by Lisa A. Grimaldi | May 25, 2018
The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla., will undergo a $150 million expansion. The project will add 303 guest rooms to the resort's current 1,416 room inventory and 90,000 square feet of meeting and prefunction space, which will give the property a total of 490,000 square feet of convention, meeting and prefunction space.
Included in the work are a new 30,000-square-foot ballroom, 30,000 square feet of breakout space and approximately 30,000 square feet of prefunction space. Other enhancements include a new multi-level parking structure, an expansion of the property's resort pool (a new lazy-river feature will be added) and a new events lawn. Construction on the meeting space, rooms expansion and pool enhancements is expected to begin in spring 2019 and completed by spring 2021.
Colin Reed, chairman and CEO of Ryman Hospitality Properties, which owns the Marriott-managed hotel, said in a statement, "Gaylord Palms is ideally positioned in one of the most attractive convention and leisure destinations in the country. Much like our recently-completed Gaylord Texan expansion, we believe this expansion will allow us to meet the increasing demand we are seeing from large group customers seeking additional high-quality meeting space in a way that takes full advantage of our existing resort infrastructure."
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