Florida Gem – Resorting

Florida Gem – Resorting – Brief Article

An expansive 4.5-acre glass-topped atrium is the centerpiece of the new $450-million, 1,406-room Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Florida. Distinctive design themes reflect four Florida regions: St. Augustine, Key West, the Everglades, and Emerald Coast. The theming is extravagant (a Spanish-style fortress, lagoon, 60-foot sailboat, and mysterious “fog” in the atrium areas) and extends into the guest rooms.

The resort features the Canyon Ranch SpaClub, the largest hotel spa and fitness center in Central Florida; Kids Station, an expansive supervised activity center operated by La Petite Academy; and two pools (one for adults). Signature restaurants include Old Hickory, a traditional steakhouse in a whimsical Everglades setting; Sunset Sam’s Fish Camp, featuring fresh seafood and Key West fun; and Villa de Flora, a Mediterranean marketplace. Gaylord Palms is located minutes from Walt Disney World.

Contact: Gaylord Palms (TravelAmerica Magazine), 6000 W. Osceola Pkwy., Kissimmee, FL 34746; (407) 586-0315; www.gaylordpalms.com.

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