Opryland Radisson Plans $7 Million Renovation in Nashville

Nashville's Radisson Hotel at Opryland — a Radisson franchise hotel that's owned and operated by Gaylord Hotels — has commenced a $7 million renovation encompassing its 303 guest rooms and its 16,000 square feet of meeting space, as well as its atrium and lobby, it announced last week.

The renovation will be mostly aesthetic, as guest rooms will be updated with new finishes, furnishings and décor. The lobby, on the other hand, will be reconfigured for a more "streamlined" arrival experience, while meeting rooms and ballrooms will be "updated" — although it's unclear to what extent.

"We look forward to ultimately enhancing the guest experience as we introduce a more stylish and contemporary look," said General Manager Pamela Samaniego. "The design artfully reflects Nashville's distinct musical heritage and complements the recent updates at our sister hotel, Gaylord Opryland Resort."

The hotel, which was not affected by the floods that destroyed much of Opryland last spring, will remain open during construction and is scheduled to complete its makeover in late spring.