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Gaylord Entertainment Co. Reports a Net Loss of $33.9 million for the
Full Year 2005; Plans 500-Room Expansion of Gaylord National
Hotel Operating Statistics
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Feb. 14, 2006 -- Gaylord Entertainment Co. (NYSE: GET) today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2005.

For the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2005:

  • Consolidated revenues increased 17.4 percent to $221.4 million from $188.6 million in the same period last year, led by continued strength in the Hospitality segment.
  • Loss from continuing operations was $13.0 million, or a loss of $0.32 per share, a 53.2 percent increase from the prior year's quarter loss from continuing operations of $8.5 million, or a loss of $0.21 per share. Loss from continuing operations in the fourth quarter of 2005 was driven by increases in both pre-opening and interest expense compared to the fourth quarter of last year. Loss from continuing operations in the fourth quarter of 2005 was also affected by a $2.0 million pre-tax net unrealized gain in the value of the company's Viacom stock investment and related derivatives, compared to a pre-tax net unrealized gain of $3.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2004.
  • Hospitality segment total revenue grew 20.6 percent to $164.1 million, compared to $136.0 million in the prior-year quarter, with solid revenue growth at each of Gaylord's hotel properties. Gaylord Hotels total revenue per available room(1) ("Total RevPAR") and revenue per available room(2) ("RevPAR") increased 21.9 percent and 12.5 percent, respectively, compared to the fourth quarter of 2004.
  • ResortQuest Consolidated Cash Flow(3)("CCF") from continuing operations decreased 7.8 percent to a loss of $7.5 million compared to a loss of $7.0 million in the same period last year, reflecting the fourth quarter seasonal low for the business and the timing of businesses acquired in 2005. ResortQuest RevPAR increased by 1.2 percent to $53.68 in the fourth quarter of 2005, compared to the same period last year.
  • Adjusted EBITDA(4) was $17.0 million, compared to $17.3 million in the prior-year quarter.
  • CCF increased 21.3 percent to $24.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2005, compared to $20.1 million in the same period last year. CCF in the fourth quarter of 2005 included a $2.3 million distribution reflecting Gaylord's share of proceeds received from the sale of an asset in Hawaii. CCF in the fourth quarter of 2004 included a $3.1 million accrual of a property tax refund. 
For the twelve months ended Dec. 31, 2005:
  • Gaylord Hotels (excluding Gaylord National) advance bookings for the year were 1.41 million room nights, exceeding the high end of the guidance range and comparing well to the 1.47 million record set in 2004.
  • Consolidated revenues were $868.8 million, an increase of 18.9 percent from $730.8 million in the prior year. Loss from continuing operations improved to $31.5 million, or a loss of $0.78 per share, compared to $54.3 million, or a loss of $1.37 per share in the prior year due in part to a significant increase in operating income year-over-year. Loss from continuing operations was affected by a year-over-year increase in interest expense and a $5.8 million pre-tax net unrealized loss in the value of the company's Viacom stock investment and related derivatives, compared to a pre-tax net unrealized loss of $31.4 million in 2004.
  • Gaylord Hotels RevPAR and Total RevPAR increased by 9.6 percent and 16.3 percent, respectively, in 2005 compared to results achieved in 2004.
  • CCF increased 35.2 percent to $125.1 million in 2005 from $92.5 million in the prior year. 
"2005 was a tremendous year for Gaylord Entertainment, as we achieved strong growth in revenues and Consolidated Cash Flow," said Colin V. Reed, chairman and chief executive officer of Gaylord Entertainment. "Gaylord Hotels has achieved a remarkable level of brand awareness within our core large group customer base, which is validated by the continued strength of our advance bookings, the success of our rotational strategy, and the strong Total RevPAR growth at our existing hotels. Gaylord's strategy of operating superior convention hotel facilities, with an emphasis on outstanding customer service and first-rate entertainment and food and beverage offerings, has proven to be a great success."

"Advance bookings for the Gaylord National continue to surpass expectations, illustrating our success at delivering a wholly differentiated product to the marketplace," Reed continued. "We are delighted to announce our plans to expand Gaylord National by 500 rooms. This expansion should greatly enhance the project's capacity and appeal to our core customers who eagerly await the opening of what we expect will be the best convention hotel on the East Coast. The expansion, which is subject to the approval of additional economic incentives from Prince George's County, will allow Gaylord to capitalize on very strong customer demand, as evidenced by our advance bookings, and will further drive the property's financial returns. Additionally, negotiations continue to proceed in Chula Vista, as we look forward to bringing our brand to the San Diego area."

"In 2005, we took steps to refocus and realign the ResortQuest brand, and to invest in much needed technological improvements such as our new website. During the year, ResortQuest bore the brunt of another year of severe weather conditions," continued Reed. "Moving forward, we have taken steps to alleviate our hurricane risk by modifying our advance deposit policy and introducing a new travel insurance program. These enhancements should create significant value for renters and home owners, and should further differentiate the ResortQuest brand. As a result of these initiatives, we believe we have laid a foundation for growth in 2006."

Segment Operating Results

Hospitality

Key components of the company's hospitality segment performance in the fourth quarter of 2005 include:

