many rooms already re-opened for guest use.  Let's take a look at where the project currently stands today.  

Beach Club Villas Refurbishment

Workers are taking the approach of renovating all five floors of a given wing simultaneously.  This would seem to be a wise approach as it eliminates the disruptions caused by having occupied rooms above or below rooms which are under construction.  

At this point, all villas numbered x39 to x52 are renovated and open to guests.  This represents about 20% of the Disney Vacation Club villas.  In the image below, the blue circle illustrates rooms which have been refurbished.  

Beach Club Villas Refurbishment

Currently under construction are villas numbered x38 to x78, surrounded by a red circle in the image above.  This large wing contains about 40% of the resort's guest rooms, meaning that once it re-opens for guest use, over half of the villas will be fully updated.  A temporary construction barricade which restricts access to the workzone on all floors. 

Beach Club Villas Refurbishment

The wing currently closed-off includes the secondary elevator located near villas numbered x66.  This elevator is currently unavailable.  

Beach Club Villas Refurbishment

The new hallway paint scheme features shades of light blue and gray with white accents.  

Beach Club Villas Refurbishment

Hallway carpeting is clearly beach-themed, with quite a few "Hidden Mickeys" to be discovered.

Beach Club Villas Refurbishment

Beach Club Villas Refurbishment

Compare the updated hallway decor to the resort's previous design.  The first image below depicts the original hallway carpet and paint scheme.  The second image shows a similar space on one of the newly-renovated floors.  Finally the third image below showcases a drab gray pattern which was installed more than a year ago to test new decor.  The gray carpet in this last image is not being used in the final refurb design, and will be removed as work progresses throughout the resort.  

Beach Club Villas Refurbishment

Beach Club Villas Refurbishment

Beach Club Villas Refurbishment  

Renovations are expected to be completed by summer 2016.  Interior room photos can be found in our prior coverage.  

Reader Comments
Studio Sleeping Five? -- xvoltn
2016 May 05 11:22:47 AM
Will the sleeping arrangements of the studios be the same as BWV (5)? What are they doing to the 1BRs and will they also now have bedding for 5?
Re: Beach Club refurbishment update - May 2016 -- saintstickets
2016 May 05 01:51:42 PM
We were in BCV room #136 until 4/24/16. As indicated by your post, this room had not been refurbished. We never noticed any noise and very little construction activity during our stay. We look forward to the new rooms when we return May, 2017.
Re: Beach Club refurbishment update - May 2016 -- scubacat
2016 May 05 07:11:35 PM
xvoltn wrote:
Will the sleeping arrangements of the studios be the same as BWV (5)? What are they doing to the 1BRs and will they also now have bedding for 5?

Yes on the studios; No on the one bedrooms.
Re: Beach Club refurbishment update - May 2016 -- simbasmom
2016 May 05 09:47:06 PM
Does anyone have any idea of a projected end date on this? We're headed to BCV in October and I'd originally figured that the refurbishment would most likely be finished. However, considering the current state, it looks like it may still be going on then. It looks about 1/3-1/2 done (depending on the exact progress in the red circle) after 4 months.
Re: Beach Club refurbishment update - May 2016 -- TimK
2016 May 06 10:32:39 AM
simbasmom wrote:
Does anyone have any idea of a projected end date on this? We're headed to BCV in October and I'd originally figured that the refurbishment would most likely be finished. However, considering the current state, it looks like it may still be going on then. It looks about 1/3-1/2 done (depending on the exact progress in the red circle) after 4 months.

Disney says they will be done by the end of summer, which would mean September.

The first wing only took about 5-6 weeks to complete. Rooms were blocked off near the start of February and by mid-March we were seeing photos of renovated rooms.

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