Thursday, January 15, 2009

Architect Peter Dominick, Disney Hotel Designer

Architect Peter H. Dominick Jr., designer of some of Disney's most beautiful resort hotels, has passed away at the age of 67.

Dominick designed Disney World's spectacular Wilderness Lodge and Animal Kingdom Lodge, and Anaheim's Grand Californian Hotel.

Below is a shot of the Animal Kingdom Lodge lobby, photographed almost a year ago:

Below, the beautiful Wilderness Lodge, photographed in 2004:

Dominick passed away while cross-country skiing on New Year's Day.

His creations have added so much to our Disney World experiences. When I was in Florida last January, I was delighted to go "home" to the Wilderness Lodge and enjoy the amazing lobby once more, even though we weren't staying there on that visit.

Dominick's work on both coasts will continue to be enjoyed by Disney visitors from all over the world.


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