TRT Holdings

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TRT Holdings is a private holding company based in Dallas, Texas,[1] that owns hotel chain Omni Hotels, Gold's Gym International, Tana Exploration, an oil and gas exploration firm, Waldo's Dollar Mart in Mexico and many investments in other companies.[2][3] It was founded in 1989.[1]

Management[edit]

Robert Rowling, co-founded the company, and today serves as Owner, Chief Executive Officer and President.[4]

History[edit]

TRT Holdings was founded in 1989 by Texas oil entrepreneurs Reese Rowling and his son Robert Rowling. They had made a fortune in the oil industry through Tana Exploration Company.[3] The company has made several acquisitions over the years including the Omni Hotel chain in 1996[5] and Gold Gym International in 2004.[6]

Political ties[edit]

In 2010, Robert Rowling, company CEO, donated $1 million to the American Crossroads, a 527 organization that primarily has supported Republican candidates in state and national elections.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "TRT Holdings, Inc." Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved on October 22, 2011. "420 Decker Drive Suite 100 Irving, TX 75062"
  2. ^ PR Newswire, TRT Holdings press release, http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/trt-holdings-nominates-four-highly-qualified-and-experienced-directors-for-election-to-gaylord-entertainment-board-of-directors-61313627.html
  3. ^ a b Hoovers, TRT Holdings profile, accessed Oct 15 2010, http://www.hoovers.com/company/TRT_Holdings_Inc/cksski-1-1njdap.html
  4. ^ BusinessWeek profile of Robert Rowling, accessed October 15, 2010, http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=7984622&privcapId=829570&previousCapId=320269&previousTitle=GAYLORD%20ENTERTAINMENT%20CO
  5. ^ Omni Hotels website, http://www.omnihotels.com/AboutOmniHotels/OmniHotels/History.aspx, accessed Oct 15 2010,
  6. ^ Texas Business Journal, TRT Holdings is new owner of Golds Gym, June 15, 2004, http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/stories/2004/06/14/daily20.html
  7. ^ Open Secrets, Center for Responsive Politics, accessed Oct 15 2010, http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2010/09/american-crossroads-shadow-rnc.html

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