Thursday, November 19, 2009

Gaylord Texan Hotel/Resort

When I volunteered at my workplace to travel out of state for special training I had no idea of the sweet perquisites that would come with it.

Traveling to the Dallas area and staying at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas was the best part of the experience. If only that annoying 'workplace training' nonsense had not kept getting in the way of really enjoying myself..!!

The Gaylord Texan is one of four colossal U.S. resort facilities operated by the Gaylord Hotel corporation. At their website, the company's founding and ongoing business philosophy is said to be recognized as the "only multi-property hospitality company guided by a single focus: extraordinary meetings and conventions."

View of hotel atrium, from a ninth-floor room. Image source: tripadvisor dot com

With 1500-plus rooms it might seem it would be easy to feel that you would be lost as an individual guest. But I never felt that way. Every question or need I had was met with prompt and helpful answers or solutions. I am sure part of that was simply the fact I was but one guest sponsored by a much larger local corporation that provides hundreds of guests per year at six nights each. It surely represents a business niche worth protecting.


...Read the rest of the review at my Epinions dot com review page.



Anonymous said...

Okay. I'll be honest. I haven't read your post to its entirety yet.

But you did just get quite the chuckle out of me! That gaggle in the grocery store... well, Tom, they were scary. They glared like they would lock me in their old cellar if I crossed them. lol

I have decided, that in my almost mid thirties... I will just step back and let them be. But, my time will come and I be a little old lady... and I will red rover myself right through...

he he. You can be mean all you want. You are allowed.

A Doc 2 Be said...

You see the Gaylord Convention center in Nashville!! Took my family and I almost 2 entire days (8 hours per day) to get through the thing at Thanksgiving.

What a great vacation that was! One which I will need to treasure forever.

Glad I found your blog!