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The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center

Hotel Contact:
2301 North Millbend Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77380
United States
Main: 866-472-7431
Email: Email Hotel Tory Enriquez
Director of Sales & Marketing: Tory Enriquez
Website: www.woodlandsresort.com
Elite Rating
Planner Rating: 4.7
Chain Independent
Opened 1974
Renovated 2006
Guest Rooms 440
Kings/Suites/Doubles 98 / 58 / 284
Room Rates High $220 - 369 Low $189 - 239
High Season High Season Low Season Low Season Shoulder Season Shoulder Season
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Max Group Size 400

Fees/Taxes

Resort Fee NA
Room Tax 15%
Sales Tax 8.25%

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Meeting Space

Largest Meeting Room 13,430ft²
Indoor Meeting Space 60,000ft²
Indoor/Outdoor Meeting Space 64,100ft²

Airport Proximity

George Bush Intercontinental
25 min 18 miles (29 km)
William P. Hobby
50 min 40 miles (64 km)

Business:

Two business centers
self-service media center
data ports and wireless Internet access
teleconferencing
the latest in audiovisual equipment and experts on-site
and a dedicated conference planning staff.

Recreation:

Spa and fitness center
36 holes of championship golf
21 tennis courts
volleyball
billiards
190 miles of nature and bike trails
and a water complex with three swimming pools
waterfall
waterslides
pop-up fountains
dive-in movies and more.

Nearby:

The Woodlands Town Center
including shopping
dining
kayaking
performing arts and festivals
plus all of greater Houston.
Onsite Dining: Capacity
Cool Water Cafe
25
seasonal light fare
Lobby Bar
200
bar menu
The Royal Mile Grille
80
golf grill
The Woodlands Dining Room
304
casual buffet

F&B Averages:

Breakfast Buffet $19 Cont. $17
Lunch Buffet $25 Plated $21
Dinner Buffet $42 Plated $38
Coffee Break CMP
2-Hour Open Bar $20
Elite Overview Planner Ratings & Reviews Packages
Elite Rating Average Planner Rating
This property has been certified Elite Gold and meets at least 15 of Elite Meetings Criteria.
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4.7
4 reviews
Arrival Experience:
4.5
Accommodations:
4.8
Food & Beverage:
4.8
Guest Service Experience:
4.8
Conference Services Staff:
5.0
Meeting and Function Facilities:
4.8
Activity or Recreation Options:
4.3
Planner-to-Planner Recommendation:
4.5
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Capacity Charts
Room Name Total Square Meters Room Size(meters) Ceiling Height (meters) Total Square Feet Room Size (feet) Ceiling Height (feet) Classroom Theater Banquet 10 Reception Conference U-Shape H-Square 10 x 10s
Austin 105 8.8 x 11.9 3 1,131 29' x 39' 11 50 70 48 0 20 24 28 0
Crockett 105 8.8 x 11.9 3 1,131 29' x 39' 11 50 70 48 0 20 24 28 0
Cypress 86 10.1 x 8.5 3 924 33' x 28' 9 36 50 48 0 20 18 24 0
Emerald Ballroom 357 19.5 x 18.3 0 3,840 64' x 60' 22 0 0 250 0 0 0 0 0
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Property News
The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center
Posted November 8, 2012
Earns ConventionSouth Magazine’s 2012 Readers’ Choice Award
THE WOODLANDS, TX (November 8, 2012) . . . ConventionSouth readers have selected The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center as a 2012 Readers’ Choice Award recipient for providing the highest level of customer service, quality facilities and a commitment to professionalism.

Recognized by top meeting planners, The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center is among 100 meeting facilities and hotels located across the south to receive this year’s Readers’ Choice Award. More than 1,500 voters participated in the selection process.
“The value in this recognition is that it comes from meeting planners who have experienced our facility first hand. These professionals demand the highest standards in overall service and quality,” said Tory Enriquez, director of sales and marketing for the 440-room resort located at 2301 North Millbend Drive.

ConventionSouth magazine, a leading meeting planning resource, will highlight all the winners in its December issue.

