Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Dollywood's DreamMore Resort Reaches Construction Milestone

The highest section of Dollywood's new DreamMore Resort was put into place today, marking an important milestone in the project's construction.  The resort's entrance tower, which will eventually greet guests as they arrive, was topped with the structure's highest spire.

The 307 room hotel will open right next door to both Dollywood and Splash Country in 2015.

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This photo shows that final spire being lifted into place, but also just how far along the outside of the building is.  Construction work will now focus on the resort's guest rooms and common areas.

The property also announced two key personnel additions for the property: "Kevin Osborn was appointed as General Manager of Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort after spending many years in leadership roles within Marriott International. Cordelia Marzak joins the team as Director of Sales and Marketing. Marzak joins the team after her tenure with JHM Hotels in Orlando."

The DreamMore Resort was inspired by Dolly Parton's memories of growing up in the Smoky Mountains, and will invite families to share stories, celebrate memories, and create new ones.  The property will offer amenities such as shuttle service to the parks, indoor and outdoor pools, landscaped gardens and a full service restaurant, salon and spa.

The resort is now accepting reservations for next year, and is the second addition that is part of a previously announced 10 year, $300 million growth plan.  The first addition was FireChaser Express, a family roller coaster that opened at Dollywood this year.