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gaylord palms resort clearwater cove
CLIENT: Gaylord Entertainment
Gaylord Palms Resort, Spa & Convention Center
Kissimmee, Osceola County, Florida


This premiere 1,400 room resort, spa, and convention center has a design basis and storyline around the sights and sounds of Florida. In late 2007 the resort initiated the first round of amenity enhancements and improvements followed by early 2008 phase two improvements. Adding to the highly themed environments of the four acre grand atrium was the addition of a 9 hole Championship Links putting course called Coquina Dunes and a Aquaplay water park elements around the marine-themed Clearwater Cove swimming pool.


Clearwater Cove is a highly themed and interactive AquaPlay and pool facility that showcases marine creatures found throughout Florida's waters. Coral Reef formations, cave-like rock formations, waterfalls, themed water toys, geysers and water jets accessorize the aquatic environment where Manta Rays, giant Sea Turtles, Sea Horses and Octopus gracefully play amongst the resort guests.



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msla's role: MSLA provided master planning, concept/themed development, and landscape architecture and re-development enhancements for this project. Full bidding assistance, ride and attraction procurement, and construction administration/observation services were provided. Award: Award of Excellence, 2006 FNGLA



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