NASHVILLE (press release)—Tennessee’s thriving tourism industry continues to expand in the New Year, with highly anticipated grand openings, milestone anniversaries and expansions happening throughout the state. The new and improved tourism assets will contribute to the state’s tourism momentum helping to strengthen the brand promise to provide vacation experiences that can only be “Made in Tennessee.”
Dollywood in Pigeon Forge will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2015. Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort, a new 60 acre, 307 room resort property, is set to open in the summer. DreamMore Resort is part of $300 million in developments expected by Dollywood over the next 10 years.
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville’s world-renowned music venue, is getting an upgrade in 2015 with a $14 million expansion. The development includes an event space which will feature a daytime tour to immerse guests even deeper into the Ryman’s past. A café, retail area, new box office, restrooms and larger lobbies will accommodate even more music fans.
Elvis Presley’s Graceland in Memphis has broken ground on a new world-class hotel to be open in Fall 2015. The full service 450-room hotel, named The Guest House at Graceland, will be constructed along Elvis Presley Boulevard.