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The Gaylord Opryland Hotel Closes Indefinitely Due To Flooding

May 4, 2010 at 9:28 AM | by | Comments (3)

If you're planning a stay at The Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville in the near future, you may want to double-check on that room reservation. Severe rain storms over the past few days have put most of Nashville under water as its Cumberland River continues to overflow and the grand hotel got hit hard as the floodwaters are one story deep around the hotel.

As you can imagine, the hotel--which has a massive atrium and retail shops on its lower floors--has been closed indefinitely while they recuperate from the damage. Here is a snippet of the message on their website:

As a result, the hotel is not taking any incoming reservations at this time. The guests that were in the hotel this Sunday were evacuated to a nearby shelter for the evening where they were provided with food, drinks and bedding. As of today, most have left the shelter, and have been picking up their luggage from the hotel with the assistance of Gaylord Opryland's bell staff and other leaders who are on site to assist these guests with obtaining their luggage.

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Gaylord Hotels May Need To Invest in Plug Panels

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  Site Where: 2800 Opryland Dr [map], Nashville, TN, United States, 37214
October 20, 2009 at 5:29 PM | by | Comments (0)

We have a love-hate relationship with Twitter. The constant RT-ing, the abuse of hash tags, the "Top That!" and "First!" mentality of Twitterers and their cringe-inducing overshares have us threatening to quit Twitter on a daily basis. But today, we love Twitter again. That's because Twitterer DShelleny tweeted about his woes with too many gadgets and not enough outlets in his room at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville. He writes and TwitPics the frustration saying:

Hey @gaylordhotels..great hotel, here's a quick suggestion for you though... http://twitpic.com/m9u4o

That's his TwitPic above. Interestingly, @GaylordHotels (which has four Gaylord Hotels in the U.S.) has 475 followers but absolutely zero tweets. So we're guessing they didn't see DShelleny's @reply yet. Maybe now they have.

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All Shook Up Over The Loews Vanderbilt's Over-The-Top Elvis Package

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  Site Where: 2100 West End Ave [map], Nashville, TN, United States, 37203
October 6, 2009 at 2:28 PM | by | Comments (0)

Don't call the Loews Vanderbilt Nashville the "Heartbreak Hotel." At least, don't plan on it unless you're booking their "Elvis in the Music City" package in celebration of The King himself. Elvis Presley's 75th birthday falls on January 8th of next year, and in honor of the music icon, the Nashville hotel has cobbled together a over-the-top package that's all glitz, glam, and calls to mind images of gold lame jumpsuits. Expect plenty of royal extravagances to be included, with a price to match: $3,975 for accommodations and a host of Elvis-themed activities.

We're still "All Shook Up" after hearing the price, but if you're an Elvis-lover, this hotel news couldn't have come at a better time, or with more Elvis-centric perks. They're slightly ridiculous as you might expect, but remember, this is the same hotel that hosted a $1,599/night "Hound of Music" package for aspiring canine singers. The Elvis offerings are tame and relatively normal in comparison.

Check out the full list of what's included after the jump.

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The Hotel Preston's Chicken Pot Pie Impresses Our Contest Winner

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  Site Where: 733 Briley Pkwy [map], Nashville, TN, United States, 37217
September 2, 2009 at 2:14 PM | by | Comments (0)

Last month we sent someone to Nashville, with a tan, as part of the cool Dream Amenity contest that we did in partnership with the Hotel Preston. The winner was one Mike Nielsen of Los Angeles whose dream amenity suggestion was an in-room acoustic guitar which will be implemented by the hotel in the coming months.

Even though he only won a two nights stay, Mike and his girlfriend decided to stay an extra two nights and the Hotel Preston gave him a discounted rate of $79 a night. Sweet! And as we expected, Mike has nothing but great things to say about Hotel Preston. Here's his review:

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HotelChatter Contest: Who Is Going To Nashville, With a Tan?

July 27, 2009 at 5:25 PM | by | Comments (0)

HotelChatter's Win a Trip to Nashville contest ended last last week and since then our panel of judges has been busy grading entries. Today we are happy to report that we have a winner. Twenty-nine year-old Mike Nielsen of Los Angeles, Calif. and a guest of his choosing will be jetting off to Nashville courtesy of Southwest Airlines and staying at the The Hotel Preston for two nights. Here is Mike's winning entry:

I think, especially if you're staying in Nashville, that a fun, simple room amenity would be an:

ACOUSTIC GUITAR

That would be so much fun! It seems to make sense, and would be very original and entertaining for guests!

