The Marriott Gaylord National Hotel Installs Commute-A-Walk®

The Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center has recently installed an East Island Aviation Commute-A-Walk® as a retractable pedestrian walkway.

In 2017 Ryman Properties, the operator of the Marriott Gaylord National hotel constructed a beautiful Riverfront Ballroom on the Potomac River.

However, due to fire lane restrictions they were unable to connect the hotel with the ballroom with a fixed structure. As a result the guests going to and from the ballroom were exposed to inclement weather conditions. In addition, the back of house staff had to deal with the same conditions for catering.

Ryman needed a solution that would protect its staff and guests yet still comply with local fire codes. They needed a portable and retractable pedestrian walkway that could be easily deployed & stowed on demand.

The solution was our Commute-A-Walk® portable walkway.

Working with their architects, we developed a five section walkway system that inter-connects the hotel and the kitchen to the ballroom with a section to accommodate ADA and physically impaired guests. When the walkway is not needed it is transported to a storage area via custom trailers provided by East Island Aviation.

Phase II is scheduled to be complete mid-February.  Look for more pictures soon.

For more information on East Island Aviation’s portable and retractable pedestrian walkway system, feel free to contact us.