Gaylord Entertainment Co. has announced plans to buy the Westin La Cantera Resort in San Antonio, double its room count, and rebrand it under the Gaylord flag. The $252 million acquisition, which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2008, would be the first purchase of an existing hotel by Gaylord. The 508-room hotel--with 39,000 square feet of meeting space and two golf courses--will undergo a major expansion. Gaylord purchased 90 acres adjacent to the hotel on which approximately ...

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