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Gaylord National Resort announces waterfront expansion

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., the largest, non-gaming hotel and convention center on the East Coast, announced a $20 million meeting’s facility expansion. The project is to include a freestanding 24,000 square-foot ballroom building offering 16,000 square feet of meeting space.

A $20M expansion project will add 16,000 sq. ft. of meeting space to Gaylord National Resort.
A $20M expansion project will add 16,000 sq. ft. of meeting space to Gaylord National Resort.

The new building, scheduled to open fall 2016, will be situated directly on the banks of the Potomac River and will feature glass windows on three sides, offering views of the river, the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and Old Town Alexandria.

“As National Harbor has grown, so too has the demand from our customers and the community for additional upscale event space for meetings and social functions,” said Colin Reed, chairman and CEO of hotel owner Ryman Hospitality Properties. “With its close proximity to the water and impressive year-round views, we believe this ballroom and its surrounding areas will be the premier location for small and medium-sized events in National Harbor.”

Also included will be an expansion of the current Orchard Terrace, enlarging this open-air events space to 39,000 square feet. The expanded Orchard Terrace, opening in September 2015, will be the new location for Gaylord National’s popular holiday programming.

The company has engaged architectural and interior design firm BLUR Workshop to design the new facilities.

For more information, visit GaylordNational.com


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