  • Gaylord Hotels Total RevPAR increased 21.9 percent to $295.54, compared to $242.38 in the fourth quarter of 2004; Gaylord Hotels RevPAR increased 12.5 percent to $116.29, compared to $103.39 in the prior-year quarter. Total RevPAR and RevPAR in the fourth quarter of 2005 were positively impacted by the success of the brand's seasonal entertainment offerings. Also, Total RevPAR and RevPAR figures exclude approximately 5,056 room nights out of service in the fourth quarter of 2005 due to Gaylord Opryland's room renovation program.
  • CCF increased 22.6 percent to $40.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2005, compared to $33.2 million in the same period last year. CCF in the fourth quarter of 2004 included a $3.1 million accrual of a property tax refund. CCF margins for the hospitality segment increased 39 basis points to 24.8 percent from 24.4 percent in the prior-year quarter.
  • Gaylord Hotels, excluding Gaylord National, booked net definite room nights of approximately 597,000 in the fourth quarter of 2005, an increase of 6.4 percent over booking production in the prior-year quarter.
  • Gaylord National booked approximately 184,000 net definite room nights in the fourth quarter of 2005, bringing total net definite room nights to date to 547,000, which is approximately six times the level of advance bookings achieved by the Gaylord Palms and five times that achieved by the Gaylord Texan at the same point in their development.
  • Due in part to the strong demand for the Gaylord National, the company plans to expand the project by adding 500 rooms and 25,000 to 30,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, subject to approval by Prince George's County of additional economic incentives for the project. 
"Gaylord Hotels ended 2005 on a high note," said Reed. "Our hospitality properties continue to demonstrate their brand power, especially among our primary constituency of meeting planners who know our hotels and the attention we give to each guest. Total RevPAR increased approximately 22 percent in the fourth quarter due to our holiday season entertainment offerings, which included the return of the Radio City Rockettes to the Gaylord Opryland and the premiere of ICE! at the Gaylord Texan. These once-a-year entertainment extravaganzas were a significant driver of transient and local demand, which boosted Total RevPAR during this typically slow period for large group meetings."

At the property level, Gaylord Palms posted a solid performance in the fourth quarter of 2005, increasing revenues by 5.8 percent to $39.8 million compared to $37.6 million in the prior-year quarter. Gaylord Palms achieved solid growth in RevPAR, up 5.7 percent to $117.57, driven by a 5.8 percent increase in ADR and flat occupancy of 68.9 percent compared to the prior-year quarter. Gaylord Palms drove significant gains in transient ADR in the fourth quarter of 2005 compared to the prior-year quarter. Total RevPAR increased 5.8 percent to $307.36, driven by solid growth in outside-the-room revenues and the continued success of the hotel's seasonal entertainment offering, ICE!, now in its third year of production. CCF increased 3.7 percent to $8.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2005, resulting in the hotel's CCF margin decreasing 45 basis points to 21.4 percent. The comparatively lower CCF margin performance in the fourth quarter of 2005 was driven in part by unusually high group cancellation revenues received in the fourth quarter of 2004.

Gaylord Opryland posted a 30.4 percent growth in revenues in the fourth quarter of 2005 compared to the prior-year quarter. RevPAR increased 13.0 percent to $120.60, driven by a 7.4 percentage point occupancy increase and a 2.6 percent increase in ADR. Total RevPAR grew 33.1 percent to $293.66 in the fourth quarter of 2005 compared to $220.71 in the prior-year quarter, driven by overall higher occupancy levels in the quarter which topped 80 percent and strong growth in outside-the-room spending by both group and transient guests. The return of the Radio City Rockettes to Opryland drove increases in transient and local demand in the fourth quarter of 2005 compared to the prior-year quarter. Opryland's operating statistics exclude approximately 5,056 room nights that were out of service in the fourth quarter of 2005 as a result of the hotel's previously announced room renovation program, which will continue through 2007. CCF grew 19.7 percent to $20.2 million versus $16.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2004. CCF in the fourth quarter of 2004 included a $3.1 million accrual of a property tax refund. CCF margin in the fourth quarter of 2005, which declined 236 basis points to 26.4 percent, was adversely affected by higher energy costs and the aforementioned property tax refund.

For the Gaylord Texan, revenues increased 21.6 percent to $46.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2005 compared to $38.0 million in the prior-year quarter. RevPAR increased 19.2 percent to $117.30 from $98.41 in the fourth quarter of 2004, driven by a 12.4 percent increase in ADR and a 3.9 percentage point increase in occupancy. Total RevPAR grew 21.6 percent to $332.01 in the fourth quarter of 2005, from $273.04 in the same period last year. Strong gains in RevPAR and Total RevPAR were driven by an outstanding reception given to the Texan's first annual ICE! celebration, a favorite holiday offering that is already a strong transient and local demand driver at the Palms and Opryland properties. CCF increased 46.5 percent to $11.0 million from $7.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2004, resulting in a CCF margin of 23.8 percent, or a 404 basis point increase over the fourth quarter of 2004, despite the Texan incurring higher energy costs in the fourth quarter of 2005.

Development Update

Construction continues to progress on Gaylord's newest project, the Gaylord National, with fourth quarter bookings growing by 63.4 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2004. The National booked an additional 184,000 room nights in the fourth quarter of 2005, bringing the cumulative net definite production for the property to approximately 547,000 room nights. Having taken bookings for only the last five quarters, the National continues to set production records for Gaylord Hotels with more than two years until its opening in the first quarter of 2008.

Construction costs remain volatile and, as previously described by the company, have increased since the original estimate in 2004. While construction costs have increased, so too have the property's advance bookings and average daily rate. Due to this strong demand, Gaylord announces its intentions to expand the project by 500 rooms and 25,000 to 30,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, subject to approval by Prince George's County of additional economic incentives for the project. The net increase of the construction costs, expansion costs, and economic incentives, excluding pre-opening costs and capitalized interest expense, is expected to be $235 million to $285 million. Returns for the overall project are expected to exceed the Company's targeted 12.0 percent un-levered, after-tax return.

"Given the tremendous customer response we have had to the Gaylord National, we have decided to increase the scope of the project by adding 500 rooms," said Reed. "We are, however, mindful of the escalating construction costs that have recently occurred nationwide and will continue to balance this issue in an effort to maintain high returns for our shareholders."

In 2005, Gaylord incurred $56.7 million in capital expenditures related to the construction of the Gaylord National.

