NASHVILLE, Tenn. – When the Opryland Hotel reopens later this year it will reopen with a new and updated look.
The Gaylord Opryland Resort, which includes the hotel and Grand Ole Opry House, was extensively damaged in last month's flood and repairs to the facilities are expected to cost as much as $225 million.
On Thursday, Gaylord opened its doors to the media for a tour of the work that's been completed thus far and revealed plans to update parts of the hotel in the process, including the Cascades Atrium, Delta Atrium and main lobby areas.
Remediation work is now complete and officials say in the process they've removed more than 1,200 dumpsters full of debris.
Gaylord Chairman and CEO Colin Reed said the main construction companies working on the hotel are based in Nashville, helping to boost the local economy.
"We are continuing to make excellent progress and look forward to being able to return to business as usual down the road," he said.
The Opryland Hotel is scheduled to reopen November 15.
Officials hope to reopen the Opry House a month and a half earlier, on October 1.
Both have been closed since the historic flood of May 1 and May 2.