(Image ©Holiday Inn Opryland, Nashville, TN)

The RUSH Association 2011 Reunion Committee visited six hotels during our site visit conducted from Sunday, October 24, 2010, through Thursday, October 28, 2010. Each of the hotels presented features that were consistent with our strict selection requirements. The hotel that we thought provided the best features at the best price during the best possible time-frame was the HOLIDAY INN OPRYLAND AIRPORT, Nashville, TN

The room rates quoted below are in effect three days prior to, during, and three days after REUNION 2011

ROOM RATE: Twin Double or single King Room: $89.00
(Room rate includes buffet breakfast for each occupant)
(Specify: Two Double Beds or One King Size Bed)
(Room rate does not include applicable taxes)
(A limited number of smoking rooms, all on a seperate floor are available)
(Public areas in the hotel are all NON-SMOKING areas.)

Attendees may reserve their room by calling the hotel's Group Reservations Department at 1-866-871-1171 or by calling the hotel front desk at 1-615-883-9077. A credit card number will be required to secure your reservation. Make sure you mention that you are making the reservation for the USS William R. Rush Association Reunion. Attendees must complete their room reservations not later than September 2, 2011. Please call the hotel during their normal business hours.

Attendees may also reserve their room online by using this link: HI Opryland/Airport - USS William R Rush - $89

Anyone who needs to make a reservation with SPECIAL ROOM REQUIREMENTS please contact the hotel directly. SPECIAL ROOM requirements CAN NOT be requested using the above link.! If you have special room requirements such as an accessible room, a smoking room, or if you need a refrigerator for medical reasons, please contact the hotel directly using telephonbe number 1-615-883-9077.

Please call the hotel during their regular business hours. Nashville, Tennessee is in the CENTRAL TIME ZONE.

Members and Associate Members are requested to contact any non-member Rush Mates they know and encourage them to attend the reunion. Membership in the USS WILLIAM R. RUSH Association is NOT required to attend. Your friends and family members are also welcome.


Holiday Inn Opryland Airport
2200 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN  37214-5116
Front Desk Tel: (615) 883-9770

NashvilleHolidayInnSpring.jpg Brief Description: The Holiday Inn Opryland Airport is a fourteen story full-service hotel with 383 very nicely appointed guest rooms. Sixty-five of the rooms have a view of the atrium.

Just six miles from downtown Nashville, Tennessee this airport hotel's location is easily one of the best in the area. Guests will find themselves minutes away from popular area restaurants, businesses, and attractions namely the famous Opryland. This hotel in Nashville is only a short drive from Vanderbilt University, as well. Hotels in Nashville, Tennessee are many but few provide leisure travelers with such close proximity to popular Nashville attractions like the historic Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame and the Tennessee State Fairgrounds. Other area favorites include Ryman Auditorium, Music Row, and Nashville Shores Waterpark.

The beautifully appointed rooms have either a king bed or two double beds. The rooms feature cable, Color TV, telephones, voice mail, high speed internet, in room coffee maker, iron and ironing board, and hair dryer. Small refrigerators are available at no cost for those guest with medical requirements. Accessible rooms are available. Suites and upgraded rooms are also available at a higher rate.

No matter the reason for your trip, Holiday Inn Opryland Airport ensures that you get the most out of your stay in Nashville, Tennessee. Our hotel's amenities include an indoor pool, sauna, whirlpool, Fitness Center, Business Center, and hotel-wide free Wi-Fi access. Make your reservation today and take advantage of all that Nashville has to offer!

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Standard Rooms - Two Double Beds or King Bed
(Image ©Holiday Inn Opryland Airport, Nashville, TN)

The Atrium!! (Image ©Holiday Inn Opryland Airport, Nashville, Tennessee)

The interior atrium area of the hotel is a key feature. The eight story hight atrium features an indoor swimming pool along with plenty of lounging space for relaxation. During spring, summer, fall, and winter, our spacious atrium is the perfect spot to gather for drinks, conversation, and relaxation. The atrium leads into Jackson's Veranda, Ivories Lounge, and the gracious and comfortable veranda and lounge area leading into the hotel's ballrooms. The atrium also features the Terrace Bar which serves refreshing drinks and a mouth-watering lunch menu.

NashvilleJacksonsVeranda.jpgWhen you're in the mood for good times and great cuisine, be sure to check out JACKSON'S VERANDA at The Holiday Inn Opryland Airport. The restaurant is located in one of the area's most pleasant settings and is known for its delightful staff and superb cuisine. The menu at Jackson's Veranda features a wide array of great selections, made from only the freshest and highest quality ingredients, with something sure to please every member of your group. Jackson's Veranda has established itself as one of the area's favorite culinary destinations and is sure to offer you a pleasant and unique dining experience every time you visit. Please stop in soon! Jackson's Veranda is open for breakfast from 6:00 to 10:00 AM, lunch from 12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM and dinner from 5:00 to 10:00 PM. Jackson's Veranda also provides room service for the hotel from 6:00 AM until 11:00 PM.

NashvilleIvoriesLounge.jpgFrom 6:30 PM until 1:00 AM, the night spot of choice is the IVORIES LOUNGE, which features refreshing drinks and live music by local artists for six days of the the week - Monday through Saturday. The Holiday Inn Opryland Airport is on the Nashville Live Music circuit and IVORIES is the reason. This informal, gracious, sinuous and sleek, club is a steady bet for jazz and relaxed conversation. Mingle with travelers and Opryland shoppers over a cocktail or two and enjoy a classy evening of music; you might just make yourself a new friend or two. It's a bit of a hike from the city center, only six miles to be sure, but in this town, sometimes you've got to travel a few miles to find good jazz.

The hotel has ample parking at no cost, and allows parking for campers and recreational vehicles.

The hotel participates in the InterContinental Hotel Group Priority Club awards program.

The Holiday Inn Opryland Airport Hotel is within two miles of the Nashville International Airport and is well away from any aircraft noise. The hotel provides complimentary shuttle service between the airport and the hotel. The shuttle is available "on-call" from the airport to the hotel. In the mornings the shuttle runs from the hotel to the airport every 20 minutes until 10:00 AM; after that trips from the hotel to the airport are "on-call."

Including JACKSON'S VERANDA Restaurant & IVORIE'S BAR & LOUNGE, which are located in the hotel, there are a number of local and nationally known eateries within a nine mile radius. Some of those are listed below:

These include:


  • Back Yard Burger
  • Carney Fork Fish Camp
  • Casa Fiesta
  • Cock of the Walk
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Darfon's Restaurant & Lounge
  • Demo's Steak & Spaghetti
  • Ellendale's Restaurant
  • F. Scott's
  • Fat Mo's Burgers
  • Gerst Haus Restaurant
  • Hardee's
  • Ivories Lounge
  • Jackson's Veranda Restaurant
  • Los Tres Amigos
  • McDonalds
  • Merchant's Restaurant
  • New Dragon Phoenix
  • Phat Bites Cafe & Coffee
  • Pizza Hut
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Shoney's
  • Sicilian Pasta & Pizza
  • Sonobana Japanese Restaurant
  • South Street Original Crab Shack
  • Subway
  • Spaghetti Factory
  • The Melting Pot
  • Whitt's Barbeque

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