Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

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Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Cascades Atrium
General information
Location Nashville, Tennessee
Coordinates 36°12′41″N 86°41′40″W / 36.21139°N 86.69444°W / 36.21139; -86.69444Coordinates: 36°12′41″N 86°41′40″W / 36.21139°N 86.69444°W / 36.21139; -86.69444
Opening November 1977
Owner Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.
Management Marriott International
Technical details
Floor count 6[1]
Design and construction
Architect Earl Swensson Associates
Other information
Number of rooms 2,881
Number of suites 220
Number of restaurants 15
Gaylord Opryland

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, formerly known as Opryland Hotel, is a large hotel and convention center located in Nashville, Tennessee. It is owned by Gaylord Hotels, a division of Ryman Hospitality Properties (formerly known as Gaylord Entertainment Company), and operated by Marriott International. It is the largest non-casino hotel in the Continental United States outside of Las Vegas. Also ranking as the 29th in the List of largest hotels in the world.

The waterfalls of the Cascades Atrium

On October 26, 2001, Opryland Hotel Nashville was rebranded as Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center (or Gaylord Opryland, for short), taking its name from its corporate parent. Company officials at the time stated that the "Opryland" branding was strong to Nashville (and Texas, initially), but didn't fit with projects in other parts of the United States.[3] According to a 2003 press release, Gaylord Opryland planned to build a 5,000-seat amphitheatre on the site in the near future, but those plans seem to have been abandoned in favor of a convention center expansion.[4]

On January 19, 2012 Gaylord Entertainment announced a new partnership with Dolly Parton's The Dollywood Company to build a new water and seasonal snow park on acreage the company owns across Briley Parkway from Gaylord Opryland. The $50 Million Phase 1 of the overall project was expected to open in Spring of 2014.[5] On September 28, 2012, Dolly decided to withdraw her partnership in the new Nashville theme park.[6]

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