Gaylord Texan Resort Prepares to Open $120M Expansion

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The all-new Vineyard Tower will offer lakeside views, 303 additional guest rooms and 86,000 additional square feet of meeting space to the sprawling resort property.

Vineyard Tower

“This expansion illustrates Ryman Hospitality Properties’ confidence in group business demand within our brand,” said Mike Stengel, Senior Vice President, Gaylord Hotels Operations and Marriott’s Convention Hotels.

The sprawling Gaylord Texan Resort is preparing to open the doors of its latest addition, the all-new Vineyard Tower, in the beginning of May 2018. The $120M project was completed by property owners Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP), a lodging real estate investment trust (“REIT”) specializing in group-oriented, destination hotel assets in urban and resort markets.

An addition to the existing resort property, the Vineyard Tower offers a contemporary take on the existing Gaylord Texan design. It adds 303 guest rooms to the resort’s current 1,511 room inventory – increasing the total number of resort guest rooms to 1,814. It also includes 86,000 square feet of carpeted meeting space, bringing Gaylord Texan’s total meeting space to approximately 490,000 square feet. Once complete, Gaylord Texan Resort will be the third largest non-gaming convention/meetings hotel in the United States as measured by total self-contained exhibit and meeting space.

Rustic and refined, the first floor of the Vineyard Tower will welcome guests with a dedicated main driveway and outdoor garden terrace. Inside, the tower will feature 30,000 square feet of carpeted breakout space, generous pre-function space that is open to the second floor, and a corridor to the existing portion of the resort.

On the second floor, the tower will feature expansive pre-function space as well as another large outdoor terrace overlooking the shores of magnificent Lake Grapevine. The second floor will also house the new 30,000-square-foot Tate Ballroom, named in honor of Grapevine’s existing mayor, Mayor William D. Tate. The décor in the Tate Ballroom will pay tribute to the Texas Longhorn, which you can see in the glass-blown horns found inside of impressive chandelier and wall lighting.

The premier resort destination of the American Southwest, Gaylord Texan Resort on Lake Grapevine offers extraordinary environments, 1,511 luxury guest rooms, and four-and-a-half acres of Texas vistas under signature atriums. Amenities include award-winning restaurants & bars, Glass Cactus Nightclub, Paradise Springs waterpark, Relâche Spa & Salon, retail shops, and more. Ideally situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Grapevine, Gaylord Texan is conveniently located only six minutes from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport

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