Gaylord Hotels Joins Forces with the U.S. Marine Corps

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Toys Bring Joy and Hope to Children with December ‘Rooms for Good’ package.

"We hope that our Rooms for Good package guests will feel proud that they’re helping to fill not just the stockings and toy chests of kids across the country but more importantly, their hearts." - Amy Atkinson, VP, marketing and PR, Gaylord Hotels

Gaylord Hotels has joined the U.S. Marine Corps in its efforts to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas. The Marine Corps Toys for Tots program, which delivers new toys at Christmas with the intent of imparting a message of hope, is the featured Rooms for Good charity in December and will receive 10 percent of proceeds raised through a special package rate available at all four Gaylord Hotels properties.

“Christmas is a magnificent celebration at each of our hotels,” said Amy Atkinson, vice president of marketing and public relations, Gaylord Hotels. “But beyond the lights and decorations, the core of this holiday is about giving. We hope that our Rooms for Good package guests will feel proud that they’re helping to fill not just the stockings and toy chests of kids across the country but more importantly, their hearts. These children don’t have much, and receiving a gift doesn’t only provide joy, it inspires hope.”

“Partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps allows Gaylord Hotels to focus on giving back to our communities during the holiday season,” added Atkinson. “Through our Rooms for Good program we have been able to reach people in need through many different avenues, and we are proud to incorporate the Toys for Tots program into our already exciting Christmas season.”

The Rooms for Good package rate starts at $179* per couple, per night, based on availability. It includes one night’s accommodations at one of the four Gaylord Hotels resorts, which are located in the Washington, D.C. metro area; just outside of Orlando, Fla., in Kissimmee; in Nashville, Tenn.; and in the Dallas/Ft. Worth-area. December’s Toys for Tots program will also include an exclusive military rate, starting a $139* per couple for active and retired military (proper identification required at check-in).

Rooms for Good is a co-operative marketing and fundraising program that benefits a different charitable organization each month. In addition to raising money for non-profit organizations, Gaylord Hotels raises awareness of the cause through its advertising, public relations and social media platforms.

For more information about the program and to book a Rooms for Good getaway, visit http://www.RoomsForGood.com.

About Gaylord Hotels®
Gaylord Hotels® is a collection of four upscale, resorts which afford endless opportunities for leisure travelers and conventioneers. The hotel company’s hallmark – “everything in one place” – provides vacationers with diverse dining options, quality spa and fitness center services, top-notch entertainment, on-site shopping and endless activities – all within each resort. Gaylord Hotels is a pioneer in the hotel and convention industry with properties in the nation’s most desirable destinations. Gaylord Hotels include Gaylord Opryland® in Nashville, Tennessee; Gaylord Palms® in Kissimmee, Florida near Orlando; and Gaylord Texan® on Lake Grapevine near Dallas, Texas, and Gaylord National® on the Potomac in National Harbor, Maryland. Gaylord Hotels is owned and operated by Gaylord Entertainment (NYSE: GET), a leading hospitality and entertainment company based in Nashville, Tenn. For more information, please visit: http://www.GaylordHotels.com.

About The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation
Toys for Tots, a 65 year national charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, provides happiness and hope to economically disadvantaged children during each Christmas holiday season. The toys, books and other gifts collected and distributed by the Marines offer these children recognition, confidence and a positive memory for a lifetime. It is such experiences that help children become responsible citizens and caring members of their community. Last year the Marine Corps fulfilled the holiday hopes and dreams of 7.2 million less fortunate children in 714 communities nationwide. For more information, visit http://www.ToysForTots.org..

*The rate varies at each resort and excludes tax, parking and resort fee.

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