Gaylord Opryland Hotel Reopens
November 16, 2010 at 8:43 AM (PT)
The GAYLORD OPRYLAND RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER reopened MONDAY (11/15) with $270 million in renovations and hopes that it will quickly return to its pre-flood level of business. The company lost $35 million to $40 million in profit at the 2,880-room hotel since it shut after the MAY flood.
The city missed out on an estimated $2 million in hotel tax revenue and $2 million to $3 million in sales taxes during its closure, according to the TENNESSEAN. Officials are hoping for a return to normal hotel revenue as well as a boost that the opening is expected to bring.
The opening includes a three-day series of CHRISTMAS-themed events featuring the ROCKETTES, a playground made of ice, fireworks and free concerts.