• Gaylord Texan Resort to Open Vineyard Tower

     
    POSTED April 16, 2018
     

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center on Lake Grapevine will open its $120 million expansion on May 1, 2018.

Named the “Vineyard Tower,” the expansion adds 303 guestrooms to its current 1,511 and 86,000 square feet of meeting space to the existing property - making it the third largest, non-gaming convention/ meetings hotel in the United States.

The project was completed by property owners Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.

“This expansion illustrates Ryman Hospitality Properties’ confidence in group business demand within our brand,” said Gaylord Senior Vice President Mike Stengel. “In addition to enhancing our Grapevine destination, the expansion has provided 450 construction jobs and several hundred permanent jobs for the local community.”

The Vineyard Tower has accommodations like a main driveway, two outdoor garden terraces, over 30,000 square feet of meeting space distributed across the first two floors, and the 30,000-square-foot Tate Ballroom.

The family-focused, Wisconsin-based Great Wolf Lodge opened its first resort in Wisconsin Dells in 1997. Over the next two decades, it slowly expanded with more properties around the Midwest, moving into the Northeast, South, West and Canada. And this summer, the greater Chicago area will get its first resort from the brand.

 

Houston First Corporation (HFC) announced their redevelopment plans for Jones Plaza, located in the heart of downtown’s Theater District. Rios Clementi Hale Studios (RCHS) was selected to lead this project and stated that they aim to revitalize the plaza into a vibrant public square for all visitors. The project will begin in May 2018 and is slated to be completed in November 2020.

 

Tilman J. Fertitta has announced the opening of The Post Oak at Uptown Houston—the newest luxury destination and singular mixed-use development that caters to business and leisure travelers.

Set on 10 acres by The Galleria and River Oaks District, this 38-story tower has new design, art collections, technology, fashion, and restaurants.

The Post Oak has 250 guestrooms and suites; 20 executive residences; and a 35,000-square-foot conference facility, including the largest ballroom in the Uptown Houston area.