Gaylord Hotels Names Hayat Pronovost

Gaylord Hotels today announced Hayat Pronovost has been named director of national accounts. Pronovost will also be responsible for continued development of national accounts for the upscale Gaylord Hotels brand in the midwestern United States.

“Hayat’s extensive hospitality and meeting planning experience will be a tremendous asset to our hospitality team,” said Randy Miller, senior vice president of sales for Gaylord Hotels. “As we ready to open our third luxurious Gaylord Hotel - Gaylord Opryland Texas in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex - in April 2004, Hayat will focus on solidifying relationships with our customers and growing our customer base in the Midwest.

Pronovost joins Gaylord Hotels from Hinton & Grusich, Chicago, Ill., where she was national sales manager for more than 500 corporate, association and third-party accounts. Prior to that, she served as a convention coordinator for Smith, Bucklin & Associates in Chicago, Ill. Pronovost received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne. She currently serves as chairman for the MPI-CAC Mentoring Program.
Gaylord Entertainment, a leading hospitality and entertainment company based in Nashville, Tenn., owns and operates Gaylord Hotels branded properties including the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville and the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla. The company also owns and operates the Radisson Opryland Hotel in Nashville and Corporate Magic, a corporate messaging and marketing firm. Its entertainment brands include the Grand Ole Opry, the Ryman Auditorium, the General Jackson Showboat, the Springhouse Golf Club, the Wildhorse Saloon, and WSM-AM Radio. Gaylord Entertainment’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GET. For more information about the company, visit