NASHVILLE, Tenn. – August 19, 2011 – Gaylord Hotels will further demonstrate its commitment to the environment this September through its support for Conservation International . As the featured charity for the Gaylord Hotels Rooms for Good program during the month of September, Conservation International will receive 10 percent of proceeds raised through a special package rate available at all four Gaylord resorts.
Conservation International (CI) is a non-profit organization that works to create a healthy planet to ensure a better life for everyone, everywhere. CI helps communities, countries and societies protect tropical forests, lush grasslands, rivers, wetlands, abundant lakes and the sea. CI believes that every person on Earth deserves a healthy environment and the fundamental benefits that nature provides. By working with partners, CI is forging a brighter future for both people and nature.
“We are thrilled to be Gaylord Hotels' selected charity this month as part of their Rooms for Good program,” said Andrew Wilson, vice president of corporate relations at Conservation International. “Support like this is so important in enabling Conservation International to continue its mission of maintaining a healthy planet for the well-being of humanity.”
The exclusive Conservation International Rooms for Good package rate starts at $179* per couple/per night, based on availability. It includes one night’s accommodations at one of Gaylord Hotels’ four properties, located in some of America’s most popular destinations, including the Washington, D.C. metro area, just outside of Orlando, Fla., in the heart of America’s Country Music Capital, Nashville, Tenn., and in the Dallas/Ft. Worth-area, in the Lone Star State.
“At Gaylord Hotels, we have an active and committed ‘Get Green’ program at all of our properties,” said Amy Atkinson, vice president of leisure marketing and public relations, Gaylord Hotels. “From our LED lighting project at Gaylord Texan to the state-of-the-art laundry facilities at Gaylord Opryland and efficiency campaign at Gaylord National, our long tradition of corporate and environmental responsibility has driven us both to the inception of the Rooms for Good program, and also to Conservation International as this month’s partner.”
Rooms for Good is a co-operative marketing and fundraising program that features a different charity 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 and to book a Rooms for Good getaway, visit 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: www.GaylordHotels.com.
About Conservation International
Building upon a strong foundation of science, partnership and field demonstration, Conservation International empowers societies to responsibly and sustainably care for nature, our global biodiversity, for the long term well-being of people. Founded in 1987, CI has headquarters in Arlington, Va. and nearly 900 employees working in more than 30 countries on four continents, plus 1,000+ partners around the world. For more information, visit www.conservation.org and follow us on Twitter: @ConservationOrg or Facebook: www.facebook.com/conservation.intl
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*The rate varies at each resort and excludes tax, parking and resort fee. More information is available at www.RoomsForGood.com.