Central Florida's Top Employers 2011: Gaylord Entertainment Co.

Gaylord Entertainment Co.

is a hospitality and entertainment company based in Nashville, Tenn. Its hotels include the Gaylord Palms in


, Gaylord Opryland in Nashville, Gaylord Texan near Dallas, and Gaylord National in National Harbor, Md. The company's holdings also include country music's Grand Ole Opry and a number of other entities.

2011 rank: 66

2010 rank: 70

Full-time employees in 2011: 1,023

Part-time employees in 2011: 71

Total employees in 2011: 1,094

Total employees in 2010: 900

Footnote: *Gaylord: Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center; total does not include 688 on-call or seasonal workers.