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Thomas Petrillo Named Vice President/Hotel Manager for Gaylord Palms
Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida


KISSIMMEE, Fla (August 11, 2010) – Thomas R. Petrillo has been named Vice President/Hotel Manager of the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center announced Johann Krieger, Senior Vice President/General Manager.

Petrillo, who most recently was Resident Manager at the 1418-room Hilton Orlando Convention Center, will be responsible for all day-to-day operations at the 63- acre convention center resort.
 
“We’re excited to welcome Tom to the Gaylord family!  His past experience with large-scale properties, coupled with his extensive food and beverage background, make him a perfect fit with our resort,” boasted Krieger.
 
Petrillo’s established career also includes executive food and beverage positions with Hilton Hotels Corporation as well as management positions at the Hilton Short Hills, NJ and the Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii.  He is a graduate of Cornell University.

The 1409-room Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center has gained the attention of the meeting and convention industry by providing world-class convention and leisure-focused amenities – all in one place.  The award-winning resort is a Gaylord Hotels-branded property owned by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a leading hospitality and entertainment company based in Nashville, Tenn.  For reservations and information, visit www.gaylordpalms.com or www.gaylordentertainment.com.
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Contact: 
 
Jeff Abbaticchio
Director of Public Relations
Phone: 407-586-0315 
jabbaticchio@gaylordhotels.com
 
 
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Also See: Kemp Gallineau Promoted to SVP and Chief Sales Officer for Gaylord Hotels and Johann Krieger Promoted to SVP and General Manager of the Gaylord Palms / December 2009

Kemp Gallineau Promoted to SVP and General Manager of the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida / March 2006

David Kloeppel Replacing the Departing John Caparella as Gaylord Entertainment's Chief Operating Officer / June 2009
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