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ADG and Paradise Springs at Gaylord Texan Resort (Gaylord) Win Award

Cohoes, NY – August 18, 2011:

Aquatics International, a subsidiary of Hanley Wood, announces ADG and Gaylord winners in their ‘Best of Aquatics’ contest.

Gaylord, a western-themed 10-acre resort located in Grapevine, TX, chose ADG as the water feature designer/builder for its outdoor pool and lazy river complex, Paradise Springs. ADG, known for enhancing a themed atmosphere with water features, created attractions that played to the already established western motif.

The Gaylord project features a 600-foot lazy river designed with massive sandstone  rockscapes and waterfalls.  Those interested in catching some rays can sun bathe on chaises that are located in the lazy river’s beach-like entry where guests can sit in a shallow cove off of the lazy river’s path or they can enjoy Gaylord’s sun lounger deck featuring chaise lounges, umbrellas and cabanas.

The 6,000 sq. ft. family lagoon contains two horse-shoe shaped hot pools with spa-like seating, a waterbasketball zone, a body slide and various waterfalls and sprays. In appealing to all ages, a shaded toddler pool area is located adjacent to the family lagoon.

Continuing with the western theme, additional attractions include a zip line that is ‘growing’ from a twisted desert tree and a water tower designed to look like a creaky old windmill.

ADG’s reputation and experience in partnering with waterpark operators to develop unique aquatic environments made Gaylord’s choice easy.

About the Award

Aquatics International Best of Aquatics award celebrates the industry’s outstanding aquatics facilities of all varieties — including government, nonprofit and privately owned operations. Entries were judged on programming, promotional materials, aquatic amenities and community involvement and a panel of respected industry experts independently selected winners.

About Aquatic Development Group

Headquartered in Cohoes, NY and serving customers around the world, Aquatic Development Group, Inc. is a leading designer and builder of world-renowned aquatic theme parks through its project services division.  The equipment systems division is focused on manufacturing the associated components for aquatic theme park construction as well as a broad range of commercial pool components, distributed under some of the most respected names in the aquatics industry, including Wavetek®, FlowRider®, Whitten®, Texlon®, AFW® Movable Floors, and Alpine Products™.  Whether supplying a particular component for an aquatics related project or by providing complete design services, construction management and equipment supply; Aquatic Development Group can provide and manage every aspect of a waterpark project and provide systems for practically any aquatics facility or commercial pool. For more information, call toll-free, 800. 458.9283 , visit www.aquaticgroup.com

About Gaylord Texan

Gaylord Hotels® is a collection of four upscale, resorts which afford endless opportunities for leisure travelers and conventioneers. The hotel company’s hallmark – “everything in one place” – provides vacationers with diverse dining options, quality spa and fitness center services, top-notch entertainment, on-site shopping and endless activities – all within each resort. Gaylord Hotels is a pioneer in the hotel and convention industry with properties in the nation’s most desirable destinations. Gaylord Hotels include Gaylord Opryland® in Nashville, Tennessee; Gaylord Palms® in Kissimmee, Florida near Orlando; and Gaylord Texan® on Lake Grapevine near Dallas, Texas, and Gaylord National® on the Potomac in National Harbor, Maryland, which just celebrated its year anniversary in April 2009. Gaylord Hotels is owned and operated by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a leading hospitality and entertainment company based in Nashville, Tenn.

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