ResortQuest

ResortQuest fourth quarter 2005 revenues increased 23.0 percent to $41.4 million, compared to $33.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2004. Fourth quarter 2005 RevPAR increased to $53.68 or 1.2 percent over the prior-year quarter. ADR increased 7.1 percent to $129.35 from $120.77 in the fourth quarter of 2004, while occupancy decreased 2.4 percentage points to 41.5 percent compared to 43.9 percent in the prior-year quarter. Fourth quarter 2005 operating loss was $13.2 million compared to an operating loss of $9.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2004. ResortQuest CCF was a loss of $7.5 million for the period versus a loss of $7.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2004.

The principal driver of CCF variance in the fourth quarter of 2005 versus 2004 was off-season operating losses at businesses that were acquired in 2005, including Whistler, Hilton Head and Aspen, as well as a decline in closed real estate brokerage transactions. CCF in the fourth quarter of 2005 included $2.3 million from Gaylord's share of proceeds related to the sale of the Mauka Tower, a 72-room hotel adjacent to the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii that was purchased in 2005 along with the Waikiki Beach Hotel by a joint venture between Gaylord and Deutsche Bank's Real Estate Opportunities Group.

In the fourth quarter of 2005, ResortQuest had 16,353 units under exclusive management, excluding units reflected in discontinued operations. ResortQuest operating statistics for all periods presented exclude units in discontinued markets and units out of service, which include units damaged by hurricanes. Operating results for ResortQuest's non-core markets that are being exited are reflected in Gaylord's consolidated financial results as discontinued operations, net of taxes, for all periods presented.

"The fourth quarter continued to be a restructuring and rebuilding time for ResortQuest," said Reed. "We further streamlined our properties to focus on markets where ResortQuest is a leader and has significant market share opportunity. In addition, we are beginning to see the first results of our efforts in branding and technology, most recently demonstrated by the launch of our consumer friendly website. We look forward to ResortQuest emerging as a brand that has an engaging affinity with our customers, similar to Gaylord Hotels."

Opry and Attractions

Opry and Attractions segment revenues decreased to $15.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2005, compared to $18.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2004. Opry and Attractions reported operating income of $0.3 million for the period, compared to an operating income of $2.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2004. CCF decreased to $1.7 million in the fourth quarter 2005 from $3.6 million in the prior-year quarter. Segment performance in the fourth quarter was negatively affected by event cancellations affecting Corporate Magic, Gaylord's event planning and production business.

In November, Gaylord signed a multi-year deal with television network Great American Country ("GAC"), extending GAC's broadcast rights for their highest rated show, Grand Ole Opry Live. The agreement provides GAC broadcast rights for an increased number of new Grand Ole Opry Live shows, and outlines plans to develop several new Opry-related programs going forward. According to Nielsen Media Research, GAC is one of the fastest growing networks in the U.S.

"We are excited about our affiliation with Great American Country," said Reed. "GAC is an excellent distribution outlet and partner for the Opry brand, as it expands the Opry's audience and gives country music a coast-to-coast showcase. The Opry also reached new audiences through two special shows with GAC's sister channel, the Shop at Home Network, which offered viewers the ability to purchase special Opry merchandise. We will continue to pursue additional partnerships to broaden the reach and merchandising opportunity of the Opry."

Corporate and Other

Corporate and Other operating loss totaled $12.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2005, compared to an operating loss of $11.4 million in the same period last year. Corporate and Other operating losses in the fourth quarter of 2005 and 2004 included non-cash charges of $1.0 and $1.2 million, respectively. Non-cash charges include items such as depreciation and amortization, and the non-cash portion of the Naming Rights Agreement expense in the fourth quarter of 2004. Corporate and Other CCF for the fourth quarter of 2005 increased to a loss of $10.5 million compared to a loss of $9.7 million in the prior-year quarter.

Bass Pro Shops

For the quarter ended December 31 , 2005, Gaylord's equity income from its investment in Bass Pro was $0.3 million.

On December 14, 2005, the shareholders of Bass Pro, Inc. contributed their stock in Bass Pro, Inc. to Bass Pro Group, LLC, a newly-formed Delaware limited liability company. The majority owner of Bass Pro, Inc. also contributed (simultaneously with the contributions of the Bass Pro, Inc. stock) equity interests in Tracker Marine, LLC, Big Cedar LLC and certain related assets to Bass Pro Group, LLC. Following these contributions, Gaylord's stake in Bass Pro Group, LLC (the new parent company of Bass Pro, Inc., Tracker Marine and Big Cedar) is 13.0 percent, down from a 26.6 percent ownership interest in Bass Pro, Inc. The transaction is expected to be accretive to Gaylord. The restructuring of Bass Pro did not impact recognition of Bass Pro, Inc. equity income by Gaylord in 2005, since Gaylord accounts for its share of Bass Pro, Inc. equity income one month in arrears. Gaylord will continue to account for its stake in Bass Pro Group, LLC using the equity method of accounting.

Liquidity

At December 31, 2005, the company had long-term debt outstanding, including current portion, of $600.3 million and unrestricted and restricted cash and short term investments of $84.0 million. $566.5 million of the company's $600.0 million credit facility remains undrawn at the end of the fourth quarter of 2005, which included $13.5 million in letters of credit.

Gaylord is currently evaluating financing alternatives to fund Gaylord National's planned expansion costs and increased construction costs. Alternatives may include the issuance of debt or equity, the sale of assets, or a combination thereof.

Outlook

The following outlook is based on current information as of February 14, 2006. The company does not expect to update guidance until next quarter's earnings release. However, the company may update its full business outlook or any portion thereof at any time for any reason.
"We expect to continue making strong progress in all of our operating businesses against their strategic objectives in 2006," said Colin V. Reed, chairman and chief executive officer of Gaylord Entertainment. "The prospects for our convention hotel business continue to be strong, as the Gaylord Hotels brand increasingly resonates among meeting planners and associations throughout the country. As we continue to offer the highest customer service and superior entertainment and dining options, we expect RevPAR and Total RevPAR to accelerate in the coming year. Our Gaylord National project continues to gain momentum as advance bookings have steadily trended upwards. And, we are thrilled to have been selected for the Chula Vista project and are hopeful that these discussions will lead to the development of the West Coast's finest convention hotel."

