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Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. Provides Update on Status of Gaylord National Following Water Outage in Prince George’s



  Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. Provides Update on Status of Gaylord
  National Following Water Outage in Prince George’s County Being Averted

Business Wire

NASHVILLE -- July 18, 2013

The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) has informed Ryman
Hospitality Properties that the water emergency in southern Prince George’s
County has been averted. As a result, the Company’s hotel manager, Marriott
International, began accepting guests beginning Thursday, July 18 at 10:00
a.m. EDT. Operations will ramp up over the course of the next few days, as
water conservation efforts remain in effect. Full operations of all facilities
and services are expected to be in place by Saturday, July 20.

As previously announced by the Company, following communication from the WSSC
that the water shutdown was a certainty, a significant effort was made to
relocate scheduled guests. Where possible, arrangements are now being made for
these guests to stay at the property as originally planned.

At this time, it is too early to assess the financial impact of the loss of
revenue and profitability associated with the temporary suspension of
operations at the Gaylord National on Ryman Hospitality Properties’ results as
a whole.

About Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.

Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (NYSE: RHP), is a real estate investment
trust for federal income tax purposes, specializing in group-oriented,
destination hotel assets in urban and resort markets. The Company’s owned
assets include a network of four upscale, meetings-focused resorts totaling
7,795 rooms that are managed by world-class lodging operator Marriott
International, Inc. under the Gaylord Hotels brand. Other owned assets managed
by Marriott International, Inc. include Gaylord Springs Golf Links, the
Wildhorse Saloon, the General Jackson Showboat and the Inn at Opryland, a
303-room overflow hotel adjacent to Gaylord Opryland. The Company also owns
and operates a number of media and entertainment assets, including the Grand
Ole Opry (opry.com), the legendary weekly showcase of country music’s finest
performers for nearly 90 years; the Ryman Auditorium, the storied former home
of the Grand Ole Opry located in downtown Nashville; and WSM-AM, the Opry’s
radio home.

This press release contains statements as to the Company's beliefs and
expectations of the outcome of future events, including the expected timing of
reopening the hotel and services, which are forward-looking statements as
defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These
forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could
cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. These
include the risks and uncertainties associated with the suspension of
operations at the Gaylord National hotel and the timing of reopening, which
will depend on the actions of third parties including The Washington Suburban
Sanitary Commission and Prince George’s County, Maryland and the difficulty,
timing and success of their water main repair effort; the extent and amount of
any costs or losses incurred by the Company in connection with the suspension
of operations and reopening; and potential damage to the business and
reputation of the hotel or the Company related to the interruption of
business. Other factors that could cause operating and financial results to
differ are described in the filings made from time to time by the Company with
the Securities and Exchange Commission and include the risk factors described
in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012
and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. The Company does not undertake any
obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking statements
made by it to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date hereof
or the occurrence of unanticipated events.

Contact:

Investor Relations:
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.
Mark Fioravanti, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
615-316-6588
mfioravanti@rymanhp.com
or
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.
Todd Siefert, Vice President of Corporate Finance & Treasurer
615-316-6344
tsiefert@rymanhp.com
or
Media:
Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.
Brian Abrahamson, Vice President of Corporate Communications
615-316-6302
babrahamson@rymanhp.com
or
Sloane & Company
Dan Zacchei, 212-446-1882
dzacchei@sloanepr.com
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