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Gaylord National Resort to Reopen July 1

April 8, 2021 by TWN Staff
Inside the Gaylord National Harbor Complex. (phoyo by Dan McCue)

In a sign that the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic is continuing, the Washington D.C. area’s largest hotel — the Gaylord National Resort at National Harbor — will reopen July 1.

Hotel owner Ryman Hospitality Properties lost more than a year of convention and conference business due to its COVID shutdown but used the time to give the nearly 2,000-room hotel a reboot costing about $64 million.

Colin V. Reed, chairman and CEO of Ryman Hospitality, said the reopening “represents a significant milestone for our company as we get closer to a much-anticipated return to group travel.

“After accelerating a previously planned rooms’ renovation and repositioning our food and beverage offerings over the last year, we are ready to welcome guests back to the most spectacular resort on the East Coast,” he said.

The hotel laid off more than 2,000 employees last year, and it is uncertain how many will return.

Hotel officials said they are working closely with local health authorties to ensure the hotel is using the latest safety protocals and complying with local restrictions.

The seven other hotels at National Harbor have all already reopened.

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