To be fair, The Holiday Inn has modern comfortable rooms... This is a premium deluxe hotel...One known for it's romantic Polynesian-theme decor and style.I'm sure the interior will be solid and the rooms will impress. I'm sure people will enjoy new dining options (Poly could use something upscale) and amenities. To be fair, all of the new towers have done a good job offering modern, comfortable interiors.
But part of the allure of the Seven Seas Lagoon has been chipped away with each towering/boxy structure that's been added. In the past, the monorail resorts each occupied their own distinct space, and even some of the unbuilt plans (e.g. Venetian or Mediterranean) would have beautifully maintained that.
Now, the lagoon is increasingly cluttered and discordant, bringing down the area from 'magical escape' to something almost Vegas-lite. I'm disappointed they're doubling down on this approach, but can't blame them as it seems to be working.
I have not stayed at Gran Destino Tower, but I have stayed at the Riviera which was no more themed to The Riviera than the Hilton Disney Springs is themed to an Italian Palazzo...
This plan should go back for re-design...It should align more closely with the aesthetics of the resort it is going in... I hope and pray it is not another Riviera, but it sure looks like one.