Gaylord seeks help with repair
Posted: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 8:01 pm
NASHVILLE (AP) — Gaylord Opryland is asking the city to help pay for flood repairs at its $1 billion hotel.
The Tennessean reports Gaylord has asked Mayor Karl Dean to support its request to redirect a 1 percent portion of the city’s hotel tax that was being held in reserve for a proposed expansion of the hotel.
Dean spokeswoman Janel Lacy said the mayor is reviewing Gaylord’s request, which would need Metro Council approval.
Also, Gaylord CEO Colin Reed said he will meet with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials Wednesday to discuss whether inaccurate information about flood levels led to some of the damage at the hotel and Grand Old Opry. They will also discuss who should pay to raise the height of the levees that are supposed to protect the property.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
Published in The Messenger 6.16.10