Gaylord Opryland

The Gaylord Opryland is the largest non-casino hotel in the world, which makes it a tourist attraction in its own right as it’s home to a range of things to do and see. The Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center boasts themed gardens, multiple fountains, and waterfalls. There are dozens of gift shops and mini-malls on-site, as well as several dining options, including cafes, lounges, and restaurants serving a range of food including Italian, French, Asian, and American cuisine. In addition, if you’re looking to go shopping in Nashville, it’s got easy access to the Opry Mills mall.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel Christmas
Gaylord Opryland Hotel Christmas

The Gaylord Opryland hotel in Nashville is located in the Opryland area, where the famous Opryland USA theme park once operated between 1972 and 1997. The hotel itself opened in 1977 adjacent to the theme park and the Grand Ole Opry; it was just named the Opryland Hotel until it was bought by the Oklahoma city-based Gaylord Entertainment Company in 1982. The full name of the property is the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center.

The Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville has more than 2,800 guest units, including upwards of 200 suites and 700 rooms with private balconies, patios, and bay windows. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities such as broadband internet access, cable television, air conditioning, refrigerators, minibars, and coffeemakers. Gaylord Opryland is also well known for its eco-friendly habits and has implemented strict recycling efforts. It has its own energy center that generates an impressive 35 percent energy to provide chilled and steamed water as well as electricity to the hotel complex.

Gaylord Opryland Hotel
Gaylord Opryland Hotel

One of the most unique features of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville is its structure. Due to continuous expansion, the hotel does not have a homogenous layout, and there are five main areas inside the hotel complex: the Garden Conservatory, Magnolia, Delta, Cascades, and the Convention Center. The Garden Conservatory is considered the heart of the Gaylord Opryland, as it was the first atrium constructed there to host weddings, and its romantic setting and attractions, such as the Lionhead fountain and Crystal Gazebo, keep it popular. The second atrium constructed was the Cascades, which has a nice Japanese sushi restaurant and a lounge. You can also see the hotel's largest waterfall from the Cascades atrium.

The Delta is the largest atrium of the hotel. It is home to a few good restaurants, retail stores, and the Old Hickory Steakhouse, which is often regarded as the best on-site eatery at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. This expansive atrium is connected to the Opry Mills to ensure easy access to Nashville's famous shopping mall. The Convention Center is a perfect place to hold big events. There are a total of five ballrooms and three exhibit halls here, and the whole complex can accommodate more than ten large gatherings at a time.

Tourists will find several eye-catching attractions within these areas of interests. There are light and dancing water shows held in the Delta and Cascades atria. There are six top-notch restaurants in the complex, as well as retail stores selling gifts, jewelry, books, and toys. The array of entertainment available means that guests could spend an entire Nashville vacation at the Gaylord Opryland and never run out of pretty scenery and interesting things to do.

Travelers looking to relax will find the Relache Spa a great place to be. Its services include massages, hairstyling, skin therapies, nail services, waxing, and makeup services. The on-site fitness center is available for guests’ use, and there are two outdoor pools and one indoor pool on site. The pool in the Magnolia area boasts a splendid waterfall, as well as a bar and patio area for dining—this is a perfect place for some afternoon lounging and relaxation.

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