Center on the Potomac to Open in March 2008,
Will Be Largest Largest Hotel and Convention
Center in the Washington DC Area
|CHICAGO - Sept. 29, 2004 - Gaylord Hotels today unveiled plans for
what will be the largest combined hotel and convention center in the nation's
capital region, the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on
the Potomac. Situated on a scenic bluff overlooking the Potomac River in
Prince George's County, Md., the Gaylord National will be located less
than ten miles from the national landmarks and federal buildings of Washington,
D.C. Company officials expect the property to open in March, 2008.
"We believe Gaylord National will offer an unmatched entertainment experience to convention and large meetings in the finest location on the Eastern Seaboard," said Jay D. Sevigny, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Gaylord Hotels. "We're confident that the quality and variety of the retail, dining and recreational amenities and grand scale of convention and exhibition space within the property will make the Gaylord National the preferred destination in the nation's capital region."
Situated at the foot of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, the 41-acre resort will be convenient to travelers regardless of transportation mode; Gaylord National will be off the I-295/I-95 interchange 15 minutes from Reagan National Airport and a 45-minute drive from Dulles and Baltimore-Washington International airports. Gaylord National's close proximity to the many large associations and national organizations based in the region also should appeal to its target customers.
"Meeting and convention planners give high marks to our resorts in Orlando,
Dallas-Fort Worth and Nashville, but they have asked us to build a property
on the East Coast, as well," said Sevigny. "Our nation's capital attracts
more than 33 million visitors annually but it is underserved as a destination
market. Gaylord National's location in Prince George's County will enable
even the largest associations and organizations to conduct business in
our nation's capital and entertain their members in spectacular fashion."
The property will feature:
About Gaylord Hotels
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