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 Industry Leader Joins Gaylord Opryland
as Relâche Spa Director

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Daryl Morris to open world-class spa at Gaylord Hotels’ flagship resort --

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 26, 2005) – Hospitality and spa leader Daryl Morris has joined Gaylord Opryland™ Resort & Convention Center as director of Relâche™, The Spa at Gaylord Opryland. Morris will be responsible for all phases of the day-to-day operations of Relâche as well as preparing for the spa’s grand opening Summer 2005.  Morris joined Gaylord Opryland from Las Vegas, where he was executive hotel manager of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and operations manager of the Canyon Ranch SpaClub at the Venetian Hotel.  Morris designed and oversaw the recent expansion at Rio’s spa and played an instrumental role in expanding spa services. His efforts resulted in enhanced guest satisfaction results as well as an increase in the spa’s annual revenue

“Daryl brings with him a wealth of experience managing high-end luxury hotels and spas,” said Arthur Keith, senior vice president and general manager of Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.  “His experience and passion for uncompromised service reflect our commitment to enhancing the guest experience at Gaylord Opryland.”

Relâche (pronounced: rә-'lŏsh), The Spa at Gaylord Opryland, will embrace guests with unparalleled treatments and programs that awaken the mind, balance the body and free the spirit. This

Daryl Morris
Director of Rela
che, The Spa at Gaylord Opryland
world-class spa, state-of-the-art fitness center and salon will feature 12 enchanting treatment rooms dedicated to pampering, peace and renewal.  Boasting posh accommodations and unsurpassed service, Relâche will compliment the epic beauty of Gaylord Opryland’s world-famous atriums.  Construction on the spa is currently on schedule, and the spa is set to open in July.

“For more than 27 years, this legendary property has been the preferred destination for highly productive and successful meetings,” said Morris. “We believe that with Relâche, Gaylord Opryland will become an oasis for locals and travelers alike, whether they’re seeking a retreat, rejuvenation or pure enjoyment.”

About Gaylord Opryland Nashville

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center – the largest non-gaming hotel facility in the continental U.S. – is known for providing superior products and services to the meetings and convention industry.  Winner of numerous prestigious awards including the coveted Gold Key Elite Award in 2002, 2003 & 2004, Gaylord Opryland Nashville is the flagship property of the Gaylord Hotels brand owned by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a leading hospitality and entertainment company based in Nashville, Tenn.
 

Contact:

Allison Lanquist
Telephone: (615) 458-2877
Email: alanquist@gaylordhotels.com

Jeffrey Zimmer
Telephone: (615) 458-2873
Email: jzimmer@gaylordhotels.com
Websites:
www.gaylordentertainment.com
www.gaylordopryland.com



Also See:
Arthur Keith Named Senior Vice President, General Manager, Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center / January 2004

Gaylord Entertainment Co. Narrows 4th Qtr Loss to $8.9 million from $14.5 million a Year Ago; Solid Performance from Both the Gaylord Palms and Gaylord Texan / Hotel Operating Statistics / February 2005


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