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Opryland could exceed expectations following restoration
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Gaylord Opryland Resort struggled financially in 2010 following May's historic flood, but 2011 could be a big year. An analyst says the hotel could perform better than expected in part because recovering from last year's flooding may have set a new baseline. More

Symposium brings high-caliber names to Nashville
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Some of the nation's brightest political minds are coming to town for Vanderbilt's annual impact symposium. Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington and Weekly Standard editor William Kristol will lead a discussion about the media and the middle class. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former White House adviser Christina Romer will talk about America's economic policies. More

8 hotels in Nashville part of Green Hospitality Program
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Loews Vanderbilt is one of eight hotels in the Nashville area to be certified as eco-friendly enough to be part of a new Tennessee Green Hospitality program. The hotel's courtesy vehicle for guests is a hybrid, recycling bins are part of every banquets function and iPads may replace guest services directories in guest rooms. More

Nashville builds its tech cred
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Music City? Yes. Health care haven? Definitely. Tech central? Working on it. With help from a contingent of creative techies, Nashville is emerging as an up-and-coming technological marketplace. Over the past several years, social-media-centered "how-to" events such as PodCamp and BarCamp have provided a forum for the cyber-savvy to gather, exchange ideas and get excited about Google, gadgets and gigabytes. More

Cher working on new album in Nashville    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Cher is working on a new album in Nashville! Mark Bright, who has produced hits for Rascal Flatts and Carrie Underwood confirmed he is about begin work on the legendary diva's next CD. "Cher knows that her listeners also listen to country music, so she felt it was a natural thing to develop a country music relationship," he told Silk and Denim Music. More

Tiffany takes notes in Nashville music community
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Before she became a teen phenomenon in the late 1980s, Tiffany already had fond memories of Nashville. Along with spending several weeks riding the roller coasters at Opryland theme park, she befriended songwriter Mae Boren Axton (who wrote "Heartbreak Hotel") and appeared as a starry-eyed child on The Ralph Emery Show. More

'Nashville Flood Art Exhibit' is ready for display
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Art both inspired by and documenting last May's flood will be on display starting Friday at the Metro Arts Commission. The exhibit will include both literal and abstract pieces by Nashville artists, said Jennifer Cole, the commission's executive director. "It's our attempt to reflect people's reflections on the flood," Cole said. More

US travel group urges overhaul to aviation screening
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The Obama administration should adopt a trusted traveler program and allow airlines to permit travelers to check one bag for free to make the airport screening process faster and encourage more travel, a leading industry group said. The U.S. Travel Association worked with security experts to develop recommendations to improve the screening process, which has turned off travelers because searches are seen as invasive and the cause of long wait times. More

Hotel markets score during March Madness    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A handful of cities across the United States will benefit during the next three weeks from college basketball's March Madness, but perhaps none more so than Houston which is set to host the Final Four April 2-4. Early rounds of this year's NCAA men's Division I basketball tournament, will boost hotel demand in regional sites spread over eight cities: Cleveland; Tampa, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Washington, D.C.; Tucson, Arizona; Denver and Chicago. More

Graduate interest in hospitality jobs soars following Michel Roux's Service
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TV show Michel Roux's Service may have inspired a growth in student and graduate interest in hospitality jobs of almost 200 percent, signaling a shift in the perception of the industry as a worthwhile career route. More
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