About The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center
Where natural beauty meets high-tech convenience, the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) approved Woodlands Resort & Conference Center combines the highest quality conference facilities with resort amenities. The property is centrally located, a three-hour flight from either coast, and 18 miles from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

A founding member of IACC, the 440-room property features 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a 13,500-square-foot Grand Ballroom and 33 dedicated meeting rooms. Nearly all meeting space offers natural light and views of the lake or forest. Other meeting highlights include two full-service business centers, a concierge floor with private boardroom, an extensive menu of themed food and beverage presentations and a team of experienced meeting professionals. Meeting attendees enjoy activities ranging from team building events to on-property resort amenities such as golf, spa and fitness facilities,
190 miles of nature and bike trails, five pools and indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Visit www.woodlandsresort.com or call 866-554-8118 for group planning needs.
The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center Continues To
Posted October 15, 2012
Receive Awards For Outstanding Meeting Facilities
THE WOODLANDS, TX (October 15, 2012) . . . For the third consecutive year, The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center has been awarded Smart Meetings magazine’s prestigious 2012 Platinum Choice award. This coveted award recognizes excellence in service and amenities among the top meeting facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

Among thousands of qualified properties and organizations, The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center earned Platinum Choice recognition by providing the best in guest service, meeting space, recreational activities, food and beverage offerings and overall facility quality. Winners were chosen by Smart Meetings’ readers, the magazine’s editorial staff and industry experts.

“This year’s winners exceeded expectations and exemplified positive, professional standards that reflect a true commitment to the meetings industry,” said Marin Bright, founder and publisher of Smart Meetings magazine, a monthly trade magazine for meeting professionals.

The magazine will feature the Platinum Choice winners in its December issue.

About The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center
Where natural beauty meets high-tech convenience, the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) approved Woodlands Resort & Conference Center combines the highest quality conference facilities with resort amenities. The property is centrally located, a three-hour flight from either coast, and 18 miles from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

A founding member of IACC, the 440-room property features 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a 13,500-square-foot Grand Ballroom and 33 dedicated meeting rooms. Nearly all meeting space offers natural light and views of the lake or forest. Other meeting highlights include two full-service business centers, a concierge floor with private boardroom, an extensive menu of themed food and beverage presentations and a team of experienced meeting professionals. Meeting attendees enjoy activities ranging from team building events to on-property resort amenities such as golf, spa and fitness facilities,
190 miles of nature and bike trails, five pools and indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Visit
www.woodlandsresort.com or call 866-554-8118 for group planning needs.
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The Woodlands Resort & Conference Reports
Posted January 31, 2012
Strong Business Levels In 2012
THE WOODLANDS – TX (January 31, 2013) – The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center reports its guestroom occupancy in 2012 increased by more than 12 percent when compared to 2011, another sign of The Woodlands’ growth as a destination for groups, business travelers and vacationing families.

According to Tory Enriquez, director of sales & marketing for the resort, the increase is largely attributed to the continued growth of the property’s group business as well as travel among individual business travelers. A growing number of travelers from Latin America and the resort’s continued popularity as a family getaway spot also contributed to its success in 2012, she adds.

“Our increases in 2012 can be traced directly to the quality and professionalism of our staff to deliver the highest possible hospitality experience for our guests,” says Enriquez. “Plus, groups who book at the resort work with experienced hoteliers who understand how to create the best possible meeting experience for gatherings of any size.”

Members of the resort’s sales team average more than 21 years of hospitality experience, a big plus among meeting planners, she says.

In addition to the increased business levels, the resort was the recipient of several awards in 2012 in recognition of its outstanding meeting and event facilities, 60,000 square feet of space certified by the International Association of Conference Centers. This sentence doesn’t make sense to me.

The property was recognized as a 2012 “Best of the South” meeting facility by the readers of Meetings Focus South Magazine, the only Houston-area property recognized among six Texas hotels named to the list. Readers of ConventionSouth Magazine selected the property as a 2012 Readers’ Choice Award while Smart Meetings Magazine awarded the property with a 2012 Platinum Choice Award for excellence in service amenities.

