Aug. 17th, 2009

Gaylord Palms Hotel Has It All

Luxury Resorts: That famously brilliant Florida sunshine appears to shine a tad brighter at the Gaylord Palms Hotel & Convention Center. While such a phenomenon may mystify travelers who have yet to stay at the Gaylord Palms, it is an everyday occurrence that inspires guests to return time after time to this extraordinary destination property.

Located in the heart of the nation's theme-park capital, Kissimmee/Orlando region, the luxury hotel is less than 2 miles from Walt Disney World® and offers great proximity to other theme parks and attractions in the area. The Palms is a great location for both corporate and personal events with more than 400,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a 178,000-plus-square-foot exhibition hall.

The Gaylord Palms' compelling décor is thrice as nice, combining the splendor of Key West, the historically rich Spanish-inspired St. Augustine, and the totally lush Florida Everglades. The 4.5-acre indoors garden is a site to see with its rich foliage, atriums. The hotel is reminiscent of the extravagantly built Florida mansions of the early 1900s.

The sprawling luxury property contains nine Presidential suites and 106 luxury suites among its 1,406 total guestrooms. If you must stay in touch with what's going on outside the Gaylord Palms, all accommodations provide high-speed wireless Internet access and two phones. Additionally, all guestrooms include an executive desk and chair, a refrigerator, a personal coffeemaker, and more. The deluxe baths include a full-length mirror and a lit five-time magnified mirror as well as a granite vanity.

The Gaylord Palms is a luxury enclave within the Orlando/Kissimmee community that has something for all travelers. There is an executive golf putting course, a croquet lawn, and a sand volleyball setup at the Coquina Dunes Recreational Park. Get into the swim of things with a pool for adults only and a water-activities park for children as well. The South Beach pool is an adults-only swimming pool, and there is the Clearwater Cove, which is a water-activities playground for kids. There is a 20,000-square-foot spa, the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, with 25 separate treatment rooms and a 4,000-square-foot fitness center too. The Canyon Ranch SpaClub Salon is there for grooming needs for both men and women.

With five restaurants and lounges onsite, there are plenty of dining options, featuring both fine dining and casual, and live entertainment nightly. There is a cluster of exclusive retail shops on the property and numerous upscale shopping venues nearby. In-room child-care services are available for parents in search of a little time away on their own.

While the Gaylord Palms Hotel & Convention Center is centrally located to all the must-see attractions and theme parks located in the Orlando/Kissimmee area, many guests of the Gaylord feel that the best destination of all is the property itself.
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