Parton said her decision was prompted byTuesday’s vote of Gaylord shareholders to sell the Gaylord brand and management rights of several Gaylord properties — including Gaylord Opryland — to Marriott International Inc.
“Gaylord makes decisions that they feel are good for their company and their stockholders and I have to make decisions based on what is best for me and the Dollywood Co.,” Parton said in a statement. “Governor Haslam, Mayor Dean, and all the folks in government have been great to work with. I really appreciate their support through this process.”
In August, Parton announced that plans for the park were in a “holding pattern.”
Eric SnyderAssistant Managing Editor-Nashville Business Journal