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The Gaylord Opryland Hotel Dries Out and Will Re-Open on November 15

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  Site Where: 2800 Opryland Drive [map], Nashville, TN, United States, 37214
June 25, 2010 at 10:05 AM | by | ()

We're only halfway through and already 2010 has been a banner year for Hotel Emergencies. The headlines today may be dominated by BP oil spill news, but we are heartened to hear this good-news followup to another of the year's disasters, the Nashville floods of May 1st weekend: the Gaylord Opryland Resort will re-open on November 15.

The grand hotel suffered considerable damage and was forced to close indefinitely in the aftermath of the floods. (Thankfully, guests were evacuated before the floodwaters reached the property.) But restoration has been in full swing and is on schedule for a triumphant return in November.

In a note on the hotel's website, general manager Pete Weien reports that the clean-up portion of the work is done and construction has begun in earnest.

The restaurants and lobby have been redesigned, and the Magnolia guest rooms and presidential suites will also get a new look.

Weien notes that the city of Nashville at large has "demonstrated an incredible resilience" since the flooding, and that most of the downtown area is now as good as new.

With the Grand Ole Opry House re-opening in October, and the Gaylord Opryland Resort celebrating its own re-opening in November, we can't think of a better fall getaway than Nashville. (The Gaylord brand's fondness for Christmas remains, by the way—the elaborate Christmas lights will start going up at the Nashville property in the next couple of weeks.)

Rooms at Opryland start at just $209 a night on November 15.

[Photos courtesy Gaylord Opryland ]

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