Marriott takes control of additional Gaylord properties
Sep 14, 2012 2:50 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -
Gaylord is transferring the management of several attractions to Marriott International, the company said on Friday.
The announcement follows Gaylord's previous announcement that it's selling the Gaylord Hotels brand and the managing rights to four hotels to Marriott.
The terms of the arrangements are expected to be finalized by the first of October.
The attractions reported to convert to Marriott include the General Jackson Showboat, the Gaylord Springs Golf Links and the Wildhorse Saloon. The Radisson Hotel at Opryland is expected to make the switch in December. The hotel will also be renamed the "Inn at Opryland, a Gaylord Hotel."
The release said Gaylord will continue to own the assets under the terms of the agreement with Marriott.
The Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Gaylord, Colin Reed, said he is confident the attractions will continue to be positive economic drivers for both the Nashville region.