Happy Thanksgiving from Gaylord Opryland! It’s definitely a day to be thankful in Nashville, as its iconic hotel re-opened November 15 after being closed for six months. The hotel suffered more than $200 million in damage as a result of the May floods that devastated the city.
The hotel, which draws visitors from around the country, was flooded in some places with as much as 12 feet of water, resuting in its closure — a big impact for its employees and the nearby businesses.
After months of cleanup, the hotel is back better than ever, and decked out for Christmas.
I’m here with my family for Thanksgiving and excited to share snippets of the our holiday as we explore this Southern icon reborn. We’re checking out their tradition of “A Country Christmas,” which draws more than 1 million people each year, and bringing you some insider tips to navigate the attractions.
Our first adventure was braving their new “Ice!” exhibit last night. Stay tuned for the full story on that … next post!