About The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center
Where natural beauty meets high-tech convenience, the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) approved Woodlands Resort & Conference Center combines the highest quality conference facilities with resort amenities. The property is centrally located, a three-hour flight from either coast, and 18 miles from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

A founding member of IACC, the 440-room property features 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a 13,500-square-foot Grand Ballroom and 33 dedicated meeting rooms. Nearly all meeting space offers natural light and views of the lake or forest. Other meeting highlights include two full-service business centers, a concierge floor with private boardroom, an extensive menu of themed food and beverage presentations and a team of experienced meeting professionals. Meeting attendees enjoy activities ranging from team building events to on-property resort amenities such as golf, spa and fitness facilities, 190 miles of nature and bike trails, five pools and indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Visit www.woodlandsresort.com or call 866-554-8118 for group planning needs.


The Woodlands Resort Added to Golf Digest Magazine's "Top 75 Best Golf Resorts In America"
Posted November 4, 2009
THE WOODLANDS, TX (September 10, 2009) . . . The Woodlands Resort has been ranked in the 2009 edition of Golf Digest magazine's 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America joining the likes of Pebble Beach, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida and the Walt Disney World Resort.

To determine the 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America, Golf Digest called upon its 900-plus course rating panelists, who also produce the list of America's 100 Greatest Courses. The panelists rated hundreds of resort courses in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Rounding out Golf Digest's list at number 75, the resort features 36 holes of on-property championship golf on The Oaks and Panther Trailâ„¢ courses. Golf Digest noted on its ranking that the 18th hole on Panther Trail is arguably the best par 4 in Houston.

Other golf amenities at The Woodlands Resort include a driving range and lighted putting green; a staff of PGA professionals available for lessons and clinics; tournament coordination and full-service pro shop stocked with the latest apparel and equipment.

Only two other Texas resorts were named to the list - Westin La Cantera in San Antonio and Barton Creek in Austin. The complete list can be found in the October issue of Golf Digest magazine.

About The Woodlands Resort

Nestled in 28,000 acres of forest preserves north of Houston, yet easily accessible from I-45, The Woodlands Resort is a destination of fun and relaxation. Just steps from 440 deluxe guest rooms are two championship golf courses and the property's signature Forest Oasis Waterscapeâ„¢ with waterfalls, synchronized water spouts, waterslides, and a S'mores pit. Guests enjoy seasonal poolside dining, dive-in movies and scheduled family-friendly entertainment. Other resort amenities include a full-service spa and fitness facility, 145 miles of nature and bike trails, and indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Explore the property's four restaurants or lounge, plus nearby shopping and entertainment. Visit www.woodlandsresort.com or call 866-361-5674.
LaVondra Connolly Named Sales Manager at The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center
Posted October 20, 2009
THE WOODLANDS, TX (October 20, 2009) . . .

LaVondra Connolly has joined The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center as Sales Manager with a focus on scheduling meetings for companies in the northeast. Connolly's previous hotel sales experience includes six years as Conference Manager at the Del Lago Resort & Conference Center.

Connolly's proven leadership and team development skills, building customer relationships and directing a team of employees in multi-family property management make her an asset to The Woodlands Resort's sales team.
Joining a team of six sales managers under the leadership of Tory Enriquez, director of sales and marketing, Connolly is excited to introduce meeting planners to The Resort's conference facilities and resort amenities.

"I'm excited about working with such a great sales team and showcasing all that The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center has to offer for meetings and events," says Connolly.

ABOUT THE WOODLANDS RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER
Where natural beauty meets high-tech convenience, the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) approved Woodlands Resort & Conference Center combines the highest quality conference facilities with resort amenities. The property is centrally located, a three-hour flight from either coast and 18 miles from Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

A founding member of IACC, the 440-room property features 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a 13,500-square-foot Grand Ballroom and 32 dedicated meeting rooms. Nearly all meeting space offers natural light and views of the lake or forest. Other meeting highlights include two full-service business centers, a concierge floor with private boardroom, an extensive menu of themed food and beverage presentations and a team of experienced meeting professionals. Meeting attendees enjoy activities ranging from team building events to on-property resort amenities such as golf, spa and fitness facilities, 145 miles of nature and bike trails, five pools and indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Visit www.woodlandsresort.com or call 866-554-8118 for group planning needs.
The Woodlands Resort Added to Golf Digest Magazine's
Posted September 30, 2009
The Woodlands Resort has been ranked in the 2009 edition of Golf Digest magazine's 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America joining the likes of Pebble Beach, The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples, Florida and the Walt Disney World Resort.

