Posted in: New Beginnings,
Date: July 14, 2014
We are extremely excited to announce we will officially be opening our lazy river on Friday, July 18!
Our new 1,005-foot lazy river winds its way through the acclaimed Houston area resort’s Forest Oasis Waterscape™ surrounded by lush natural foliage and plenty of opportunity to be splashed. As riders enter the river, a majestic mosaic by Houston artist Denise Liebl greets them. The beauty of Herons, Egrets, Kingfishers and other wildlife found in the uninterrupted waterways of The Woodlands is unveiled to riders as they drift amid the serene setting. Guests may also stop during their trip along the lazy river to get out and enjoy a refreshing ride down the resort’s new plunge slide, landing in the lazy lagoon pool.
The new lazy river adds to the oasis of fun at our resort, which includes favorites such as two-story spiraling double water slides, lagoon-style pools, waterfalls, underwater music and murals and Puffy’s Sprayground™, a synchronized water experience with waterspouts and fountains.
“The addition of the lazy river truly makes our Forest Oasis Waterscape one of the ultimate water experiences of any resort in the nation,” said Greg Parsons, General Manager and Vice President of Hospitality for The Woodlands Resort. “Whether guests are looking to enjoy the thrills of racing down our 30-foot waterslides, playing with their little ones in our sprayground or floating their cares away in our new Lazy River, a fun, relaxing and refreshing experience is available for all!”
The addition of the new lazy river is part of The Woodlands Resort’s $60-million expansion and renovation, which also includes the opening of a new guest room wing and high-end steak house and updating of the property’s 60,000 square-foot conference center. The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center is owned by a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE: HHC).
If you want to experience the new lazy river and one of “America’s Most Family Friendly Resorts” as recently named by Fox News, you are invited to make a reservation at The Woodlands Resort by calling 866-361-5674 or by booking via the resort’s website at www.woodlandsresort.com.
Posted in: New Beginnings,
Date: November 22, 2013
The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center is excited to celebrate the completion of the first phase of construction on our new Fairway Pines III structure, which will introduce 184 new guest rooms and suites to our resort, with views of the property's Panther TrailTM golf course.
Holder Construction Company completed the exterior frame and “topped out” on the fifth floor. Concurrently, construction crews are framing the new 120-seat Texas steakhouse which will overlook the 18th green of the Panther TrailTM golf course as well as building out the signature lazy river, which will wind 1,000 feet through the surrounding forest highlighting the property’s Forest Oasis Waterscape™. Next steps include finishing out the exterior by February 2014 when interior construction will commence.
“We’d like to extend a big thank you to all of those that have played an instrumental part in safely and successfully moving our renovation forward,” said Greg Parsons, General Manager and Vice President of Hospitality for The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center. “Completing this phase of the Fairway Pines III building construction is a great milestone marker of the tremendous progress we have made in our renovation. It instills excitement for the future of our resort, enhancing its status as a premier destination for conferences, business travelers and families. The excitement is spreading across the entire resort.”
The Fairway Pines III building construction is part of the resort’s $60-million expansion and renovation, which will also include the addition of a lazy river and restaurant while updating the property’s 60,000 square-foot conference center.
The Woodlands Resort is embarking on an exciting $60 million expansion and renovation of the property, an 18-month project that will add a new guest room wing, a 1000-foot lazy river and a restaurant while updating the resort’s 60,000-square-foot conference center.
In addition to the transformation of our existing 222 Fairway Pines guest rooms, the resort will introduce 184 new guest rooms and suites with views of the property’s Panther Trail golf course in a third Fairway Pines building.
Our interior designers and architectural firm have been charged with conceptualizing the new design and interiors of the resort with contemporary Texas architecture featuring strong elements of stone, steel and wood. Transparency, warmth of materials and a connectedness to the landscape will create a relaxing respite for both weekend getaways and productive business meetings.
To complement The Woodlands Dining Room, Cool Water Café and Royal Mile Grill, we will introduce a steak house restaurant and lounge overlooking the 18th green. The upscale restaurant will house a private wine vault and have seating available on an outdoor patio for guests to enjoy.
New Meeting and Event Facilities
As experts in conference services, we will incorporate the newest meeting trends and creative offerings to our revitalized 60,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Included in the restyled space are the 13,500 square-foot Grand Ballroom, all 33 meeting rooms, breakout space, lobby and pre-function space.
Kids (and adults!) of all ages will delight in the new signature lazy river, which will wind 1000 feet through the surrounding forest highlighting the property’s Forest Oasis Waterscape™ with its waterfalls, synchronized water spouts two-story water slide tower and s’mores pit.
The reinvention of our award-winning resort will be strategically planned in phases to maintain resort operations as usual.
Check back with us on this blog from time to time, as we look forward to keeping you updated on our progress so you will know what new features of the resort will be available to you upon your next visit!