by Morton D. Rosenbaum | June 01, 2004

Gaylord Texan

The gift of girth: The new Gaylord spans 150 acres.

A six-minute drive from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the new, gorgeous and bewilderingly big Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center on Lake Grapevine.
     Every aspect of the 1,511-room palace is endowed with a lavish sense of Texan luxury, from the boldly decorated 400,000 square feet of meeting space to the dark Kashmir throws in the Lone Star Tower guest rooms.
    Activities available to Gaylord guests include skimming the water on Jet Skis, horseback riding and dining at any or all of five on-site restaurants.
Locals warn visitors not to leave without taking a meal at nearby Esparza’s, a small but perfect Mexican café.