Gaylord's 2006 outlook reflects approximately 25,000 room nights out of service due to room renovation at Gaylord's Opryland Hotel.
"At ResortQuest, we expect our investments in operating infrastructure will have an effect in 2006 and revenue trends for the first quarter of 2006 appear solid," concluded Reed. "Measures have been taken to reduce our exposure to the effects of hurricanes. However, any long lasting impacts of the past two years on the Gulf Coast region or additional unforeseen weather patterns, have the potential to negatively affect our business."

In the first quarter of 2006, the company launched its new website, ResortQuest.com. The company also expects to reduce its inventory by approximately 750 units due to the termination of unprofitable management agreements in Northwest Florida and other eastern markets, as well as the settlement of a legal dispute.
 

                                                 2006
                                                CURRENT
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Consolidated Revenue                      $924 - 961 Million

Consolidated Cash Flow
   Gaylord Hotels                         $158 - 161 Million
   ResortQuest                             $21- 26 Million
   Opry and Attractions                    $10 - 11 Million
   Corporate and Other                    $(37 - 35 Million)
                                       ------------------------
   Consolidated CCF                       $152 - 163 Million

Gaylord Hotels advance bookings           1.3 - 1.4 Million
Gaylord Hotels RevPAR                          7% - 9%
Gaylord Hotels Total RevPAR                    7% - 9%


 
 
GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
Unaudited
(In thousands, except per share data)

                                Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
                                      Dec. 31            Dec. 31
                                 ------------------ ------------------
                                    2005     2004      2005     2004
                                 ------------------ ------------------
Revenues (a)                     $221,437 $188,645  $868,789 $730,827
Operating expenses:
   Operating costs (a)            146,371  121,841   554,860  466,511
   Selling, general and
    administrative (b)             56,408   49,425   204,662  184,952
    Impairment and other charges        -        -         -    1,212
    Restructuring charges               -      118         -      196
   Preopening costs                 1,676      (34)    5,005   14,205
   Depreciation and amortization   21,186   20,151    83,229   77,683
                                 ------------------ ------------------
     Operating (loss) income       (4,204)  (2,856)   21,033  (13,932)
                                 ------------------ ------------------

Interest expense, net of amounts
 capitalized                      (18,720) (16,053)  (73,169) (55,064)
Interest income                       659      486     2,479    1,501
Unrealized (loss) gain on Viacom
 stock                             (4,484)  31,138   (41,554) (87,914)
Unrealized gain (loss) on
 derivatives                        6,472  (27,781)   35,705   56,533
Income from unconsolidated
 companies                            189      442     2,169    3,825
Other gains and (losses), net         634   (1,301)    6,656    1,089
                                 ------------------ ------------------

     Loss before benefit from income
      taxes                       (19,454) (15,925)  (46,681) (93,962)

Benefit for income taxes           (6,429)  (7,424)  (15,147) (39,709)
                                 ------------------ ------------------

Loss from continuing operations   (13,025)  (8,501)  (31,534) (54,253)

(Loss) income from discontinued
 operations, net of taxes             (40)    (399)   (2,416)     615
                                 ------------------ ------------------

     Net Loss                    $(13,065)$ (8,900) $(33,950)$(53,638)
                                 ================== ==================
Basic net loss per share:
-------------------------
     Loss from continuing
      operations                 $  (0.32)$  (0.21) $  (0.78)$ (1.37)
     (Loss) income from 
      discontinued operations,
       net of taxes              $      - $  (0.01) $  (0.07)$  0.02
                                 ------------------ ------------------
     Net Loss                    $  (0.32)$  (0.22) $  (0.85)$ (1.35)
                                 ================== ==================

Fully diluted net loss per share:
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     Loss from continuing
      operations                 $  (0.32)$  (0.21) $  (0.78)$  (1.37)
     (Loss) income from 
      discontinued operations,
       net of taxes              $    -   $  (0.01) $  (0.07)$   0.02
                                 ------------------ ------------------
     Net Loss                    $  (0.32)$  (0.22) $  (0.85)$  (1.35)
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Weighted average common shares
 for the period:
------------------------------
     Basic                         40,305   39,834    40,171   39,654
     Fully-diluted                 40,305   39,834    40,171   39,654
 

(a) Includes certain ResortQuest reimbursed management contract
    expenses incurred in the period of $10,536 and $9,211 for the
    three months ended December 31, 2005 and 2004, respectively, and
    $42,149 and $39,396 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2005
    and 2004, respectively.

(b) Includes non-cash lease expense of $2,118 and $1,638 for the three
    months ended December 31, 2005 and 2004 and $7,032 and $6,551 for
    the twelve months ended December 31, 2005 and 2004, respectively,
    related to the effect of recognizing the Gaylord Palms ground
    lease expense and other property lease expense on a straight-line
    basis. Also includes non-cash expense of $0 and $162 for the three
    months ended December 31, 2005 and 2004, respectively, and $64 and
    $835 for the twelve months ended December 31, 2005 and 2004,
    respectively, related to the effect of recognizing the Naming
    Rights Agreement for the Gaylord Entertainment Center on a
    straight-line basis.
 

            GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES

                CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                              Unaudited

                            (In thousands)

                                                Dec. 31,    Dec. 31,
                                                  2005        2004
                                              ----------- -----------
                          ASSETS
 Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents - unrestricted    $   59,798  $   43,498
  Cash and cash equivalents - restricted          24,196      42,963
  Short-term investments                               -      27,000
  Trade receivables, net                          36,366      30,873
  Deferred financing costs                        26,865      26,865
  Deferred income taxes                            8,861      10,411
  Other current assets                            29,852      21,066
  Current assets of discontinued operations        2,649      11,337
                                              ----------- -----------
   Total current assets                          188,587     214,013

 Property and equipment, net of accumulated
  depreciation                                 1,404,419   1,341,808
 Intangible assets, net of accumulated
  amortization                                    27,828      25,962
 Goodwill                                        177,998     162,792
 Indefinite lived intangible assets               40,315      40,315
 Investments                                     429,295     468,570
 Estimated fair value of derivative assets       220,430     187,383
 Long-term deferred financing costs               29,144      50,873
 Other long-term assets                           13,842      24,088
 Long-term assets of discontinued operations         646       5,241
                                              ----------- -----------
  Total assets                                $2,532,504  $2,521,045
                                              =========== ===========
 

           LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 Current liabilities:
  Current portion of long-term debt and
   capital lease obligations                  $    1,825   $     463
  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities       190,952     163,927
  Current liabilities of discontinued
   operations                                      3,650       5,794
                                              ----------- -----------
   Total current liabilities                     196,427     170,184

 Secured forward exchange contract               613,054     613,054
 Long-term debt and capital lease obligations,
  net of current portion                         598,475     575,946
 Deferred income taxes                           177,652     205,682
 Estimated fair value of derivative
  liabilities                                      1,994       4,514
 Other long-term liabilities                      96,218      81,942
 Long-term liabilities and minority interest
  of discontinued operations                         117         122
 Stockholders' equity                            848,567     869,601
                                              ----------- -----------

  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity  $2,532,504  $2,521,045
                                              =========== ===========
 

            GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
                    SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL RESULTS

                               Unaudited

               (in thousands, except operating metrics)
 

Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and
Amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA") and Consolidated Cash Flow ("CCF")
reconciliation:

                                Three Months Ended Dec. 31,
                              -------------------------------
                                  2005            2004
                              --------------- ---------------
                                $      Margin   $      Margin
                              --------------- ---------------
  Consolidated
  ------------
  Revenue                     $221,437 100.0% $188,645 100.0%

  Net loss                    $(13,065) -5.9%  $(8,900) -4.7%
  Loss (income) from
   discontinued operations,
   net of taxes                     40   0.0%      399   0.2%
  (Benefit) provision for
   income taxes                 (6,429) -2.9%   (7,424) -3.9%
  Other (gains) and losses,
   net                            (634) -0.3%    1,301   0.7%
  (Income) loss from
   unconsolidated companies       (189) -0.1%     (442) -0.2%
  Unrealized (gain) loss on
   derivatives                  (6,472) -2.9%   27,781  14.7%
  Unrealized loss (gain) on
   Viacom stock                  4,484   2.0%  (31,138)-16.5%
  Interest expense, net         18,061   8.2%   15,567   8.3%
                              --------------- ---------------
  Operating (loss) income       (4,204) -1.9%   (2,856) -1.5%
  Depreciation & amortization   21,186   9.6%   20,151  10.7%
                              --------------- ---------------
  Adjusted EBITDA               16,982   7.7%   17,295   9.2%
  Pre-opening costs              1,676   0.8%      (34)  0.0%
  Non-cash lease expense         2,118   1.0%    1,638   0.9%
  Non-cash naming rights for
   Gaylord Arena                     -   0.0%      162   0.1%
  Impairment and other non-
   cash charges                      -   0.0%        -   0.0%
  Non-recurring ResortQuest
   integration charges (1)         224   0.1%      563   0.3%
  Loss on sale of business           -   0.0%    1,817   1.0%
  Other gains and (losses),
   net                             634   0.3%   (1,301) -0.7%
  Gain on sale of Ryman
   Auditorium parking lot            -   0.0%        -   0.0%
  Gain on sale of songs.com          -   0.0%        -   0.0%
  Loss on sale of assets           376   0.2%        -   0.0%
  Dividends received from
   RHAC, LLC                     2,417   1.1%        -   0.0%
                              --------------- ---------------
  CCF                          $24,427  11.0%  $20,140  10.7%
                              =============== ===============

  Hospitality segment
  -------------------
  Revenue                     $164,125 100.0% $136,043 100.0%
  Operating income              20,969  12.8%   15,819  11.6%
  Depreciation & amortization   16,148   9.8%   15,765  11.6%
  Pre-opening costs              1,676   1.0%      (34)  0.0%
  Non-cash lease expense         1,576   1.0%    1,638   1.2%
  Other gains and (losses),
   net                             (61)  0.0%        1   0.0%
  Loss on sale of assets           376   0.2%        -   0.0%
                              --------------- ---------------
  CCF                          $40,684  24.8%  $33,189  24.4%
                              =============== ===============

  ResortQuest segment
  -------------------
  Revenue                      $41,387 100.0%  $33,641 100.0%
  Operating (loss) income      (13,160)-31.8%   (9,581)-28.5%
  Depreciation & amortization    2,616   6.3%    2,063   6.1%
      Non-recurring
       ResortQuest integration
       charges (1)                 224   0.5%      563   1.7%
      Non-cash lease expense       542   1.3%        -   0.0%
   Loss on sale of business          -   0.0%    1,817   5.4%
  Other gains and (losses),
   net                            (161) -0.4%   (1,842) -5.5%
  Dividends received from
   RHAC, LLC                     2,417   5.8%        -   0.0%
                              --------------- ---------------
  CCF                          $(7,522)-18.2%  $(6,980)-20.7%
                              =============== ===============
 

  Opry and Attractions segment
  ----------------------------
  Revenue                      $15,825 100.0%  $18,816 100.0%
  Operating income                 315   2.0%    2,342  12.4%
  Depreciation & amortization    1,420   9.0%    1,297   6.9%
  Impairment and other non-
   cash charges                      -   0.0%        -   0.0%
  Other gains and (losses),
   net                               -   0.0%      (25) -0.1%
  Gain on sale of Ryman
   Auditorium parking lot            -   0.0%        -   0.0%
                              --------------- ---------------
  CCF                           $1,735  11.0%   $3,614  19.2%
                              =============== ===============

