(Vocus) March 17, 2009
Grapevine, Texas-- This summer, Gaylord Texan Resort invites visitors to experience a luxury destination vacation minus the travel expenses at the grandest resort in the Lone Star state. Adding to the fun, the resort's fifth-annual SummerFest event, taking place Thursdays through Sundays between May 21st and September 6th, 2009, will feature a variety of festive events and entertainment for adults and families.
Throughout the resort's four-and-a-half acres of lush indoor gardens kept at a comfortable 72 degrees, guests of Gaylord Texan will discover Strolling Entertainment including Musicians, Caricature Artists, Stilt Walkers and Face Painters as well as an Atrium Art Tour including original work created by local artisans and an all-new Train Exhibit. Unique culinary offerings will include a Junior Chefs Camp, "Taste of the Texan" Restaurant Dine-Around, Murder-Mystery Dinner Theater, Winemaker Dinner Series, "Kids Eat Free" Thursdays, and Family Fiesta Sunday Brunch.
Outside, the resort will host Firework Shows, Poolside Dive-In Movies, and Sunday Brunch hosted on outdoor decks directly overlooking beautiful Lake Grapevine. In addition, visitors can play water sports on the lake or 18-hole championship golf at nearby Cowboys Golf Club.
Throughout the year, the spectacular Gaylord Texan offers six award-wining casual and fine dining restaurants; a 25,000-square-foot European inspired spa; eight unique retail shops; live music and dancing at Glass Cactus nightclub on Lake Grapevine; and a constant schedule of atmospheric entertainment.
Stay & Play with Gaylord Texan's SummerFest Room Package!
The resort's SummerFest room package, beginning at $179 per night, includes luxury guestroom accommodations, breakfast for 2 adults and 2 children in the resort's Riverwalk Café restaurant, self-parking and the resort fee. Those who book 2 or more night's of the SummerFest room package will receive a complimentary $50 GAYLORD TEXAN GIFT CARD that can be used in the resort's restaurants, retail shops, or spa. Overnight guests of Gaylord Texan can also take advantage of discounted tickets to area attractions during their stay including the Fort Worth Zoo, Dallas Zoo, JFK 6th Floor Museum, and the Dallas Museum of Art, to name a few.
For more information on SummerFest 2009 at Gaylord Texan Resort, or to make a reservation, please visit http://www.gaylordtexan.com or call (817) 778-2000. As always, local visitors who spend $25 or more in the resort's restaurants, retail shops, or spa receive validated self-parking.
About Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center
Already the premier convention destination of the American Southwest, Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center on Lake Grapevine offers world-class facilities, more than 400,000 square feet of convention space and four-and-a-half acres of Texas vistas under signature atriums. Ideally situated on the shores of beautiful Lake Grapevine, Gaylord Texan is only six minutes from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. Gaylord Texan is a Gaylord Hotels-branded property owned by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a Nashville-based hospitality and entertainment company that also owns and operates the Grand Ole Opry. For more information, visit http://www.gaylordhotels.com.
Martha Neibling, Director of Public Relations