Gaylord to Add 500 Rooms to New Property

Nashville, Tenn. -- Gaylord Entertainment said today that it plans to add another 500 rooms to its convention property under construction in suburban Washington, D.C.

"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," Gaylord chief executive Colin V. Reed said in the company's fourth-quarter earnings report.

The hotel will now contain 2,000 guest rooms. The meeting space will remain as previously planned, approximately 400,000 square feet. A 20,000-square-foot spa is also included in the project.

Situated along the Potomac River, the Gaylord National is expected to open in 2008.