Killer idea Mike. We are now working with Hotel Preston to figure out the best, most practical way for the hotel to execute this idea in one form or another. Stay tuned.

In the meantime, Mike and guest are off to Nashville. Huge thanks to Southwest and The Hotel Preston for helping us pull off this contest. And of course, thanks to all of you who entered your dream amenity suggestions. May hotels and hoteliers soon make your amenity dreams come true!

Read all the entries here.

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Today Is Your Last Chance To Win a Free Trip to Nashville

July 22, 2009 at 5:18 PM | by | Comments (0)

REMINDER: The contest ends today at 11:59pm EST. So SUBMIT YOUR GUESSES before it's too late!

Hotels have become quite clever these days with their in-room amenities. Like The Wit Hotel in Chicago with its cute wake-up calls or the complimentary laptops at The Lanesborough Hotel in London. We're also partial to the "donut soap" at The James and hotels that have Sony Readers or Kindles. And of course, sexy in-room amenities continue to be popular with hotel guests.

At The Hotel Preston in Nashville, amenities are a big part of the guest experience. A Spiritual Menu is offered to guests so they can choose how they want to say their nightly prayers. And just by pressing the hotel's "You want it, you got it" button on the room phone, a lava lamp, a gold fish, a good book, an art kit, a rubber duckie and even milk and cookies can be delivered to your room.

Now the hotel is seeking to add to their amenity list and they want YOU to come up with their next big amenity offering. What is your ultimate fantasy when it comes to hotel room amenities? For the first time ever, you can actually tell us what that fantasy is and by doing so, you'll be entered to win two free round trip tickets on Southwest to Nashville, plus two nights at The Hotel Preston!

Keep reading for more on how to enter HotelChatter's Win Two Nights in Nashville Contest.

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Hotel Preston Still Taking Your Suggestions for Dream In-Room Amenities

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  Site Where: 733 Briley Parkway [map], Nashville, TN, United States, 37217
July 6, 2009 at 6:19 PM | by | Comments (3)

Hotels have become quite clever these days with their in-room amenities. Like The Wit Hotel in Chicago with its cute wake-up calls or the complimentary laptops at The Lanesborough Hotel in London. We're also partial to the "donut soap" at The James and hotels that have Sony Readers or Kindles. And of course, sexy in-room amenities continue to be popular with hotel guests.

At The Hotel Preston in Nashville, amenities are a big part of the guest experience. A Spiritual Menu is offered to guests so they can choose how they want to say their nightly prayers. And just by pressing the hotel's "You want it, you got it" button on the room phone, a lava lamp, a gold fish, a good book, an art kit, a rubber duckie and even milk and cookies can be delivered to your room.

Now the hotel is seeking to add to their amenity list and they want YOU to come up with their next big amenity offering. What is your ultimate fantasy when it comes to hotel room amenities? For the first time ever, you can actually tell us what that fantasy is and by doing so, you'll be entered to win two free round trip tickets on Southwest to Nashville, plus two nights at The Hotel Preston!

Keep reading for more on how to enter HotelChatter's Win Two Nights in Nashville Contest.

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C'mon Tell Us: What's Your Fantasy Hotel Amenity?

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  Site Where: 733 Briley Parkway [map], Nashville, TN, United States, 37217
June 29, 2009 at 5:12 PM | by | Comments (0)

Hotels have become quite clever these days with their in-room amenities. Like The Wit Hotel in Chicago with its cute wake-up calls or the complimentary laptops at The Lanesborough Hotel in London. We're also partial to the "donut soap" at The James and hotels that have Sony Readers or Kindles. And of course, sexy in-room amenities continue to be popular with hotel guests.

At The Hotel Preston in Nashville, amenities are a big part of the guest experience. A Spiritual Menu is offered to guests so they can choose how they want to say their nightly prayers. And just by pressing the hotel's "You want it, you got it" button on the room phone, a lava lamp, a gold fish, a good book, an art kit, a rubber duckie and even milk and cookies can be delivered to your room.