  Corporate and Other segment
  ----------------------------
  Revenue                         $100            $145
  Operating loss               (12,328)        (11,436)
  Depreciation & amortization    1,002           1,026
  Non-cash naming rights for
   Gaylord Arena                     -             162
  Other gains and (losses),
   net                             856             565
  Gain on sale of songs.com          -               -
  Gain on sale of assets             -               -
                              --------------- ---------------
  CCF                         $(10,470)        $(9,683)
                              =============== ===============
  

                                Twelve Months Ended Dec. 31,
                              ---------------------------------
                                   2005            2004
                              ---------------- ----------------
                                 $      Margin   $       Margin
                              ---------------- ----------------
  Consolidated
  ------------
  Revenue                      $868,789 100.0% $730,827  100.0%

  Net loss                     $(33,950) -3.9% $(53,638)  -7.3%
  Loss (income) from
   discontinued operations,
   net of taxes                   2,416   0.3%     (615)  -0.1%
  (Benefit) provision for
   income taxes                 (15,147) -1.7%  (39,709)  -5.4%
  Other (gains) and losses,
   net                           (6,656) -0.8%   (1,089)  -0.1%
  (Income) loss from
   unconsolidated companies      (2,169) -0.2%   (3,825)  -0.5%
  Unrealized (gain) loss on
   derivatives                  (35,705) -4.1%  (56,533)  -7.7%
  Unrealized loss (gain) on
   Viacom stock                  41,554   4.8%   87,914   12.0%
  Interest expense, net          70,690   8.1%   53,563    7.3%
                              ---------------- ----------------
  Operating (loss) income        21,033   2.4%  (13,932)  -1.9%
  Depreciation & amortization    83,229   9.6%   77,683   10.6%
                              ---------------- ----------------
  Adjusted EBITDA               104,262  12.0%   63,751    8.7%
  Pre-opening costs               5,005   0.6%   14,205    1.9%
  Non-cash lease expense          7,032   0.8%    6,551    0.9%
  Non-cash naming rights for
   Gaylord Arena                     64   0.0%      835    0.1%
  Impairment and other non-
   cash charges                       -   0.0%    1,212    0.2%
  Non-recurring ResortQuest
   integration charges (1)        2,040   0.2%    3,067    0.4%
  Loss on sale of business            -   0.0%    1,817    0.2%
  Other gains and (losses),
   net                            6,656   0.8%    1,089    0.1%
  Gain on sale of Ryman
   Auditorium parking lot        (2,077) -0.2%        -    0.0%
  Gain on sale of songs.com        (926) -0.1%        -    0.0%
  Loss on sale of assets            192   0.0%        -    0.0%
  Dividends received from
   RHAC, LLC                      2,844   0.3%        -    0.0%
                              ---------------- ----------------
  CCF                          $125,092  14.4%  $92,527   12.7%
                              ================ ================

  Hospitality segment
  -------------------
  Revenue                      $576,927 100.0% $473,051  100.0%
  Operating income               67,700  11.7%   29,320    6.2%
  Depreciation & amortization    63,188  11.0%   58,521   12.4%
  Pre-opening costs               5,005   0.9%   14,205    3.0%
  Non-cash lease expense          6,490   1.1%    6,551    1.4%
  Other gains and (losses),
   net                             (536) -0.1%     (106)   0.0%
  Loss on sale of assets            578   0.1%        -    0.0%
                              ---------------- ----------------
  CCF                          $142,425  24.7% $108,491   22.9%
                              ================ ================

  ResortQuest segment
  -------------------
  Revenue                      $224,253 100.0% $190,823  100.0%
  Operating (loss) income        (7,290) -3.3%      359    0.2%
  Depreciation & amortization    10,645   4.7%    9,210    4.8%
      Non-recurring
       ResortQuest integration
       charges (1)                2,040   0.9%    3,067    1.6%
      Non-cash lease expense        542   0.2%        -    0.0%
   Loss on sale of business           -   0.0%    1,817    1.0%
  Other gains and (losses),
   net                              718   0.3%   (1,770)  -0.9%
  Dividends received from
   RHAC, LLC                      2,844   1.3%        -    0.0%
                              ---------------- ----------------
  CCF                            $9,499   4.2%  $12,683    6.6%
                              ================ ================
 

  Opry and Attractions segment
  ----------------------------
  Revenue                       $67,097 100.0%  $66,565  100.0%
  Operating income                1,889   2.8%      336    0.5%
  Depreciation & amortization     5,347   8.0%    5,215    7.8%
  Impairment and other non-
   cash charges                       -   0.0%    1,212    1.8%
  Other gains and (losses),
   net                            1,886   2.8%      (20)   0.0%
  Gain on sale of Ryman
   Auditorium parking lot        (2,077) -3.1%        -    0.0%
                              ---------------- ----------------
  CCF                            $7,045  10.5%   $6,743   10.1%
                              ================ ================

  Corporate and Other segment
  ----------------------------
  Revenue                          $512            $388
  Operating loss                (41,266)        (43,947)
  Depreciation & amortization     4,049           4,737
  Non-cash naming rights for
   Gaylord Arena                     64             835
  Other gains and (losses),
   net                            4,588           2,985
  Gain on sale of songs.com        (926)              -
  Gain on sale of assets           (386)              -
                              ---------------- ----------------
  CCF                          $(33,877)       $(35,390)
                              ================ ================
 

(1) Under the terms of Gaylord's bond indentures and credit facility,
    non recurring costs and expenses related to the merger of
    ResortQuest and Gaylord Entertainment in Nov. 2003 are excluded
    from the calculation of Consolidated Cash Flow ("CCF").
    Non-recurring ResortQuest integration charges include severance
    payments, rebranding expenses, technology integration charges and
    other related non-recurring expenses related to the merger, not to
    exceed a total of $10 million.
 

          GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
                  SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL RESULTS

                            Unaudited

             (in thousands, except operating metrics)

                        --------------------  --------------------
                         Three Months Ended   Twelve  Months Ended
                               Dec. 31,              Dec. 31,
                        --------------------  --------------------
                          2005       2004       2005       2004
                        ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

HOSPITALITY OPERATING METRICS:

Gaylord Hospitality Segment (1)
-------------------------------

Occupancy                   74.6%      70.1%      73.9%      70.8%
Average daily rate (ADR) $155.79    $147.58    $149.73    $142.65
RevPAR                   $116.29    $103.39    $110.65    $100.99
OtherPAR                 $179.25    $138.99    $152.00    $124.92
Total RevPAR             $295.54    $242.38    $262.65    $225.91

Revenue                 $164,125   $136,043   $576,927   $473,051
CCF                      $40,684    $33,189   $142,425   $108,491
CCF Margin                  24.8%      24.4%      24.7%      22.9%

Gaylord Opryland (1)
--------------------

Occupancy                   80.2%      72.8%      75.4%      70.5%
Average daily rate (ADR) $150.43    $146.63    $139.43    $139.04
RevPAR                   $120.60    $106.69    $105.14     $98.06
OtherPAR                 $173.06    $114.02    $128.22     $99.59
Total RevPAR             $293.66    $220.71    $233.36    $197.65

Revenue                  $76,297    $58,499   $238,495   $208,410
CCF                      $20,150    $16,828    $54,911    $50,507
CCF Margin                  26.4%      28.8%      23.0%      24.2%

Gaylord Palms
-------------

Occupancy                   68.9%      69.0%      74.1%      73.9%
Average daily rate (ADR) $170.56    $161.28    $170.48    $164.61
RevPAR                   $117.57    $111.22    $126.32    $121.69
OtherPAR                 $189.79    $179.19    $196.26    $179.74
Total RevPAR             $307.36    $290.41    $322.58    $301.43

Revenue                  $39,757    $37,565   $165,547   $155,116
CCF                       $8,503     $8,202    $45,333    $41,342
CCF Margin                  21.4%      21.8%      27.4%      26.7%

Gaylord Texan
-------------

Occupancy                   69.7%      65.8%      71.7%      68.5%
Average daily rate (ADR) $168.21    $149.67    $162.03    $138.19
RevPAR                   $117.30     $98.41    $116.20     $94.70
OtherPAR                 $214.71    $174.63    $183.00    $151.82
Total RevPAR             $332.01    $273.04    $299.20    $246.52

Revenue                  $46,155    $37,956   $165,015   $102,063
CCF                      $10,971     $7,490    $39,652    $14,496
CCF Margin                  23.8%      19.7%      24.0%      14.2%

Nashville Radisson and Other (2)
---------------------------------

Occupancy                   74.2%      70.9%      70.0%      67.3%
Average daily rate (ADR)  $87.78     $85.29     $87.51     $83.70
RevPAR                    $65.12     $60.47     $61.27     $56.33
OtherPAR                  $11.10     $12.08     $11.78     $10.82
Total RevPAR              $76.22     $72.55     $73.05     $67.15

Revenue                   $1,916     $2,023     $7,870     $7,462
CCF                       $1,060       $669     $2,529     $2,146
CCF Margin                  55.3%      33.1%      32.1%      28.8%

Gaylord Hospitality Segment ("Same Store", excludes the Gaylord Texan
 for Twelve Months Ended December 31) (1)
---------------------------------------------------------------------

Occupancy                   74.6%      70.1%      74.6%      71.4%
Average daily rate (ADR) $155.79    $147.58    $145.77    $143.71
RevPAR                   $116.29    $103.39    $108.79    $102.54
OtherPAR                 $179.25    $138.99    $141.62    $118.29
Total RevPAR             $295.54    $242.38    $250.41    $220.83

Revenue                 $164,125   $136,043   $411,912   $370,988
CCF                      $40,684    $33,189   $102,773    $93,995
CCF Margin                  24.8%      24.4%      25.0%      25.3%

RESORTQUEST OPERATING METRICS:

ResortQuest Segment (3)
------------------------

Occupancy                   41.5%      43.9%      53.1%      54.4%
ADR                      $129.35    $120.77    $157.26    $148.64
RevPAR                    $53.68     $53.04     $83.56     $80.82
Total Units               16,353     15,358     16,353     15,358
 

(1) Excludes 5,056 and 28,997 room nights that were taken out of
    service during the three months and twelve months ended December
    31, 2005, respectively, as a result of the rooms renovation
    program at Gaylord Opryland.

(2) Includes other hospitality revenue and expense

(3) Excludes units in discontinued markets and units out of service,
    including units damaged by hurricanes.
 
 

            GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARIES
             RECONCILIATION OF FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

                               Unaudited

               (in thousands, except operating metrics)

 Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and
  Amortization ("Adjusted EBITDA") and Consolidated Cash Flow ("CCF")
  reconciliation:
                                                     Guidance Range
                                                    (Full Year 2006)
  
                                                      Low       High
                                                   --------- ---------
 Consolidated
 ------------
Estimated Operating income (loss)                   $36,800   $47,800
 Estimated Depreciation & amortization               90,100    90,100
                                                   --------- ---------
Estimated Adjusted EBITDA                          $126,900  $137,900
 Estimated Pre-opening costs                          6,000     6,000
 Estimated Non-cash lease expense                     6,600     6,600
 Estimated Gains and (losses), net                   12,500    12,500
                                                   --------- ---------
Estimated CCF                                      $152,000  $163,000
                                                   ========= =========

 Hospitality segment
 -------------------
Estimated Operating income (loss)                   $78,200   $81,200
 Estimated Depreciation & amortization               66,000    66,000
                                                   --------- ---------
Estimated Adjusted EBITDA                          $144,200  $147,200
 Estimated Pre-opening costs                          6,000     6,000
 Estimated Non-cash lease expense                     6,600     6,600
 Estimated Gains and (losses), net                    1,200     1,200
                                                   --------- ---------
Estimated CCF                                      $158,000  $161,000
                                                   ========= =========

