The Marriott-operated, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Maryland, opened on April 1, 2008. TAL Design, Las Vegas (formerly ABA Design) was hired by Gaylord Hotels to design-build the interiors. TAL Design wanted to use Golden Spider for the lobby and corridors of the hotel due to its success at the Wynn Hotel + Casino and the Encore Hotel + Casino, Las Vegas.
The timing for this selection was poor because Wynn was using it again for the Wynn Hotel + Casino, Macau project which Stone Ally (formerly Stone Connection) was supplying. There was not enough time to quarry and deliver both projects with the same material. The $870 million project had over 1.3 million room nights booked before its grand opening, which created extra pressure to keep the project on schedule.
We were able to determine that there would be a shortage of Golden Spider, because we were supplying both projects. Steve says, “I recommended Calcutta White marble to the design team. It’s a beautiful product and it met their aesthetic needs. More importantly, selecting a different stone insured that Gaylord Hotels would not lose projected income.”
Stone Ally worked with TAL Design, Las Vegas on both the Wynn Hotel + Casino and Encore Hotel + Casino. This is how the designers became acquainted with Golden Spider marble. Stone Ally is proud to have provided stone Gaylord National Resort + Convention Center, the largest non-gaming hotel and convention center on the East Coast of the United States.
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