Gaylord Hotels is Helping Make-A-Wish® Grant Wishes

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Rooms for Good program to raise funds for the nation’s largest wish-granting organization throughout September and October.

"We have a history of working with [Make-A-Wish] and some of the wonderful families it serves so we are pleased to be working with them this fall. We hope to help Make-A-Wish grant a few more wishes to children." -Amy A. Atkinson, VP, Gaylord Hotels

Gaylord Hotels knows what it means to give voice to a good cause. The hotel group, working to support various charities through its Rooms for Good program, today announced Make-A-Wish® as its September/October Rooms for Good featured charity. Gaylord Hotels will donate 10 percent of Rooms for Good package rate available at all four Gaylord Hotels resorts throughout September and October to Make-A-Wish.

“At Gaylord Hotels, we also help create memories that last a lifetime,” said Amy A. Atkinson, vice president of marketing and public relations, Gaylord Hotels. “So this pairing with Make-A-Wish for our September and October Rooms for Good program is a great combination. We have a history of working with this organization and some of the wonderful families it serves so we are pleased to be working with them this fall. We hope to help Make-A-Wish grant a few more wishes to children.”

The nation’s largest wish-granting organization, Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Since 1980, beginning with one boy’s wish to become a police officer, Make-A-Wish has worked tirelessly to transform lives and make children’s wishes come true. Since that day, Make-A-Wish has granted the wishes of more than 212,000 children throughout the United States and its territories and grants a wish every 38 minutes.

“The Rooms for Good program will help have a positive impact on the wish kids we serve,” said David A. Williams, Make-A-Wish America president and chief executive officer. “The support and dedication Gaylord Hotels puts into this program helps our vision of granting the wish of every eligible child.”

The Rooms for Good package rate starts at $179* per couple, per night, based on availability at all the Gaylord Hotels resorts, located in Nashville, Tenn. and in the metro areas of Washington, D.C., Orlando, Fla., and Dallas, Texas.

For more information about the program and to book a Rooms for Good package, 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, onsite shopping and endless activities – all within each resort. 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; 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 Make-A-Wish
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 25,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 38 minutes. It has granted more than 212,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; nearly 14,000 in 2011 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at wish.org and discover how you can share the power of a wish®.

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

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