GALLERY: Here's your first look at the newly expanded Gaylord Texan Resort's Vineyard Tower

The Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center's $120 million expansion broke ground Sept. 8, 2016.

The Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center's $120 million expansion broke ground Sept. 8, 2016.

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In May the Gaylord Texan Resort will unveil its newest addition, the new Vineyard Tower.

The $120 million project offers a contemporary take on the existing Gaylord Texan design. It adds 303 guest rooms to the resort’s current 1,511 room inventory—increasing the total number of resort guest rooms to 1,814. It also includes 86,000 square feet of meeting space, bringing Gaylord Texan’s total meeting space to approximately 490,000 square feet. Once complete, Gaylord Texan Resort will be the third largest non-gaming convention/meetings hotel in the nation, as measured by total self-contained exhibit and meeting space.

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

On April 20, members of the Grapevine community were invited to a first look at the Vineyard Tower, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, brunch and tours of the hotel suites.

"We've come a long way with the Gaylord since we opened it a decade ago," Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate said. "... It's a great moment in our community. We've had a lot of great moments."
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the McKinney edition.


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