Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, Grapevine, TX

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Gaylord Hotels is a fairly well known hotel chain in North America. Their flagship is located in Nashville, Tennessee. It is called the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. When staying in Texas guests can enjoy the Gaylord Hotel chain by staying at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas. This hotel is a convention, meeting, and exhibit facility with accommodations attached. Features of the hotel locale include restaurants, shops on a Riverwalk and the canyons of the Texas Hill Country nearby.

Gaylord Texan overlooks the Grapevine Lake nearby Dallas/ Fort Worth. The central location of the hotel allows visitors to take meetings, be a part of conventions, and other events within the 400,000 square feet of meeting space. Longhorn Exhibit Hall is 180,000 square feet out of the overall amount.

The hotel and convention center also has 4 and a half acres of indoor gardens that wind along the waterway. In this region of the resort are fine dining, casual restaurants, and shopping. To complete the hotel area is a 25,000 square feet spa and fitness center. At night guests can go to the Glass Cactus nightclub for live music and dancing.

The Resort provides 1,511 rooms and 127 suites. Each hotel room is equipped with wireless internet, phones, in room coffee service, fridge, iron and ironing boards, and toiletries. The bathrooms are huge with double vanities, make up mirrors, and Texas decor. There is an in room safe that allows visitors to charge their laptop batteries within.

Hotel architecture and decor is very much western. The exterior of the hotel was built with wood and rock. There are massive rock columns throughout the hotel and its outside. Marble bathrooms with marble sinks, marble and wood reception desk, and wood furniture add to the luxury appearance of the hotel.

Dining at the resort can be found in various restaurants. The most important place for dining is the Old Hickory Steakhouse. It offers 1855 premium Black Angus Beef, cheeses, wines, and more. For south western cuisine a stop at Ama Lur is necessary. Much of the restaurant dining will include steak, like the Texas Station with a 52 foot screen in the sport's bar. Guests who want an outdoor European experience can visit the Riverwalk Cafe for Texas foods. Each week there is a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre guests can join. The shows are on Friday and Saturday in the Texas Star Theater at the Riverwalk Cafe. Visitors to the dinner do not have to be booked at the hotel.

Dallas offers plenty of attractions, and some are at the Gaylord Texan Resort. Nearby guests can jog along the Lake Grapevine trail. It is a half mile or mile trail depending on the joggers' choice. The Dallas Cowboys and Cheerleaders often stay at the hotel due to the locale of the stadium. Besides the entertainment in the surrounding area and what has already been mentioned, Gaylord Texan Resort has a swimming pool and Whirlpool for some watery fun when not in the bar or arboretum.

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