Texas Resort ramps up meeting and lodging options

Medical planners and suppliers seeking meeting space in the Dallas area will enjoy some exciting new choices once the Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine completes a major expansion.

The resort announced in September 2016 that it is spending $120 million to enhance its lodging and event space. It is adding 303 new guest rooms, for a total of 1,814 rooms; the project also includes 86,000 square feet of new meeting space, bringing the facility’s total to 490,000 square feet. The expansion will make the resort one of the largest non-gaming convention center hotels in the U.S.

The Gaylord’s new meeting space will include a 30,000-square-foot ballroom, separate ground-floor entrance, and ground floor terrace. A large outdoor terrace will be part of the second floor, overlooking Lake Grapevine. “In addition to enhancing our Grapevine destination, the expansion also will provide 450 construction jobs and several hundred permanent jobs for the community,” said Gaylord senior vice president Mike Stengel in a statement.

Construction is under way, and the facility is accepting reservations for its new meeting space beginning with the 2019 calendar year. The Gaylord is owned by publicly traded Ryman Hospitality Properties Inc.

The resort has been booked for a number of important medical gatherings, including the annual meetings of the American Medical Group Association, Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society, and Ambulatory Surgery Center Association.

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