Marriott Buys Gaylord Brand and Management Rights

Marriott International acquired the Gaylord Hotels brand and the management rights to its hotels for $210 million pending approval by shareholders. Gaylord Entertainment Corp. retains ownership of the four Gaylord properties.

Marriott will manage the four hotels—the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Tenn.; the Gaylord National in National Harbor, Md.; the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, Fla.; and the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas—under the G

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