 ResortQuest segment
 -------------------
Estimated Operating income (loss)                    $4,100    $9,100
 Estimated Depreciation & amortization               12,800    12,800
                                                   --------- ---------
Estimated Adjusted EBITDA                           $16,900   $21,900
 Estimated Gains and (losses), net                    4,100     4,100
                                                   --------- ---------
Estimated CCF                                       $21,000   $26,000
                                                   ========= =========

 Opry and Attractions segment
 ----------------------------
Estimated Operating income (loss)                    $4,200    $5,200
 Estimated Depreciation & amortization                5,600     5,600
                                                   --------- ---------
Estimated Adjusted EBITDA                            $9,800   $10,800
 Estimated Gains and (losses), net                      200       200
                                                   --------- ---------
Estimated CCF                                       $10,000   $11,000
                                                   ========= =========

 Corporate and Other segment
 ---------------------------
Estimated Operating income (loss)                  $(49,700) $(47,700)
 Estimated Depreciation &
  amortization                                        5,700     5,700
                                                   --------- ---------
Estimated Adjusted EBITDA                          $(44,000) $(42,000)
 Estimated Gains and (losses), net                    7,000     7,000
                                                   --------- ---------
Estimated CCF                                      $(37,000) $(35,000)
                                                   ========= =========
 

(1) The company calculates total revenue per available room ("Total RevPAR") by dividing the sum of room sales, food & beverage, and other ancillary services revenue by room nights available to guests for the period, excluding guest rooms taken out of service as result of Gaylord Opryland's room renovation program during 2005.
(2) The company calculates revenue per available room ("RevPAR") for its hospitality segment by dividing room sales by room nights available to guests for the period, excluding guest rooms taken out of service as a result of Gaylord Opryland's room renovation program during 2005. The company calculates revenue per available room ("RevPAR") for its ResortQuest segment by dividing gross lodging revenues by room nights available to guests for the period. The company's ResortQuest segment revenue represents a portion of the gross lodging revenues based on the services provided by ResortQuest. ResortQuest segment revenue and operating expenses include certain reimbursed management contract expenses incurred in the period of $10.5 million and $9.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2005 and 2004, respectively.
(3) Adjusted EBITDA is used herein as essentially operating income plus depreciation and amortization (refer to footnote 4 below). Consolidated Cash Flow (which is used in this release as that term is defined in the Indentures governing the company's 8% and 6.75% senior notes) also excludes the impact of pre-opening costs, the non-cash portion of the naming rights and Florida ground lease expense, impairment and other charges, non-recurring ResortQuest integration charges which when added to other expenses related to the merger do not exceed $10 million, the non-cash gain on the sale of the songs.com domain name, the Ryman Auditorium parking lot and other fixed assets and adds (subtracts) other gains (losses) and dividends received from our minority investment in RHAC, L.L.C., which owns the Aston Waikiki Beach hotel. The Consolidated Cash Flow measure is one of the principal tools used by management in evaluating the operating performance of the company's business and represents the method by which the Indentures calculate whether or not the company can incur additional indebtedness (for instance in order to incur certain additional indebtedness, Consolidated Cash Flow for the most recent four fiscal quarters as a ratio to debt service must be at least 2 to 1). The calculation of these amounts as well as a reconciliation of those amounts to net income or segment operating income is included as part of the Supplemental Financial Results contained in this press release.
(4) Adjusted EBITDA (defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization, as well as certain unusual items) is used herein because we believe it allows for a more complete analysis of operating performance by presenting an analysis of operations separate from the earnings impact of capital transactions and without certain items that do not impact our ongoing operations such as the effect of the changes in fair value of the Viacom stock we own and changes in the fair value of the derivative associated with our secured forward exchange contract and gains on the sale of assets. In accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, the changes in fair value of the Viacom stock and derivatives are not included in determining our operating income (loss). The information presented should not be considered as an alternative to any measure of performance as promulgated under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States (such as operating income, net income, or cash from operations), nor should it be considered as an indicator of overall financial performance. Adjusted EBITDA does not fully consider the impact of investing or financing transactions, as it specifically excludes depreciation and interest charges, which should also be considered in the overall evaluation of our results of operations. Our method of calculating adjusted EBITDA may be different from the method used by other companies and therefore comparability may be limited. A reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA to net income is presented in the Supplemental Financial Results contained in this press release.

About Gaylord Entertainment
Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET - News), a leading hospitality and entertainment company based in Nashville, Tenn., owns and operates three industry-leading brands - Gaylord Hotels (www.gaylordhotels.com), its network of upscale, meetings-focused resorts, ResortQuest (www.resortquest.com), the nation's largest vacation rental property management company, and the Grand Ole Opry (www.opry.com), the weekly showcase of country music's finest performers for 80 consecutive years. The company's entertainment brands and properties include the Radisson Hotel Opryland, Ryman Auditorium, General Jackson Showboat, Springhouse Links, Wildhorse Saloon, and WSM-AM. For more information about the company, visit www.gaylordentertainment.com.

This press release contains statements as to the company's beliefs and expectations of the outcome of future events that are forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. These include the risks and uncertainties associated with economic conditions affecting the hospitality business generally, the timing of the opening of new facilities, increased costs associated with building and developing new hotel facilities, business levels at the company's hotels, risks associated with ResortQuest's business, the company's ability to successfully integrate and achieve operating efficiencies at ResortQuest, and the ability to obtain financing for new developments. The company's ability to achieve forecasted results for its ResortQuest business depends upon levels of occupancy at ResortQuest units under management, returning damaged units to service on a timely basis and the successful roll-out of new ResortQuest technology initiatives. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to differ are described in the filings made from time to time by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking statements made by it to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date hereof or the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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Contact:

Gaylord Entertainment   
David Kloeppel, 615-316-6101
dkloeppel@gaylordentertainment.com
 

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Also See: 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
The 1,500 room Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on the Potomac to Open in March 2008, Will Be Largest Largest Hotel and Convention Center in the Washington DC Area / September 2004


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