Now the hotel is seeking to add to their amenity list and they want YOU to come up with their next big amenity offering. What is your ultimate fantasy when it comes to hotel room amenities? For the first time ever, you can actually tell us what that fantasy is and by doing so, you'll be entered to win two free round trip tickets on Southwest to Nashville, plus two nights at The Hotel Preston!

Keep reading for more on how to enter HotelChatter's Win Two Nights in Nashville Contest.

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HotelChatter Contest: Win A Free Trip To Nashville, Y'all

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  Site Where: 733 Briley Parkway [map], Nashville, TN, United States, 37217
June 24, 2009 at 12:10 PM | by | Comments (39)

UPDATE 7.23.09: The contest is now closed. The winner has been announced on Monday July 27th here at HotelChatter.

Hotels have become quite clever these days with their in-room amenities. Like The Wit Hotel in Chicago with its cute wake-up calls or the complimentary laptops at The Lanesborough Hotel in London. We're also partial to the "donut soap" at The James and hotels that have Sony Readers or Kindles. And of course, sexy in-room amenities continue to be popular with hotel guests.

At The Hotel Preston in Nashville, amenities are a big part of the guest experience. A Spiritual Menu is offered to guests so they can choose how they want to say their nightly prayers. And just by pressing the hotel's "You want it, you got it" button on the room phone, a lava lamp, a gold fish, a good book, an art kit, a rubber duckie and even milk and cookies can be delivered to your room.

Now the hotel is seeking to add to their amenity list and they want YOU to come up with their next big amenity offering. What is your ultimate fantasy when it comes to hotel room amenities? For the first time ever, you can actually tell us what that fantasy is and by doing so, you'll be entered to win two free round trip tickets on Southwest to Nashville, plus two nights at The Hotel Preston!

Keep reading for more on how to enter HotelChatter's Win Two Nights in Nashville Contest.

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One Hotel That Gets the Christmas Decorations Just Right

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  Site Where: 2800 Opryland Dr [map], Nashville, TN, United States, 37214
December 5, 2008 at 11:46 AM | by | Comments (3)

While we were busy scouring Flickr for images of the worst Christmas decor in hotel lobbies to make our Five Ugliest Types of Hotel Lobby Christmas Decorations list, we came across a photo from a hotel that nailed the whole festive decorating thing — and won our boozey little hearts.

Behold a grand, sparkling structure (and the beams of light that seem to shine upon it from the heavens): a Christmas tree made of wine bottles in the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville. Seriously, check it out.

The massive hotel is well-known for its Christmas festivities ("A Country Christmas") — which, this year, includes a Radio City Rockettes show and a production of The Grinch on ice — but we're pretty sure we'd skip all of that business to sit under this tree drinking straight through the twelve days of Christmas.

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Not One, But Two Alofts Set to Open in Nashville

November 5, 2008 at 9:30 AM | by | Comments (0)

A forwarded email announcing Starwood’s plans for two new alofts in Nashville came prefaced with “Two? Really?” Which is a sentiment that’s right-on, especially since there’s already an aloft near Nashville in Franklin.

Alas, some questions are never meant to be answered, so all we have for you are the deets:

Outpost #1 will be aloft Nashville Downtown, located in the city’s historic district, near the Ryman Auditorium, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Wildhorse Saloon and the Sommet Center, home of the NHL’s Nashville Predators. Outpost #2 will be aloft Nashville Airport, near the airport (obvs) and the Opry Mills Mall. The distance to travel between both Aloft is something like 10 minutes. Both hotels are expected to open in 2010.

And there you have it, folks. Nashville: the new aloft hot spot.

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HotelChatter Flickr Pool:: Aloft Nashville is All Settled In

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  Site Where: 7109 South Springs Drive [map], Nashville, TN, United States, 37067
September 4, 2008 at 11:01 AM | by | Comments (0)

We got a morning surprise from Sevensummerz, who dropped this shot of Aloft Nashville into the HotelChatter Flickr pool.

If you look closely, you can just barely make out a bunch of furniture lined up by the front door. It almost looks like a scene from college move-in day -- and we feel like we're watching our newly-grown-up child moving into his first college dorm room... except it's Starwood's child, and they've had so many children they probably don't even get excited about them anymore.

For more photos of the completed Aloft Nashville, hop on over to the Flickr pool.