• New Resort Spotlight: The Kartrite

     
    POSTED July 25, 2019
     

    New resort opens in the Catskill Mountains.

The Kartrite Resort & Indoor Waterpark recently opened Catskill Mountains resort in Monticello, New York, and boasts more than 11,000 square feet of function space, unique team-building that channels your inner child (think surf challenges, waterslide races, mini bowling tournaments), and multibedroom suites to bring the whole family for postmeeting fun.

“The think tank resort brings a bit of that big-city etiquette and pasTOUR» Art for the Smart Planner A New York tour company combines the art and corporate worlds. By Taylor Hafner sion to a gorgeous natural landscape in the Catskill Mountains,” says Dan Paradiso, director of sales and marketing. “Meetings combine playful with professional to make corporate functions unique, with an emphasis on flexible communal spaces and experiential visits.”

A separate conference center entrance welcomes groups, allowing for inspired, seamless meetings just outside the splash zone. Flexible function spaces comfortably host intimate board meetings up to a 600-person reception.

The Kartrite also features 324 modern all-suite guest rooms, an 80,000-squarefoot indoor water park, seven distinct restaurants and bars, a rejuvenating spa and fitness center, and an indoor entertainment center.

For more than 300 years, ranching has been a way of life—and business—in Texas. The uniquely Texan ranch experience has captured the imagination of the world, and ranches have served as uncredited “stars” for some of Hollywood’s most iconic productions: from Reata, the fictitious ranch depicted in the classic movie “Giant,” to the glamorous Southfork Ranch, home of the primetime soap opera “Dallas.” Longhorns, horses, cowboys, rodeos, 10-gallon hats and cowboy boots: There is an alluring mystique surrounding Texas ranches.

 

In November, Dallas-based Todd Interests opened Thompson Dallas, part of hospitality brand Thompson Hotels. Thompson Dallas features 219 rooms, including 52 suites, two penthouse suites, and two culinary destinations.

 

After a year filled with uncertainty and countless projects and proposals put on hold, growth in any sector of the hospitality industry is always welcome news. But a statewide slew of brand-new hotels? That’s something to celebrate. Here, we spotlight just a few of the new properties offering planners and guests new spots to meet, refresh and recharge.