Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Luxury Fort Worth Hotel Mixes Culture with Comfort for Special Weekend Stays

Mix the city of cowboys and culture with the luxury of The Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel and guests have the perfect recipe for a hot Southern night in the middle of fall.

That’s just what the downtown Fort Worth hotel has cooked up with its Southern Nights Package, a Fort Worth hotel deal featuring deluxe accommodations from $179 to $229 per night. The Texas-sized hospitality includes a three-course dinner and non-alcoholic beverage for two at Vidalias restaurant and complimentary use of the hotel’s health club and indoor pool now through April 30, 2013.

Just as Fort Worth prides itself on venues such as Bass Performance Hall, Sundance Square and the Stockyards, Vidalias boasts of its Southern comfort meals featuring the freshest and finest home-grown ingredients including Burgundy pasture beef from Grandview, Genes Greens micro-greens from Keller and Velhuizen cheeses from Dublin. Texas native and executive chef James Morris spent time at the Turtle Cove and Dallas Parkway Hilton before bringing his strong belief of the Slow Food Movement to the kitchen at Vidalias.

This official Go Texan restaurant, as recognized by the Texas Department of Agriculture, serves up entrees such as pecan crusted chicken, grilled salmon, chicken fried steak, shrimp and grits and blackened rib-eyes. As part of the Southern Nights deal, diners also can enjoy mesquite BBQ buffalo brisket sliders, shrimp cocktail and fried green tomatoes from a list of several appetizers along with decadent desserts ranging from key lime pie and strawberry shortcake to bread pudding featuring Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and Tollhouse chocolate brownies surrounded by Blue Bell vanilla ice cream.

After indulging in the Texas-sized dinner, visitors can get a little exercise while taking in the shops and attractions of Sundance Square, grabbing a beer or margarita at the Fort Worth Stockyards or catching a show or performance at the sophisticated Bass Hall. Guests also can check out a perk that sets the Southern Nights package apart from other Fort Worth hotel deals: a state-of-the-art fitness facility with treadmills, elliptical machines and stationary bikes along with tons of free weights, indoor swimming and hydrotherapy pools and a rooftop sundeck.

Spectacular views of downtown Fort Worth will then envelop weary visitors as they retire in style and luxury to one of 474 rooms designed in a tasteful Western style. Each features comfortable bedding with custom duvets, down comforters and plenty of fluffy pillows. Other high-end amenities at the Stockyards hotel known as the star of Texas include flat-screen TVs, high-speed Internet, spacious desks, Marriott plug-in technology and in-room coffee and tea service.

To take advantage of the Southern Nights Package, guests must book rooms for a Friday and/or Saturday night stay and use promotional code ZJ8.