Saturday, June 7, 2014

The Dutch Inn

Dutch Inn matchbook
1981
When Walt Disney World opened in 1971, there were only a few Disney owned hotels.  (Contemporary, Polynesian & Fort Wilderness)  In 1972, a group of hotels opened across from what was to become, in 1975, Lake Buena Vista Village (now Downtown Disney).  The 'Americana Dutch Inn' was known for its windmill shaped swimming pool.  The hotel would change its name to the Grosvener Hotel 4 years after this matchbook was collected in 1981.  It is now operated by Wyndham.