Gaylord Texan Resort Grand Opening Today

7th May 2004

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention
Center on Lake Grapevine, a world-class, 2.3 million-square-foot resort
and convention facility will welcome more than 1,200 guests today in
extravagant Texas tradition with headline entertainment in Grapevine,
Texas. Resort guests will have everything in one place—a signature feature of
all Gaylord Hotels including sister properties Gaylord Opryland Nashville
and Gaylord Palms in Orlando. Just six minutes from Dallas/Fort Worth
International Airport, the luxurious destination resort will offer
business and leisure the ultimate in comfort, high-tech amenities, fine
dining and outstanding recreational opportunities—without leaving the

Nestled on a peninsula along picturesque Lake Grapevine, Gaylord Texan is
pure Texas in decor and style. Beneath Gaylord’s signature glass dome,
visitors will find sophisticated guestrooms and suites immersed in the
spirit of the Lone Star State, the rugged canyons of the Texas Hill
Country, and San Antonio’s festive Riverwalk. Guests will enjoy perfect
weather year-round in climate-controlled atriums with acres of lush indoor
gardens, winding pathways and sparkling waterfalls.

The state-of-the-art facility offers 1,511 guestrooms, including 141
luxury suites, all with custom furnishings, deluxe amenities and the
latest technological conveniences. The Lone Star Tower—an intimate
“hotel within a hotel” with 476 lavishly appointed guestrooms—is an
ideal setting for smaller meetings.

With more than 400,000 square feet of pre-function, meeting, convention
and exhibition space on one level, Gaylord Texan can accommodate groups
from five to 5,000. There is 180,000 square feet of exhibition space, 70
breakout rooms, a 40,000-square-foot outdoor special-event lawn, and three
ballrooms with 50,000, 32,200, and 3,200 square feet. On-site audio-visual
and decorating companies, resort coordinators, and a full-service business
center are also available to assist in making events run even more

The resort offers world-class amenities including a 24,000 square-foot spa
and salon, water sports, nearby championship golf, shopping, five unique
restaurants, seven lounges, a $5 million sports bar and Glass Cactus, a
1,000-seat entertainment venue to be completed in late 2004.




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