The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is laying off more than 1,100 employees due to low occupancy and cancelled events at the hotel, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
- The layoffs come as the resort finished up its time playing host to the Major League Soccer players and staff who were playing a tournament at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
- The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is operated by Marriott International and located between EPCOT and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
- When reporting the layoffs, Marriott called the economic impact of the pandemic “historic, swift and devastating.”
- The 1,136 employees being laid off span various position, including banquet servers, cooks, housekeepers and loss prevention officers.
- These layoffs will be effective November 13.
- The news comes just a day ahead of the start of the resort’s “Sip, Savor and Stay Saturdays: A New Twist on the Food & Wine Classic Experience” event.