Gaylord Opryland Resort Re-Opens to Leisure Travelers with a Commitment to Clean and Endless Summer Fun

Travelers to Experience Unique Offerings, Exceptional Service, and New Cleaning Protocols.

NASHVILLE, TN (JUNE 25, 2020) – Gaylord Opryland Resort has officially re-opened its doors for summer and is bringing back its fan-favorite summer celebration, redesigned to offer the same all-in-one-place summer fun with peace of mind. Guests will enjoy the family-friendly activities and all-ages entertainment they know and love, with the confidence that their experience has been purposely redesigned to respect social distancing and an enhanced Commitment to Clean program.

Guests who purchase a special overnight package can chill and thrill at SoundWaves™ Water Attraction, a 4-acre upscale indoor/outdoor resort water attraction, which has been upgraded to implement new cleanliness and social distancing measures, while balancing the aquatic experience guests have come to love.  SoundWaves features a wave pool with 37 ft video screen, a double FlowRider®, multi-level play structures, toddler activity area, lazy and rapids rivers, multiple winding waterslides and adults-only exclusive pools and bars. In addition to spaced seating, guests can upgrade their experience by renting a Private Cabana including soft lounge chairs, a flat-screen television, refrigerator, and dedicated pool server. For non-overnight guests, Party Rooms are available with advanced reservations for special celebrations and includes all-day access to SoundWaves, pizza, beverages and self-parking.  The pool experience has been upgraded to implement new cleanliness and social distancing measures, while balancing the aquatic experience guest have come to love.

Only at Gaylord Opryland can guests have the room to enjoy wide open spaces, beautiful atrium views, and a full itinerary of family-friendly activities all in one place. In total, the resort features nine acres of lush indoor gardens, dozens of waterfalls and winding pathways for guests to explore at their leisure. Inside the soaring airy atriums, guests will discover a variety of happenings including live music, indoor flatboat rides, fountain & light shows, scavenger hunt; hotel, garden and art tours; and family movie nights, to name a few. Spotlight events for the summer include Atrium Vibes, a new Wildlife Rescue Experience, and Kids Golf for FREE at Gaylord Springs Golf Links.

On Friday and Saturday nights this summer beginning July 19, the resort is premiering the summer series Atrium Vibes, a line-up of spectacular, socially-distanced entertainment that guests can enjoy from the comfort of their private guestroom balcony. Guests booking an atrium-view room have the “best seat in the house” to one-of-a-kind events, including live music concerts and light and fountain shows. Guests also have the opportunity to further enhance their experience by purchasing wine, lite-fare or a chefcreated meal freshly prepared and delivered “contactless’ to their room.

With acres of lush gardens “under glass”, Gaylord Palms’ atriums are loved by guests for their variety of flora, winding walkways, rivers, waterfalls and space to roam – all kept year round at a comfortable 72 degrees. Beginning July 19th, Gaylord Opryland is transforming its iconic, spacious atriums into an exciting safari for families to discover and learn about endangered animals within the comfort of their own family and on their own time. The Wildlife Rescue Experience will guide guests throughout the nine acres of atriums to track down endangered species and help ensure that they are monitored for their protection.  The virtual adventure will highlight indigenous animals from Tennessee and, with the magic of augmented reality, bring them to life before the participants’ eyes. 

Every day this summer at Gaylord Springs Golf Links, junior golfers ages 15 and under can play one FREE round of golf after 1 p.m. for each full-paying adult accompanying them. In addition, overnight hotel guests receive one complimentary bucket of range balls. Gaylord Springs is in top playing condition for the season, having just completed a $1.3 million course improvement to reshape and reduce the total square footage bunkers, also known as sand traps, which is a benefit to average and recreational golfers. In addition, challenging stacked-sod and church pew style bunkers were added on three holes – the only ones like it in the state of Tennessee.

In accordance with Marriott’s “Commitment to Clean” practices, the resort will provide enhanced cleaning technology, hospital-grade disinfectants, attendants dedicated to sanitizing frequently throughout the day, new social distancing protocols, and hundreds of new cleaning processes to take care of guests while they enjoy the resort’s amenities.

Additionally, Gaylord Opryland’s ownership group, Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE:RHP) selected Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), a leader in medical research, as its official wellness advisor. These combined efforts will further support Gaylord Opryland’s multi-phased health and sanitation plans, procedures, and staff training.

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About Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, located at 2800 Opryland Drive in Nashville, Tenn., is the flagship property of Gaylord Hotels, part of the Marriott portfolio of brands. The 2,888-room hotel offers “everything in one place”— SoundWaves upscale indoor/outdoor water attraction, diverse dining options, a full-service spa, top-notch entertainment, on-site shopping, an award-winning golf course and more. For more information, visit