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The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center Serenity Tucked Away in Texas

written by: Edward R. Leos

estled among 28,000 acres of natural forest, the Woodlands Resort and Conference Center is a true Texas Oasis. Just minutes from one of the nation’s largest cities - Houston, Texas, the Resort is still able to be a retreat from the hustle and bustle. The Amenities The property has 440 luxurious guestrooms and suites with most opening to private patios or balconies overlooking the golf course or the forest canopy. Each room is equiped with high-speed, wireless internet access, hair dryers, coffee maker, comfort bathrobe, iron/ironing board and a desk/study area. Golf Anyone? The Resort has a myriad of things for guests to do. If golf is your game, then partake in one of the two championship golf courses on property - The Oaks and Panther Trail. Amenities include a driving range and lighted putting green; a staff of PGA professionals; tournament coordination and a 2,500 square-foot, full-service pro shop stocked with the latest apparel and equipment. Recreation... The Forest Oasis Waterscape, a complete water experience featuring a 30-foot Forest Tower with a double helix racing slide, a relaxing waterfall, underwater music and underwater marine murals.Water volleyball and pop fountains add to the incredible experience. Kids will be enthralled with Puffy’s Sprayground with

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its synchronized pop fountains. The area is ideal for toddlers, while the lagoon offers a serene atmosphere with its calming 10-foot waterfall and bench seating. Tennis is also readily-accessible for guests. The Resort boasts ten clay courts, seven outdoor hard courts and four indoor courts. Spa/Fitness The Resort also offers a full-service Spa and Fitness Center - including classes in yoga, pilates, water aerobics and much more. There are separate facilities for men and women with sauna, eucalyptus steam room and whirlpool tub. Dining & Entertainment The property has several incredible dining experiences, including The Woodlands Dining Room which offers a delectable and lavish buffet. The Glass features refiined American regional cuisines for an upscale dinner. The Lobby Bar is a comfortable setting for a classic cocktail and the Royal Mile Grille wih views of the 18th tee of the Oaks course, is a perfect ending to a round of golf. Meeting Facilities The Resort, a member of the International Association of Conference Centers, offers 60,000 square-feet of meeting and event space. The Conference Center houses 32 meeting rooms, many with natural lighting and views of the lake and forest. For more information on The Woodlands Resort and Conference Center, call 1-800-433-2624 or visit their website at www.woodlandsresort.com

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