To determine the 75 Best Golf Resorts in North America, Golf Digest called upon its 900-plus course rating panelists, who also produce the list of America's 100 Greatest Courses. The panelists rated hundreds of resort courses in the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Rounding out Golf Digest's list at number 75, the resort features 36 holes of on-property championship golf on The Oaks and Panther Trail courses. Golf Digest noted on its ranking that the 18th hole on Panther Trail is arguably the best par 4 in Houston.

Other golf amenities at The Woodlands Resort include a driving range and lighted putting green; a staff of PGA professionals available for lessons and clinics; tournament coordination and full-service pro shop stocked with the latest apparel and equipment.

Only two other Texas resorts were named to the list - Westin La Cantera in San Antonio and Barton Creek in Austin. The complete list can be found in the October issue of Golf Digest magazine.

About The Woodlands Resort
Nestled in 28,000 acres of forest preserves north of Houston, yet easily accessible from I-45, The Woodlands Resort is a destination of fun and relaxation. Just steps from 440 deluxe guest rooms are two championship golf courses and the property's signature Forest Oasis Waterscape with waterfalls, synchronized water spouts, waterslides, and a S'mores pit. Guests enjoy seasonal poolside dining, dive-in movies and scheduled family-friendly entertainment. Other resort amenities include a full-service spa and fitness facility, 145 miles of nature and bike trails, and indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Explore the property's four restaurants or lounge, plus nearby shopping and entertainment. Visit [url]www.woodlandsresort.com[/url] or call 866-361-5674.

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The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center Receives Award of Excellence
Posted September 30, 2009
The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center continues to receive awards from meeting trade publications as voted on by top meeting professionals. Most recently, the resort received Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine's 2009 Award of Excellence.

Readers of Corporate & Incentive Travel magazine, who plan meetings for large corporations as well as incentive travel, selected winners based on extensive criteria such as quality of meeting space, guestrooms, guest services and amenities, food and beverage service, high-tech services and equipment, recreational facilities and activities, helpfulness of staff and overall value.

"We are constantly evaluating our facilities, amenities and service standards to make sure all guests receive the best experience possible. Awards such as this reinforce those efforts," said Kent Johnson, general manager for the 440-room property. "The Award of Excellence is particularly meaningful because it comes straight from meeting planners who have held events here."

About The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center
Where natural beauty meets high-tech convenience, the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC) approved Woodlands Resort & Conference Center combines the highest quality conference facilities with resort amenities. The property is centrally located, a three-hour flight from either coast, and 18 miles from Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
A founding member of IACC, the 440-room property features 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, including a 13,500-square-foot Grand Ballroom and 32 dedicated meeting rooms. Nearly all meeting space offers natural light and views of the lake or forest. Other meeting highlights include two full-service business centers, a concierge floor with private boardroom, an extensive menu of themed food and beverage presentations and a team of experienced meeting professionals. Meeting attendees enjoy activities ranging from team building events to on-property resort amenities such as golf, spa and fitness facilities, 145 miles of nature and bike trails, five pools and indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Visit [url]www.woodlandsresort.com[/url] or call 866-554-8118 for group planning needs.

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The Woodlands Resort Named Outstanding Golf Property For 9th Consecutive Year
Posted November 12, 2008
Readers of Meetings & Conventions Magazine Select Recipients of Annual Gold Tee Award

THE WOODLANDS, TX (April 28, 2008) . . . The meetings industrys well-regarded critics, the readers of Meetings & Conventions magazine, have selected The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center among 74 domestic and 10 international properties as outstanding golf resorts for 2008. In fact, The Woodlands Resort received its first Meetings & Conventions magazines Gold Tee award in 1994 and has since received the award consecutively since 2000.

