NEW BRAUNFELS, TX--(Marketwired - Sep 24, 2014) - When it comes to relaxing among friends and family, nothing quite beats a luau. Maybe it's the outdoor setting, the heavy scent of roasted pork or the fact that everyone is wearing a lei, but luaus just put people in the mood to have fun. And as the Courtyard New Braunfels River Village recently proved, you don't have to be in Hawaii to experience a good luau. This Labor Day weekend saw families and friends gathering at the property for its inaugural Luau on the Lake, and if the ensuing smiles are anything to go by, it's bound to become one of the hottest New Braunfels events to attend each year.

On Saturday, August 30, hotel guests and locals alike made their way to the property's outdoor venue to see what a luau looks like, Texas-style. And they liked what they saw. After being welcomed with leis, guests were free to mingle, sip and take in one of the most enviable ways the property distinguishes itself from other New Braunfels hotels: Its lakeside location.

The property took advantage of its position along the shore of Lake Dunlap to let visitors swim, paddle board, kayak and even set sail during the luau. The event's more than 250 guests welcomed the chance to cool off, especially in light of the hot entertainment on-hand. In addition to the full, Polynesian-style buffet -- replete with suckling pig -- the luau featured a Polynesian band, Samoan Fire Knife Dancers and live music performed by B.J. Thibodeaux and Backwater Blvd. Ticket prices even included two complimentary Miller Lite draft beers for those 21 and older.

The Luau on the Lake was so well received that the hotel hopes to make it an annual event. And while visitors may have to wait a year until the next one, there's still plenty to enjoy on property in the meantime. Guests, for example, can take a dip in the outdoor pool or try their hand at rafting and tubing along the Guadalupe River. Guest rooms make it easy to sleep in with cotton-rich linens and pillow-top mattresses, while free Internet access and premium movie channels provide entertainment during waking hours. And those who book one of the hotel's New Braunfels suites can look forward to private balconies overlooking the picturesque Guadalupe River and the property's 100-year-old pecan trees. Such gracious accommodations and beautiful surroundings mean there's something to celebrate every day of the year, even if it doesn't involve suckling pig.

About the Courtyard New Braunfels River Village
Combining historic charm with breathtaking surroundings, the Courtyard New Braunfels River Village makes any visit a memorable one. Guests in town for business or special events will be treated to 4,000 square feet of stylish event space in which to gather. But the host of nearby attractions makes extending one's stay a tempting option. Canyon Lake, Schlitterbahn Water Park and numerous river activities (think tubing, rafting and paddle boarding) are all easily accessible from the property. And the on-site features are just as appealing. As a premier destination among downtown New Braunfels hotels, this property treats visitors to luxury bedding, complimentary Wi-Fi, iPod docks, flat-screen televisions and small appliances like microwaves and refrigerators in all the guest rooms. A fitness center and seasonal outdoor pool make it easy to maintain one's workout while on the road, and the hotel's Bistro, which serves casual breakfasts and dinners, ensures that guests don't have to go far to enjoy a good meal.

Contact Information:

Courtyard New Braunfels River Village
750 IH 35 North
New Braunfels, Texas 78130