Marriott Will Acquire Gaylord Hotels

Your Marriott Rewards points just became ever-so-slightly more useful:

Marriott announced that it will acquire the small Gaylord Hotel chain, which includes 4 hotels that cater to conventioners and families. You’ll eventually be able to redeem your Marriott Rewards points for stays at the Gaylord Opryland, Gaylord Palms in Orlando, the Gaylord National (near DC), and the Gaylord Texan, which I’ve personally experienced in suburban Dallas and which I do not need to return to again without children.

Gaylord will continue to own the hotels, but the properties will be managed by Marriott.


  1. Gaylord was one of the deals during the rectnt Daily Getaways, I wonder if this will have any impact on those certificates? I think it was just award nights, not points, so hopefully they’ll still be valid!