Over 70,000 corporate, incentive and association planners voted for the winning properties based on overall excellence. Its very gratifying to be recognized by planners in the meetings industry, says Tory Enriquez, the Resorts Director of Sales and Marketing. It sets us apart not only as a top-notch golf destination but as a meetings destination as well.
The Gold Tee listing represents the industrys best facilities used throughout the year by planners seeking golf destinations for meetings and incentives.
$50 Million Transformation and Expansion Planned
Posted March 17, 2008
For Immediate Release


$50 Million Transformation and Expansion Planned For
The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center

THE WOODLANDS, TX - (Tuesday, December 04, 2007) - The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center has announced it will embark on a comprehensive, $50 million transformation and expansion project to include the build out of 158 new guestrooms, the addition of a winding, lazy river as well as a new, dramatic entrance and a fine-dining steakhouse.
"The $50 million dollar renovation will reposition The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center as an AAA Four-Diamond Resort with amenities unique to the region," said Dan Leverett, Vice President of Commercial for The Woodlands Development Company. "This is a project that truly will transform a Texas legend into a world-class resort experience."
Construction is expected to begin in early 2008 with an estimated completion date in late 2009.
The new guestrooms will be located in Fairway Pines III, a four-story structure to be located adjacent to the property's Fairway Pines I and II guestroom buildings. The new guestroom design features soothing earth tones, textures and patterns to reflect the resort's natural surroundings. Weathered leather furnishings and flat panel televisions complete the new room style. Guestroom baths include a spacious, doorless glass shower, millwork vanity and slate flooring.
The property's transformation includes the relocation of its lobby, registration area and Concierge Desk to the front of the Forest Oasis Waterscape, between all three of the Fairway Pines buildings. To enhance the arrival experience, the new lobby will include a Grand Living Room with a soaring ceiling, double-sided stone fireplace and warm, inviting furnishings. A light-filled solarium and adjoining Library will be ideal meeting places for personal conversation.
The property's existing lobby will be used as a satellite check-in area for conference attendees. Additionally, a four-level garage with 620 parking spaces will replace the existing Fairway Pines parking lot.
A new fine-dining steakhouse, complete with its own private wine vault, also will be added. Guests can dine indoors or enjoy the restaurant's outdoor patio overlooking the 18th green of Panther Trail, one of the Resort's two championship golf courses.
The transformation includes the addition of a lazy river, winding over 1,000 feet through the surrounding forest, to complement the resort's signature Forest Oasis Waterscape. A family favorite, the Waterscape offers underwater music and marine murals, double-helix waterslides, computer-activated pop fountains and soothing waterfalls. These new amenities will attract additional summer guests and align The Woodlands Resort with other high-end resorts in Austin and San Antonio, stated Kent Johnson, General Manager of The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center.
Plans also call for the renovation of The Woodlands Dining Room, The Glass Menagerie restaurant, and the property's 60,000 square feet of meeting space, certified by the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC).
In 2009, 10 nearby lodges, consisting of 222 guestrooms, and the property's original parking lot will be converted into high-density residential use. Residential land sales are expected to begin in the first quarter of 2010.
With the addition of the new Fairway Pines III and the transformation of the lodge rooms into a new residential project, The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center will consist of 380 guestrooms instead of 440 rooms. The Resort will continue to offer over 60,000 square feet of conference space and two championship golf courses.
Moreover, construction during the renovation will be concealed by attractive landscape barriers. "The utmost consideration will be taken for business to run as usual and not create interruption for hotel and conference guests," said Johnson.

Firms being used for the project include:

Design Architect - Morris Architects of Houston
Restaurant Design - Morris and V/N
Landscape Design - The Office of James Burnett of Houston
Interior Design - Vivian / Nichols Associates of Dallas

The Woodlands is a 28,000-acre master-planned community located 27 miles north of downtown Houston and is a project of The Woodlands Development Company - a limited partnership of Morgan Stanley and General Growth Properties, Inc.

About The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center
Nestled in 28,000 acres of forest preserves north of Houston, yet easily accessible from I-45, The Woodlands Resort is a destination of fun and relaxation. Just steps from 440 deluxe guest rooms (at present) are two championship golf courses and the property's signature Forest Oasis Waterscape with waterfalls, synchronized water spouts, waterslides, and a S'mores pit. Guests enjoy seasonal poolside dining, dive-in movies and scheduled family-friendly entertainment. Other resort amenities include a full-service spa and fitness facility, 155 miles of nature and bike trails, and indoor and outdoor tennis courts. Explore the property's four restaurants or lounge, plus nearby shopping and entertainment. Visit www.woodlandsresort.com or call 866-361-5674.

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For more information, contact:
Susan Vreeland-Wendt (281) 719-6174
Lorrie Parise (281) 719-6344
svreeland@thewoodlands.com lparise@thewoodlands.com
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